Westport WA

Westport WA: Nicknamed "Porthole to the Beach," Westport mirrors this name as a coastal surf town with the best quality waves in Washington. Details, photos and more are here. 


While Ocean Shores guards the northern entry to Grays Harbor, Westport stands sentinel at the southern rim of the mouth of Grays Harbor.  is just 1.63 miles wide from the tip of the southern jetty to the southern bounds of Ocean Shores.

On the southern rim of Grays Harbor opposite Ocean Shores is the fishing and ship-building village of Westport. The weather and general ambience is identical to Ocean Shores.

Yet, while Ocean Shores is all about tourism and vacationing, Westport is definitely a working town. Westport Shipbuilders is here, and one look at the harbor will reveal a whole armada of fishing vessels.

This is actually good news for you, the vacationer. Because if fishing is an interest of yours, you will find a good number of fishing charter opportunities, both half-day and full-day.

Where is Westport WA?


Westport WA



Westport WA is 164 miles (263.932 km) south of Port Angeles WA. It occupies the southern peninsula of Grays Harbor. (Ocean Shores is opposite it on the northern peninsula of Grays Harbor.

If your starting point is not Port Angeles, then:

  • Sequim WA is 148 miles (238.18 km) northeast of Westport WA. 
  • Forks WA is 128 miles (205.99 km) north of Westport WA.
  • Aberdeen WA is 20.8 miles (33.47 km) northeast of Westport WA.
  • Hoquiam WA is 24.3 miles (37.65 km) northeast of Westport WA. 
  • Olympia WA is 70 miles (112.65 km) east of Westport WA. 

Westport WA Directions

Westport - Port Angeles:
To get from Port Angeles to Westport WA, you can head either east OR west on Hwy 101! Travel between Westport and Port Angeles by taking Highway 101's westerly route along the Washington State coastline. You'll drive by the Quinault and Hoh Rainforests, past Kalaloch and Ruby Beaches, and through the small village of Forks WA.

Or, take Highway 101's easterly route which follows the west shore of the Hood Canal, a beautiful drive that takes you through the scenic town of Hoodsport. This route is probably a few minutes faster.

Either way, once you get to Aberdeen WA, take Hwy 105 south and west along the southern shore of Grays Harbor. Hwy 105 will bring you right into Westport WA.

Tacoma WA to Westport WA:
Tacoma WA is east-northeast of Westport. From Tacoma, take Interstate 5 south. In Olympia, follow the signs for Hwy 101 north, Hwy 8 west, and Hwy 12 west. This will bring you into Aberdeen WA. At Aberdeen, Follow Hwy 105 west all the way into Westport. 

Ocean Shores to Westport WA:
Ocean Shores WA is like a sister city to Westport. Both towns are sentinals at the north and south rims of Grays Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Because of the intervening water and lack of a bridge, one has to circumvent the entire Grays Harbor to get from one town to the other.

From Ocean Shores, take Hwy 109 east to Aberdeen WA, and then Hwy 101 east to Hwy 105 west into Westport WA.

Westport Services and Info


Westport WA Weather

Much of Grays Harbor County is subject to marine and temperate rain forest influences. This means a higher than average level of precipitation and more than average fog days. Westport averages 76 inches (cm) of rain per year. But on the good side, just 1 inch (2.5 cm) of snow per year. 

Take a peak at today's weather right now, thanks to a very cool, high resolution weather cam: 

Westport WA Weather Cam: http://www.ci.westport.wa.us/index.html - Click on the weather cam box to open it to full screen.

Current Westport WA Weather Forecast

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Activities in Westport WA

Events in Westport WA

Westport WA has a remarkably active tourism calendar. 

Westport WA supports many sponsored events year round in Westport and the surrounding area. Festivals, fishing events, musical events, and much more, celebrate all that is unique in the Westport area.

Although Covid has affected or shut down many local events in Westport WA, at least temporarily, please do visit the Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce website's Event Calendar page to learn more about the events that are still taking place in Westport in the near future. 


Westport WA Things to Do and Attractions

Westport Observation Tower

Westport Observation Tower


At the far tip of the Westport peninsula, at the  junction of Westhaven Drive, Cove Avenue, and Neddie Rose Drive, is the Westport Observation Tower, which is very hard to miss! It stands over 3 stories tall, offering a 360-degree view for miles in all directions.

The structure was built to mimic a lighthouse, a nod to the local maritime culture and the nearby Grays Harbor Lighthouse. 

