Westport Light State Park is a 212-acre day-use park on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. The park offers a panoramic view of the sea. The historic Westport Lighthouse is adjacent to the park. A concrete boardwalk traverses the primary dune, connecting this park with Westhaven State Park, 1.3 miles away.
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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
Japanese tsunami debris:
Visit the Dept. of Ecology’s website
for information on tsunami debris found on Washington’s beaches, what to do if you find debris and how to report it.
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 at Westport, Wash., 22 miles southwest of Aberdeen, Wash. in Grays Harbor County
Drive west on Ocean Ave. about one mile to park entrance.
Westport Light downloadable pdf map #1
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This park offers a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and easy pedestrian access to the beach. The Westport Lighthouse, for which the park was named, stands on adjacent Coast Guard property. A boardwalk connects the park with Westhaven State Park, 1.3 miles away.
The park is named for the historic Westport Lighthouse (also called Grays Harbor Lighthouse) built in 1898 and adjacent to the park on Coast Guard property. The lighthouse was built as a navigational aide for Point Chehalis at the south entrance to Grays harbor.
The park offers no interpretive activities.
| ||Available in the area|
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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. ADA Hiking Trails||• Fishing (saltwater)||• Beach Exploration|
• Bird Watching
The beach is suitable for many improvised games. An ADA hiking trail, which is actually a concrete boardwalk along the beach, connects this park with Westhaven State Park 1.3 miles away. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are illegal on the beach and dunes. Swimming in the ocean is not advised due to variable currents or rip tides.
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 designated free days.
2014 State Parks free days:
Jan. 19 and 20 – In honor of Martin Luther King Day
March 19 – In honor of Washington State Parks' 101st birthday
April 19 – A spring Saturday free day
April 22 – Earth Day
May 11 – A spring Saturday free day
June 7 and 8 – In honor of National Trails Day and WDFW Free Fishing Weekend
June 14 – National Get Outdoors Day
Aug. 25 – In honor of National Park Service’s birthday
Sept. 27 –National Public Lands Day
Nov. 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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Picnic and Day-use Facilities
The park provides 15 unsheltered picnic tables and one restroom for day-use visitors. Flip-top braziers are located at picnic sites, which are all first come, first served.
|Mammals||Birds||Fish & Sea Life|
• Deer or Elk
|• Crows or Ravens|
• Doves or Pigeons
• Sea Birds
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• Moss or Lichens
Park photo gallery