Westport, CA, USA

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Westport, CA, USA

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Seaside scenery and cozy campgrounds surround you

Westport's residents let the natural wonders around them provide activity and entertainment, and as soon as you arrive at your Westport vacation rental, you'd do best to follow suit. First, check out the Westport Headlands, 9 acres of property in the center of the village with a scenic trail and overlook, plus a stairway to Eddie White Beach below. Once on the sandy shore, unpack your picnic basket or take out your fishing tackle and relax. When you get sleepy, don't worry, Westport's RV park and campground is less than 2 miles away.

More natural beauty in Westport's neighbors to the south

Take a day trip from your Westport vacation rental to see the sights along the coast. Drive south to the city of Fort Bragg and Glass Beach, famous for its shore packed with colorful glass stones. Further south is Point Cabrillo Light Station, a state historic park with a 1909 lighthouse. After learning the lighthouse's history, you can ramble the surrounding 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs. Take a peek over the edge and spot Frolic Cove, sight of the shipwreck of Frolic, a sailing ship that met a tragic end here in 1850.

A beachside village where you can beat the heat

A Mediterranean climate provides Westport with sunny days and moderate temperatures year-round. Summers are warm, but not hot, which makes the beaches near your Westport vacation rental better for walking and fishing than for baking in the sun. In fact, you might be able to leave the sunblock at home. The area has its share of foggy mornings and misty evenings, and Westport gets a respectable 53 inches of rain each year. Bring your umbrella and huddle with a glass of local wine while getting relief from the latest California drought.

A wetland wonderland complete with sunbathing seals

The many creeks, beaches, and parks around Westport are a haven for birdwatchers. Juan Creek is just 5 miles north of the village, and in summer, it's a popular nesting spot for purple martins. You can go any time of year to see marbled murrelets and other seabirds. MacKerricher State Park, home of Glass Beach, is also the home of wetland residents like ospreys, great blue herons, and mallards. You can spot whales in the ocean from the park, and watch harbor seals pull themselves up on the rocks to work on their tans.