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Westport Headlands Trail

ADA iconFood iconParking iconPicnic Tables iconStairs iconBeach Access iconCliff Edge iconWildlife Viewing iconWetlands / Stream iconTide Pools iconWhale Watching iconBiking iconSmall Watercraft iconKayaking iconDogs on Leash iconFishing iconEasy Trail icon

The Westport Headlands is a community gathering spot with a rich history of past uses. In the past, this spot was used as a ship landing, and a careful observer can find signs of that history. Today, the site features picnic areas, a stairway to the rocky cove beach below the headlands, and blackberries in late summer. The public can also enjoy ocean views, whale and bird watching, beachcombing, tidepools, fishing, kayaking, and a children’s natural play area at this location. This public access area is managed by the Westport Village Society (WVS), and has street parking as well as an ADA parking area and platform. For more information, please contact WVS at or visit their website at

Westport Headlands Trail trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 39.6378

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.7851

Mapping: See Trail Map above.

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Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 77.48

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 77.39

Trail Length: 0.3 miles