The views are quite spectacular; we highly recommend adding this simple pleasure to your Westport WA visit.



Blackbeard's Brewing Co. 

Blackbeard's Brewing Co. Info 

Location: 700 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-7662.
Email: blackbeardsbrewing@yahoo.com
Website: https://blackbeardsbrewing.com/
Menu: Beer Menu, Food menu is located on their home page (in pictures).
Covid-19 Status: Open

Hours: Sat-Thurs: 3-7pm, Fri: 3:30-8pm. 
Facebook: Facebook page for Blackbeard's Brewing Co. 

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Blackbeard's Brewing Co. in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Blackbeard's Brewing Co. in Westport, WA


Grays Harbor Lighthouse

Grays Harbor Lighthouse Info 

Location: 1020 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-0078.
Contact: You can contact them through their website (Contact form is at the bottom of the website home page.)
Website: https://www.wsbhs.org/lighthouse
Covid-19 Status: Open

Hours: ​

  • SUMMER (June through August) - Open Daily 11 AM to 5 PM
  • AUTUMN (September and October) - Open Thursday through Monday 12 PM to 4 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
  • WINTER November: By appointment only, December and January: CLOSED
  • SPRING (February through May) - Open Thursday through Monday 12 PM to 4 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: $5.00
Facebook: Facebook page for Grays Harbor Lighthouse 
Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Grays Harbor Lighthouse in Westport, WA

Fun Fact: Dedicated in 1898 and standing at 107 feet tall, Grays Harbor Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in Washington State.


Westport Aquarium

Westport Aquarium Info 

Location: 321 E Harbor St, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-7070.
Email: wpaquarium@gmail.com
Website: http://westportaquarium.weebly.com/
Covid-19 Status: Open

Hours: Tues-Wed: Closed, Thurs-Mon: 11am-4pm. 
Admission: Adults $7.00, child/senior $5.00, and 3 & under free.
Facebook: Facebook page for Westport Aquarium

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Westport Aquarium in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Westport Aquarium in Westport, WA

Fun Fact: Westport Aquarium is Washington State's oldest public aquarium, built in 1955. 


Westport Maritime Museum

Westport Maritime Museum Info 

Location: 2201 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-0078.
Contact: You can contact them through their website (Contact form is at the bottom of the website home page.)
Website: https://www.wsbhs.org/museum
Covid-19 Status: Open

Hours: 

  • SUMMER (June) - Open Thursday through Monday 10 AM to 4 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
    (July and August) - Open Thursday-Tuesday 10 AM to 4 PM, Closed Wednesday
  • OFF SEASON (September through May) -Open Thursday through Monday 12 PM to 4 PM, Closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Admission: Adult (17+)  $5.00, Youth (6 to 16)  $3.00, Children (under 5)  FREE
Facebook: Facebook page for Westport Maritime Museum
Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Westport Maritime Museum in Westport, WA


State Parks to Visit near Westport WA 

Twin Harbors Beach State Park

Twin Harbors Beach State Park Info

Location: 3120 WA-105, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-9717.
Website: Washington State Parks Guide to Twin Harbors State Park in Westport, WA
Hours: Daily: 8am-10pm
Covid-19 Status: Open

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Twin Harbors Beach State Park in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Twin Harbors Beach State Park in Westport, WA


Westhaven State Park

Westhaven State Park Info 

Location: Westport, WA 98595 (Located in Westport Light State Park.)
Website: Washington State Parks Guide to Westhaven State Park in Westport, WA
Hour: Daily: 24 Hours. 
Covid-19 Status: Open

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Westhaven State Park in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Westhaven State Park in Westport, WA


Westport Light State Park

Westport Light State Park Info 

Location: 1595 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-9717.
Website: Washington State Parks Guide to Westport Light State Park in Westport, WA
Hours: Summer: 8 am - 10 pm. Winter: 8 am - 6 pm.
Covid-19 Status: Open

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Westport Light State Park in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Westport Light State Park in Westport, WA


Shopping in Westport WA

Get your souvenir and candy fix at one or all of these local shops in downtown Westport on the main road near the marina....

