Parks and Beaches
On Highway 105, two miles south of Westport, Twin Harbors State Park (www.parks.wa.gov) has campsites, a 0.75-mile sand dune nature trail, picnic areas, and a playground. This is one of the most popular oceanside campgrounds, especially when razor clam harvesting is allowed (usually March and October). Twin Harbors is open for day use all year.
Head to the 0.75-mile South Jetty at the end of State Park Access Road for a chance to fish, look for birds and marine mammals, or watch the winter storms roll in. Use care on the slippery rocks. The road passes Half Moon Bay, popular with scuba divers.
A tall observation tower on the east end of Nettie Rose Drive in town provides a fine vantage point to view freighter activity, scenery, sunsets, or an occasional whale, and a lower ramp tower on the east end of Nettie Rose looks into the marina. In front of this is a small memorial to fishermen lost at sea.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition