In South Bay, the quiet water is perfect for tranquil fishing and relaxing boating. On the ocean side, surfing is a popular sport, and you can find lessons for all skill levels. Westhaven State Park is a particularly good location for surfers, and shell collectors will find lots of beautiful specimens here. Fishing charters are available for bay or ocean, depending on the type of fish you are looking to catch. Westport anglers can net a variety of fish, including coho salmon, halibut, and albacore tuna. If you prefer birdwatching to fishing, there are tours for seabird spotting, too.
Twin Harbors Beach State Park is a great place to get cozy in the outdoors. Even if you own or rent a Westport beach house, you may enjoy a night under the stars in this state park that allows RV and tent camping. Nearby Grayland Beach State Park also has nice camping amenities, with trails that run to a large, relaxing beach.
Westport has a few highlights for history buffs. The Maritime Museum chronicles the history of this coastal region. You can see aquatic fossils, including the skeleton of a whale. Grays Harbor Lighthouse, also known as the Westport Lighthouse, is operated by the Westport Maritime Museum. This is the tallest lighthouse in Washington State, so be prepared for a climb-135 steps lead to the top, where tour guides show guests the inner workings of the lighthouse mechanisms and detail the history of the structure. The vantage point provides amazing views of Westport, the bay, and the ocean, so keep your camera close at hand.
You'll find a lovely bit of culture near your Westport beach house, too. Westport Winery hosts tastings that offer a variety of world-class wines, accompanied by a dining room that serves a first-class farm-to-fork menu. The grounds are family and pet-friendly, with a grape maze, a sculpture garden, a mini-golf course, and a dog park on site.
Rain or shine, Westport beach houses offer a variety of fun activities that are sure to wow the whole family.