DeHaven Creek Beach and Headlands

The Westport Village Society acquired the 26 acre DeHaven property on the west side of Highway 1 at the mouth of DeHaven Creek in 2022 with the generous assistance of the California Coastal Conservancy and our donors. Signs were installed at the main entries to the property advising visitors of this change and listing rules for using this park. A Management Plan was developed with public input to guide conservation and the improvement of public access at this site in 2023. A parking lot and stairway from the south headland down to the beach near the mouth of DeHaven Creek has been designed. Permit applications were submitted in late 2023 and are under review. Approval of the permits is anticipated in 2024. A grant for construction funding will then be submitted to the Coastal Conservancy. If you'd like to help us manage and maintain this property, please contact WVS.


* The DeHaven Park is open from sunrise to sunset only.
* Please pack out your own garbage and help keep this park clean and natural.
* No vehicular entry.
* No camping.
* No fires, fireworks, or firearms.
* Please keep your pets on a leash to protect wildlife.

This property contains diverse habitats, plant communities, and other life forms as well as evidence of lengthy human visitation. Dynamic natural processes such as geological uplift, faulting, sea level change, and the erosive impacts of wave and tidal action are on display every day. The landscape provides a scenic setting where natural processes and life forms can be observed. Please visit this park in a respectful way, staying on established trails to avoid impacts to senstive resources. Always be aware of safety, staying well back from the bluff edge and watching for sneaker waves (especially in the winter). Please contact WVS with questions, suggestions, and concerns. We rely on you to help us manage this property in a manner that preserves its resources, habitats, and scenic beauty.