Westport Headlands Park

The Westport Village Society acquired the nine-acre headlands property in the center of the village in 2000 with the generous assistance of the California Coastal Conservancy. The property was improved in 2005 with a trail and overlook accessible by disabled persons; an informal trail system that includes a footbridge over a season stream in the center of the property; and a stairway that offers access to Eddie White Beach for recreation and fishing. A Management Plan was developed to guide conservation and the development of public access facilities at the site. We are working to control invasive plants and bolster native plants and habitats. If you'd like to help, please contact WVS.


* The Headlands Park is open from sunrise to sunset only.
* Pack your own garbage out.
* No vehicular entry except by permit.
* No camping.
* No fires, fireworks, or firearms.
* Rules for Kayaks/Boats: Day use at your own risk. Overnight boat storage on beach ONLY with a Boat Permit issued by WVS.
* Private Events: Such as Weddings by approved permit ONLY. Submit an Event Application to WVS well in advance.

Headlands History

The property formerly served as a ship landing from 1878 until 1930. Two piers projected out onto offshore rocks to provide access to small "dog hole" schooners that brought supplies and transported timber products to markets in San Francisco and other destinations. Preserving and sharing the story of this ship landing and the history of the local area are an ongoing WVS project. Please visit the history page for more details about this ongoing research program. This park is used for community events We appreciate your respectful use of this treasured community asset! Please contact WVS with questions and concerns.