Westhaven State Park is a 79.06-acre day-use park with 1,215 feet of shoreline on the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay. The park has panoramic views of the beach and is within minutes of the city of Westport, the marina and nearby attractions. Sitting along the South Jetty, the park is a popular destination for surfing, jetty fishing, crabbing and picnicking. A concrete boardwalk transverses the primary dune, connecting this park with Westport Light State Park, 1.3 miles away.Want to support Washington State Parks? Get involved by joining a friends' group. For more information, visit the Friends' Group web page.
Summer: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Winter: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The park is open year round for day use only.
Winter Schedule for all Washington State Parks
We are currently replacing the restrooms at Westhaven State Park. This is a major construction project that is currently underway and is impacting both parking and entrance in to the parking lot. This project is estimated to last through August, 2013. We are providing temporary restrooms on site. Due to construction and limited parking, camping trailers and vehicles over 22 feet in length are prohibited.
Don't move firewood: Please protect the Pacific Northwest from invasive species by obtaining or purchasing your firewood at or near your camping destination (within 50 miles). Firewood can carry insects and diseases that threaten the health of our western forests. You can make a difference by buying and burning your firewood locally. For more information, visit online at www.dontmovefirewood.org or the Washington Invasive Species Council website.
The Discover Pass now can be used on either of two vehicles!Annual pass: $30
One-day pass: $10
(Transaction and dealer fees may apply)
A Discover Pass is required for motor-vehicle access to state parks and recreation lands managed by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. Exemptions:
Your purchase of the Discover Pass supports recreation on state lands. However, the Discover Pass is not required if you are camping or renting overnight accommodations, for the duration of your stay at that state park. For additional exemptions and more information, please visit the Discover Pass website
The park has no camping.
Located on the Pacific Ocean just northeast of Westport, Wash., 23 miles west of Aberdeen, Wash. in Grays Harbor County.
Take State Route 105 South to South Montesano Street (watch for signs to Westport). Turn right onto South Montesano Street and follow towards Westport. The state park access road will be on left. Follow the gravel road to the parking area.
Westhaven downloadable pdf map #1
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The park has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Half Moon Bay, with beach access to both shores. Sitting along the South Jetty, the park is a popular destination for surfing and fishing. The park is within minutes of the city of Westport and its marina, maritime history museums and other attractions. A concrete boardwalk connects the park with Westport Light State Park, 1.3 miles away. Twin Harbors, Bottle Beach and Grayland Beach state parks are a short drive away from Westhaven State Park.
An interpretive sign about the geological story of the area is located on the parking lot side of the sand dunes.
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• Marine supplies
• Overnight Accommodations
• Pay phone
• Postal service
• Recreational equipment
• White gas
Supplies and services are available in the adjacent town of Westport.
|• 1.3 mi. Hiking Trails||• Fishing (saltwater)|
|• Beach Exploration|
• Bird Watching
The park is popular for surfing. An ADA hiking trail, which is actually a concrete boardwalk along the beach, connects this park with Westport Light State Park 1.3 miles away. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are prohibited on the beach and dunes. Swimming in the ocean is not advised due to variable currents or rip tides.
Horseback riding is prohibited at Westhaven State Park, but is allowed on the beach at nearby Westport Light State Park.
A recreational license is required for fishing and shellfish harvesting at Washington state parks. For regulations, fishing season information or to purchase a recreational license, visit the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife website.
Free days at state parks
: Visit Washington state parks for free. The Discover Pass is not required to visit a state park on ten designated free days in 2013.
The 2013 State Parks free days are as follows:
Jan. 21 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 30 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 100th birthday on March 19
April 27 and 28 – National Parks Week
June 1 – National Trails Day
June 8 and 9 – National Get Outdoors Day and Department of Fish and Wildlife Free Fishing weekend
Aug. 4 – Peak season free day
Sept. 28 – National Public Lands Day
Nov. 9 through 11 – Veteran's Day weekend
Please note: A Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife during State Parks free days. For more information, please visit www.discoverpass.wa.gov
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The park provides one restroom facility for day-use visitors.
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• Doves or Pigeons
• Sea Birds
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Park photo gallery