Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay

Southwest Washington Coast, Washington

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  • Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Half Moon Bay in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Half Moon Bay in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Coast Guard Lookout Tower in Westhaven State Park. - Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Coast Guard Lookout Tower in Westhaven State Park. - Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Day use restroom and shower facilities in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Day use restroom and shower facilities in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Day use restroom and shower facilities in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach access.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Sharp-tailed grouse (Tympanuchus phasianellus) in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach and jetty.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Westhaven State Park beach.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • 1.3-mile paved bicycle and hiking path to Westport Light State Park from Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
  • Slough just south of parking area in Westhaven State Park.- Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Fantastic surfing. Jetty fishing. Broad sandy beach.
Cons: 
Day use only.
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Region:
Southwest Washington Coast, WA
Congestion: 
High
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Day-Use/Parking Pass Required:
Washington Discover Pass
Picnic Tables: 
Yes
Area: 
79.00 acres (31.97 hectares)
Dogs allowed: 
Yes
Current Local Weather:
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Partly cloudy until afternoon.
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Tue

Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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Wed

Foggy in the morning.
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Thu

Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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Fri

Mostly cloudy in the morning.
63°F
56°

Sat

Clear throughout the day.
66°F
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Sun

Clear throughout the day.
66°F
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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If you haven't already heard about Westhaven State Park and Half Moon Bay, you will immediately notice that the park is a hot spot for surfing. After catching a wave or two, wetsuited surfers tote their boards through the parking lot after rinsing off under a heavily used outdoor shower near the restrooms (some have indoor showers).

Following their tracks over the sand dune that separates the parking area from the beach, you’ll see why they come. Consistent and sizable breaks stretch along 1,215 feet of shoreline, providing riding space for dozens of surfers. The breaks are so good, in fact, that Washington's largest surfing competition, the Clean Water Classic, is held here annually for two days during the end of May.

On the sand, adults and kids find their own kind of play, be it kite flying, beach combing, or simply strolling. For an extended walk, visitors can head for the dune above the beach to take advantage of the 1.3-mile paved pathway that leads to Westport Light State Park. The South Jetty is another attraction of the park, popular for both fishing and crabbing. Stay safe as you explore the jetty and the waters of Westhaven State Park. Currents can be unpredictable.

Westhaven State Park + Half Moon Bay are day use only areas, but there are several overnight accommodation options nearby. Consider camping at Twin Harbors or Grayland Beach state parks, both just a few minutes to the south.

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