Westport-Union Landing State Beach Campgrounds

Mendocino County


MacKerricher State Park


Mendocino Coast
Attractions and Activities

Visitors to Mendocino enjoy driving along the coast and exploring the little beaches and rocky points. There are surprises around every corner.

  • Van Damme State Park with a nice beach for kayaking and diving and great inland hiking trails.
  • Point Arena Lighthouse stands on a rugged point of land. Take a lighthouse tour.
  • Mountain bike along dirt roads
  • Hike around the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Land.
  • Take a trip to Africa at the B. Bryan Preserve near Point Arena. See Africa's hoofed animals such as Greater Kudu, zebras, and giraffes.
  • Take an adventurous hike down to Bowling Ball Beach to see the amazing spheres of rock in the surf at low tide.
  • Visit the quaint town of Mendocino and walk along the Mendocino Headlands
  • Poke around famous Glass Beach near Fort Bragg and then stop in town for dinner.
  • Mendocino coast beaches are generally considered too dangerous for wading and swimming, but some sheltered beaches and inlets can be safe under favorable conditions. Always check with park rangers about the safety of a particular beach.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Dogs: On leash, always attended. Dogs not allowed on Virgin Creek Beach, the northern half of Ten Mile Beach, the Seal Rocks harbor seal pup nursery area, and the walk-in tent campground.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Firewood: Purchase firewood locally to avoid bringing in pests.

Westport-Union Landing SB Campgrounds

Westport-Union Landing State Beach Campgrounds are located north of Fort Bragg on the Mendocino coast. Visitors are attracted to Westport-Union Landing by its rugged beauty. The campground, situated on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, offers few amenities, but the views of the coast and the ocean are wonderful. Several nearby beaches make interesting places to explore or to try your luck at surf fishing.

Westport-Union Landing State Beach has 3 campgrounds along the bluffs with a total of 85 campsites for RVs, trailers, and tents. There is also a Hike & Bike area for camping. The campgrounds can often be windy.

Campground Basics
Location: Highway 1, nineteen miles north of Fort Bragg
Elevation: 100 feet
Mileage from gateway cities: Fort Bragg - 19 miles
Willits - 63 miles
Number of Sites: 85
Open - Closed: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 driven and 1 legally towed (fee for additional vehicles)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Westport-Union Landing State Beach (707) 937-5804

Reservations
No Reservations: First come, first served
Maximum RV/trailer Length: no limit
Wheelchair Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $25 per night
Hike & Bike - $5 per person
Check-in, check-out: any time, check-out Noon

Westport-Union Landing State Beach Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, grill and fire ring; no hook-ups
Campground: Portable toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Howard Creek Beach, Abalone Point, Rockport Bay, fishing, photography, sight-seeing

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, purchase firewood locally.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.

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