Westport-Union Landing State Beach RV & Campground Guide

California

Lose yourself in the sound of the sea at Westport-Union Landing State Beach. As the waves crash against this 3-mile stretch of rocky Pacific shore, you'll feel the rest of the world fade away. Spend your days hiking along cliffs dotted with wildflowers or try your luck at surf fishing. The dramatic landscape is rife with opportunities for photography, and you'll often see professionals out capturing the sunset or the mountains that rise to the east. You won't find crowds or amenities here; the closest town is tiny Fort Bragg, 19 miles south, and Sacramento and San Francisco lie about 200 miles away. As you're packing for a trip, prepare for conditions that can swing from hot and sunny to cold and windy in the space of an hour. In most cases, the coastal temperatures are cool, so wearing a warm layer is a must.

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Weather
Spring 45-60 F
Summer 50-65 F
Fall 45-65 F
Winter 40-55 F
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Nearby Cities
Fort Bragg, CA
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Given the cool weather at Westport-Union Landing State Beach, an RV is the perfect warm and dry home base for your adventures. Don't worry if you don't own an RV yet: An RV rental gives you the chance to try out the motorhome you've always wanted.

Westport-Union Landing State Beach Campgrounds

If you're hoping to get on the beach early in the morning, the Westport-Union Landing State Beach Campgrounds are the ideal place to camp. There are three campgrounds within the beach boundaries, each perched on the bluffs. Grab a site on the western edge for the best sunset views; no matter where you park, you'll be able to fall asleep to the sound of the surf. Sites here are all primitive with no hookups or dump station access, so it's important to prepare accordingly. Keep in mind that these campgrounds offer sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Expect a nightly fee starting at $35.

Westport Beach RV Park and Campground

Looking for RV sites with full hookups? The closest option to Westport-Union Landing State Beach is Westport Beach RV Park and Campground, which lies just to the south. Here, you can choose sites with views of the ocean or Wages Creek; primitive sites are also available. Limited Wi-Fi service is available, and you'll also have access to a store, coin-operated showers and a dump station. The park is ideal for families thanks to the on-site playground, volleyball courts and private beach. Premium sites with full hookups start at $70 for two people while standard full-hookup sites are $62 for two people. The park charges an extra $7 per night for each additional adult and $5 per night for each child. Pets are allowed for a $2-per-night surcharge. If you're visiting in the winter, you'll get a great deal as RV sites are just $49.

MacKerricher State Park Campground

Watch seals relaxing on the beach a short walk from your campsite at MacKerricher State Park Campground. With 140 sites, this is a great spot to check out if everything is full at Westport-Union Landing State Beach. MacKerricher is popular with families; during the summer, rangers run a full schedule of campfire programs and other activities. This park doesn't offer hookups, but every site comes with a picnic table and campfire ring. There's a dump station inside the campground as well as bathrooms with hot showers. Sites at MacKerricher start at $35 per night, and many can be reserved online in advance.

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Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Inside Westport-Union Landing State Beach

The best way to explore Westport-Union Landing State Beach is on foot, and with 3 miles of shoreline to cover, there's plenty to see. Bring your camera and be sure to come for at least one sunset because the rocky shoreline and sea stacks are remarkably photogenic. The park is also a popular spot for surf fishing during the day and net fishing after dark. Even if you don't plan to fish yourself, it's worth the walk to watch the anglers at work.

Outside Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Westport-Union Landing State Beach is located in a remote spot on the Northern California coast. Outdoor activities abound, but it's a good idea to stock up on food and supplies for your trip on the way in. You'll find a small collection of restaurants in Fort Bragg, about 30 minutes south, as well as a few quirky shops.

Restaurants

Old Abalone Pub

Located in the historic Westport Hotel, the Old Abalone Pub is the closest restaurant to Westport-Union Landing State Beach. Here, you'll enjoy fresh seafood and comforting classic dishes with a view of the ocean. Be sure to check the restaurant's open hours before you come as they change seasonally.

Type: Seafood

Location: 38921 CA-1, Westport, CA 95488

The Purple Rose

With its eclectic decor and hearty Mexican food, this restaurant is a must-visit stop on your way to Westport-Union Landing State Beach. The menu is affordable and packed with Mexican classics like tacos and burritos, making it a popular spot for families.

Type: Mexican

Location: 24300 N CA-1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Jenny's Giant Burger

Step back in time at Jenny's, a retro spot that's known for its massive burgers. Treat yourself to a shake or a malt after a day on the beach.

Type: Burgers

Location: 940 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

North Coast Brewing Co.

If you're a fan of craft beer, don't miss this taproom. It's the ultimate spot for comfort food; the menu offers dishes like gourmet macaroni, loaded nachos and garlic waffle fries.

Type: Brewery

Location: 444 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

GG's Thai Cafe

Known for its friendly service and authentic Thai dishes, GG's is a hot spot in Fort Bragg. Don't miss the house-made peanut sauce and the grilled satay.

Type: Thai food

Location: 500 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Shopping

Fort Bragg Cyclery

Whether you need a new bike for your trip, a repair job or an extra tube, this friendly shop can help. The staff is also happy to suggest a local trail that suits your skill level.

Location: 301 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

If the Shoe Fits

Grab an extra layer or pick up a vintage find at this small consignment shop.

Location: 337 N Franklin St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Lost Surf Shack

If you're thinking of surfing on your trip to Northern California, this surf shop is a great place to browse. Pick up everything you need and get tips on the best local breaks.

Location: 319 N Franklin St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The Outdoor Store

Packed with men's and women's outdoor clothing and shoes, this is the perfect spot for any last-minute purchases you need to hike or bike around Westport-Union Landing State Beach.

Location: 247 N Main St C, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

The Quarry

Whether you need a souvenir or a decoration for your home, The Quarry has it. You'll also find a selection of locally made jewelry.

Location: 143 E Laurel St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Sightseeing

Glass Beach

Make the drive south to Fort Bragg to see this famous beach; the ground is covered with colorful pieces of sea glass, creating one of the most unusual stretches of shoreline in California.

Location: Fort Bragg, CA

Lost Coast Trail

Enjoy panoramic views of the ocean from this trail, which runs for more than 25 miles from Black Sands Beach to Mattole.

Chamberlain Creek Waterfall Trail

Hike to a spectacular waterfall through a narrow canyon filled with redwood trees. Bring sturdy footwear because the trail includes steep, often slippery steps.

MacKerricher State Park

Climb among windblown sand dunes and check out the tide pools at this state park, which lies between Fort Bragg and Westport-Union Landing State Beach.

Location: Fort Bragg, CA

Skunk Train

Bring the family for a ride on this historic train, which runs through redwood forests and over beautiful canyons. Keep an eye out for the trestle bridges along the way. If you're up for an active day, rent a railbike and pedal along the tracks to enjoy the scenery up close.

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How to Get to
Westport-Union Landing State Beach

The only way to get to Westport-Union Landing State Beach is on Highway 1. Take this well-traveled road north from Fort Bragg or south from Leggett and Piercy. If you're coming from farther inland, you can access Highway 1 from Highway 101 or Highway 20.

Entering Westport-Union Landing State Beach

Westport-Union Landing State Beach is open every day of the year from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Entry is free for day use, so you can come and go as you please.

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