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Westport is a tiny community with sweeping ocean and mountain views located on the remote Mendocino Coast in northern California. The Westport-Union Landing State Beach is located on Highway 1 near the town of Westport and features fishing, picnicking, hiking and camping. It's also a popular spot for abalone divers. Nearby Van Damme State Park consists of 1,831 acres of beach and upland, and features the Fern Canyon Scenic Trail System that meanders along a fern-carpeted canyon of the Little River. The park also contains a fascinating pygmy forest where mature, cone-bearing cypress and pine trees stand six inches to eight feet tall. Another interesting feature of the park is a unique "Cabbage Patch," where skunk cabbage grows in abundance. This park is approximately three miles south of the town of Mendocino, which also makes a nice day trip from Westport. Mendocino is known for its art galleries, quaint shops and restaurants. Other area attractions include the Skunk Train in Fort Bragg, the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and the Redwoods/Drive-Thru Tree and nearby wineries. Westport is also a short drive to the "Lost Coast," which is 80 miles of rugged, unspoiled coastline backed by redwood forests. The town of Westport is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes from San Francisco.

Surrounding areas: Fort Bragg, California (13.4 mi), Caspar, California (18.7 mi), Mendocino, California (22.6 mi), Willits, California (28.1 mi), Albion, California (28.5 mi), Shelter Cove, California (31.3 mi), Garberville, California (32.1 mi)

Westport Vacation Rentals




Westport Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Quality Inn & Suites1141 N Main StFort Bragg, CA12.4 mi.(800) 643-5482
Holiday Inn Express250 Hwy 20Fort Bragg, CA13.2 mi.(707) 964-1100
Seabird Lodge191 S StFort Bragg, CA13.2 mi.(707) 964-4731
Quality Inn & Suites Tradewinds400 S Main StFort Bragg, CA13.7 mi.(707) 964-4761
Super 8 Motel888 South Main StFort Bragg, CA14.3 mi.(707) 964-4003
Baechtel Creek Inn101 Gregory LnWillits, CA28.4 mi.(707) 459-9063
Best Western Willits Inn1777 S Main StWillits, CA28.8 mi.(707) 459-5800

Westport Weather & Climate

The rugged northern Pacific Coast, north of the San Francisco Bay Area, experiences a mild climate year round. There is very little variation in temperature from winter, spring, summer and fall. Summers are dry, but typically cool and foggy right along the coast. Further inland, near the Anderson Valley, temperatures will be warmer with more sunny days. Be advised that it can be in the 60s in the Mendocino coast area, and just 30 miles inland the temperature can be in the 90s. Cool ocean breezes and a thick marine layer helps moderate coastal temperatures. If visiting during wintertime, there is a good chance it will rain during your stay. November through March are the wettest months. Fall is generally the sunniest time along the northern Pacific Coast.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 55°F 40°F 7.32 in. 52°F
February 57°F 41°F 6.78 in. 52°F
March 58°F 42°F 6.48 in. 50°F
April 60°F 43°F 2.86 in. 50°F
May 62°F 45°F 1.59 in. 50°F
June 64°F 48°F 0.42 in. 51°F
July 66°F 49°F 0.14 in. 51°F
August 66°F 50°F 0.34 in. 52°F
September 67°F 49°F 0.74 in. 53°F
October 64°F 46°F 2.57 in. 53°F
November 59°F 43°F 5.42 in. 53°F
December 55°F 39°F 6.34 in. 53°F

Westport Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Little River airport (O48) located about 25 miles south of Westport in Little River, California.

Westport Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
J's Amusement ParkGuernevilleCA89.0 mi.
 
Water Parks
Waterworks ParkReddingCA98.6 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Brooktrails Golf CourseWillitsCA25.1 mi.
Little River Inn Golf & Tennis ClubLittle RiverCA25.3 mi.
Shelter Cove Golf CourseWhitethornCA27.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Mount Shasta Ski ParkShastaCA95.3 mi.
 
State Parks
MacKerricher State ParkCA10.1 mi. 
Russian Gulch State ParkCA21.1 mi. 
Sinkyone Wilderness State ParkCA21.4 mi. 
Mendocino Headlands State ParkCA23.2 mi. 
Van Damme State ParkCA25.3 mi. 
Richardson Grove State ParkCA25.9 mi. 
Navarro River Redwoods State ParkCA32.7 mi. 
Dimmick Memorial Grove State ParkCA34.5 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Sequoia Park ZooEurekaCA83.1 mi.


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