Basket House

Basket House Info 

Location: 400 E Dock St, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-0727
Email: baskethouse82@yahoo.com
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am-5pm. Fri-Sat: 10am-7pm
Covid-19 Status: Open

Facebook: Facebook page for Basket House

Yelp: Yelp reviews for Basket House in Westport WA


Granny Hazel's Candy and Gifts

Granny Hazel's Candy and Gifts Info 

Location: 2329 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-0033
Email: grannyhazelswestport@gmail.com
Website: http://grannyhazels.com/
Hours: Daily: 10am-5pm
Covid-19 Status: Open

Facebook: Facebook page for Granny Hazel's Candy and Gifts

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Granny Hazel's Candy and Gifts in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Granny Hazel's Candy and Gifts in Westport, WA


Seabird Gift and Candy

Seabird Gift and Candy Info 

Location: 2563 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-1199
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm
Covid-19 Status: Open

Facebook: Facebook page for Seabird Gift and Candy 

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Seabird Gift and Candy in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Seabird Gift and Candy in Westport, WA


Tides and Anchors Boutique

Tides and Anchors Boutique Info 

Location: 2521 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-580-8538
Email: tidesnanchors@gmail.com
Hours: Daily: 11am-5pm or 10am- 6pm
Covid-19 Status: Open

Facebook: Facebook page for Tides and Anchors Boutique


Westport WA Fishing Charters


So many fishing charters in Westport WA! Secure a full day or half-day on a charter vessel in this west coast fishing center!

Click here for our list of Westport WA fishing charters, companies, vessels, and resources.


Westport WA for Surfers

Come to Westport WA if surfing is your passion. Westport is the only surf town in Washington State with Quality 3 waves, including both long board waves and tunnel waves. Unsurprisingly, Westport offers a lot of support for the surfing community.

Surf Report and Forecast:
Prepare for your surfing outing by checking the MagicSeaweed.com Westport WA Surf Report and Forecast.

National Data Buoy Center - Buoy #46041 off Grays Harbor:
https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=46041

Surf Competition in Westport WA
The Cleanwater Classic is a long-standing surf competition, last held in Westport WA in 2018. It did not occur in 2019, and things are not looking so good for 2020 either, thanks to COVID-19. Follow the Cleanwater Classic link for fresh news and a schedule.

Surf Lessons in Westport WA:
BigFoot Surf School ~ Top-rated surfing school

Surf Shops in Westport:


Westport WA Restaurants

Bennett's Fish Shack

Bennett's Fish Shack in Westport, WA Info 

Location: 2581 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-7380
Website: https://www.bennettsfishshacks.com/westport
Menu: Bennett's Fish Shack Menu 
Hours: Daily: 11 am - 8 pm
Covid-19 Status: Open for dine-in
Facebook: Facebook page for Bennett's Fish Shack in Westport, WA

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Bennett's Fish Shack in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Bennett's Fish Shack in Westport, WA

Highlights of this restaurant: 

  • Bennett's Fish Shack has two locations, Westport and Ocean Shores 
  • Award-winning for delicious food, comfortable atmosphere, and exceptional service


Blue Buoy

Blue Buoy Info 

Location: 2323 Westhaven Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-7065
Email: mamaerinsnider@hotmail.com
Menu: See Facebook page
Hours: Daily: 8 am - 2 pm
Covid-19 Status: Open for dine-in
Facebook: Facebook page for Blue Buoy in Westport, WA

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Blue Buoy in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Blue Buoy in Westport, WA

Highlights of this restaurant: 

  • American cuisine, with a heavy crab and seafood twist
  • Caters to vegetarian diets as needed
  • Highly rated


Cranberry Road Winery

Cranberry Road Winery Info

Location: 2858 S Forrest St, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-7082
Email: chris.tiffany@cranberryroad.net
Website: https://www.cranberryroad.net/
Menu: Menu for Cranberry Road Winery
Hours: Wed-Sun: 11:30 am - 8 pm
Covid-19 Status: Open for dine-in
Facebook: Facebook page for Cranberry Road Winery

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Cranberry Road Winery and Bog Water Brewing
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Cranberry Road Winery and Bog Water Brewing

  • Fine dining, excellent wines
  • Highly rated


Lighthouse Bistro

Lighthouse Bistro Info

Location: 1155 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-7009
Email: thefishingchef@gmail.com
Website: http://lighthousebistrollc.com/
Menu: Current Menu for Lighthouse Bistro (Summer)
Hours: Thurs-Sun: 11 am - 8 pm, Mon-Wed: Closed
Covid-19 Status: Open for dine-in
Facebook: Facebook page for Lighthouse Bistro

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Lighthouse Bistro in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Lighthouse Bistro in Westport, WA

Lighthouse Bistro is well known and regarded for its fresh and delicious seafood meals.


