Nestled on the Northern
Coast of California just 15 miles north of Fort Bragg and 25 miles
north of Mendocino sets a little town called Westport.
Once a bustling logging
town in the 1800's, this treasured enclave of coastal splendor is
for those who want a peaceful retreat. Beautiful beaches, fresh
mountain streams, pasture lands with grazing cows and some llamas,
and redwood forest are what you will find here.
Westport is not only a
destination of quiet repose, but a restful state of mind where one
can pick berries along a creek, fish for trout, and watch the sun
sizzle into the Pacific. If you hike through the forest in the
spring, you will find wild rhodedendrons twenty feet high in
bloom, ferns some as tall as you are and some a lacy as a bridal
Several state and private
campgrounds, two inns, and Bill's grocery, bait store, and post
office serve the tiny village and travelers. Highway 1 turns
inland here and winds past the vanished town of Rockport,
jumping-off spot for the famed Lost Coast, then through the forest
to Leggett where it connects with Highway 101 toward Eureka. Special
Note: the Hollywood film, "The Russians are Coming,
the Russians are Coming" was shot here and the old
general store was in some of the scenes.
Bed and Breakfast Inns