Sea Glass Grill

Sea Glass Grill

The highly rated Sea Glass Grill is located in the Westport Winery & Garden Resort, which is a destination in its own right. we give it a mention here as it is located not far from Westport.
Visit Restaurants in Aberdeen WA for complete info

Covid-19 Status: Open for dine-in


Buy Fresh Fish in Westport WA

Westport is one of the largest fishing centers on the west coast, which is a great reason to seriously consider visiting one of these local fish markets.

But even if you never visit Westport itself, you can still order just-caught and processed seafood ordered from one of their online stores. 

Brady's Oysters

Brady's Oysters Info 

Location: 3714 Oyster Pl, Aberdeen, WA 98520
(It might have an Aberdeen address, however it is located almost literally a stone's throw from Westport WA. Click the address link to open a Google map.)
Phone: +1-360-268-0077
Email: ship@bradysoysters.com
Website: http://bradysoysters.com/
Hours: Daily: 9am-6pm
Covid-19 Status: Open
Facebook: Facebook page for Brady's Oysters

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Brady's Oysters in Aberdeen, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Brady's Oysters in Aberdeen, WA

Highlights of Brady's Oysters:

  • Order online and get ultra-fresh seafood shipped directly to your home! Their specialty is oysters, but check their website store page for more info on additional offerings, such as salmon, crab, canned seafood, and even souvenirs.
  • Highly rated on TripAdvisor, Facebook, and Google.


Seafood Connection

Seafood Connection Info 

Location: Westhaven Dr # 8-G, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-1328
Email: Seafood@WestportWa.com
Website: https://seafoodconnection.net/
Hours: Summer Hours: 9am-6pm
Covid-19 Status: Open
Facebook: Facebook page for Seafood Connection
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Seafood Connection in Westport, WA

  • Get ultra-fresh canned albacore tuna - better than anything in the supermarket
  • Also available: Salmon, halibut, dungeness crab, spot prawns, smoked fish, bottom fish and more, nearly all of it locally caught in Washington and Oregon waters
  • Highly rated

Merinos Seafood Market

Merinos Seafood Market Info 

Location: 301 Harbor Ave, Westport, WA 98595.
Phone: +1-360-268-5009.
Email: info@westportseafoodinc.com
Website: http://merinoseafoods.com/
Hours: Daily: 9am-6pm
Covid-19 Status: Open
Facebook: Facebook page for Merinos Seafood Market 

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Merinos Seafood Market in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Merinos Seafood Market in Westport, WA

  • Online store sells fresh frozen, and premium "Fin to Tin" canned wild and local-caught seafood of many varieties
  • Highly rated

Westport WA Hotels

Westport Marina Cottages

Westport Marina Cottages Info 

Located at: 481 Neddie Rose Dr, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-7680
Covid-19 Status: Open
Website: http://ww1.marinacottages.com/
Facebook: Facebook page for Westport Marina Cottages

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor Reviews for Westport Marina Cottages in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp Reviews for Westport Marina Cottages in Westport, WA

Full kitchen, marina or bay views, front porch, electric fireplaces, outdoor fire pits. The cottages are a bit close, but there are no shared walls. Within walking distance to all the charms of Westport: restaurants, museum, viewing tower, lighthouse.

Westport Marina Cottages are very highly rated on TripAdvisor, Facebook and Google.


Mariners Cove Inn

Mariners Cove Inn Info 

Located at: 303 W Ocean Ave #9740, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-6000
Covid-19 Status: Open
Website: https://mariners-cove-inn.business.site/#details
Facebook: Facebook page for Mariners Cove Inn in Westport, WA

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for Mariners Cove Inn in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for Mariners Cove Inn in Westport, WA


The Westport Inn

The Westport Inn Info

Location: 2501 Nyhus St N, Westport, WA 98595
Phone: +1-360-268-0111
Email: westportinnmotel@gmail.com
Covid-19 Status: Open
Website: https://www.westportinnhotel.com/
Facebook: Facebook page for The Westport Inn

Tripadvisor: Tripadvisor reviews for The Westport Inn in Westport, WA
Yelp: Yelp reviews for The Westport Inn in Westport, WA

Homey and affordable quarters; rooftop deck with ocean views; just a block or two from beach, marina, and downtown amenities.


Westport WA Camping

Tent and RV camping is available around Westport, WA. The Washington State Parks system may offer you the best overnight camping experience. We reviewed several of the State Parks in and near Westport WA on this page above.

You can also visit the Washington State Parks website by clicking here.


Westport WA History

Westport WA history and the general history of the Grays Harbor area are recounted at Hoquiam WA History. Click to visit this page.


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