What to do and see in Westport, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 21, 2017 Lean Nau

Westport is a city in Grays Harbor County, Washington, United States. The city's population was 2,099 at the 2010 census. It is located on a peninsula on the south side of the entrance to Grays Harbor from the Pacific Ocean.
Restaurants in Westport

1. Grayland Beach State Park

925 Cranberry Road, Grayland, WA 98547 +1 360-267-4301
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Grayland Beach State Park

This long, sandy beach area is popular for surfing, beachcombing and other activities.

Reviewed By Bob Z - Silverdale, Washington

We've been coming here for decades and never had an issue until the last Independence Day weekend. In fact, I've written rave reviews for this park but not this time.

Within 30 minutes of our arrival, two park rangers came over to let me know that one of my truck tires was on the grass (by about 1 foot). No problem, I understood and immediately moved the truck fully onto the pavement.

The following day we had a group of more than a dozen adults and children camp next to us. They had three cars there at times and were well onto the grass. They also had six, yes 6 tents. It looked like a homeless tent city. They broke some branches off of a tree and used it for firewood. They strung up hammocks to the trees which also is not allowed. There were visitor cars parked in the overflow area and the passes had expired

We reported the issue to the park volunteer park personnel who reported that the rangers had gone to some meetings. The main office was closed much of the three day weekend, too.

Ultimately, nothing happened. We were all pretty disappointed about the inconsistent application of the park rules. I don't understand it other than perhaps it was because they talked in a foreign language and got a "pass" because of that.

I also wrote to the Washington state parks department and board and got one minor reply. So much for that action, too.

2. Grays Harbor Lighthouse

1020 W Ocean Ave, Westport, WA 98595-9503 5-131
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Grays Harbor Lighthouse

Reviewed By Diane C - Rialto, California

Unlike some lighthouses on the Washington and Oregon coast, the Grays Harbor Lighthouse is easily accessible. We have toured others and I am not a fan of heights, so we didn't climb to the top of this one. The tours are always very informative and views great so take advantage of their tour if you haven't previously been up in a lighthouse.

3. Westport Winery & Vineyards

1 S Arbor Rd, Aberdeen, WA 98520-9519 +1 360-648-2224
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Westport Winery & Vineyards

Reviewed By UpNOut - TX

What a beautiful place! I could hardly go inside for wandering around the gardens. There are various "theme" gardens, sculptures, "found" art work, large-scale outdoors chess set, little nook with table and chairs to play checkers, an arbor made of wine bottles with a sedum roof -- on and on. There are some nursery items for sale, and I particularly loved their pine/conifer selection. Inside, for $5, you can get a flight for wine tasting, with the $5 going towards any purchase. The cafe has a smallish menu but interesting selections. A tad on the pricey side, but it's such a beautriful venue! They, also, have weddings here. Just stop by. Well worth it.

4. Damon Point

Point Brown Road, Ocean Shores, WA 98569 +1 360-740-6813
Excellent
72%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Damon Point

Reviewed By Sherri S - Tacoma, Washington, United States

This was our 5th visit to Ocean Shores. We had never been as far down the beach as Damon Point. The kids loved it there. They loved checking out the driftwood structures that people had built. Finding a crab and looking for rocks. This beach will be our go to spot next visit.

5. Westport Maritime Museum

2201 Westhaven Drive, Westport, WA 98595 +1 360-268-0078
Excellent
50%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Westport Maritime Museum

Reviewed By Diane C - Rialto, California

Housed in a historic Coast Guard station, the museum exhibits highlight the local area. The whale bones outside are impressive. I loved being able to see the lighthouse lens from Destruction Island without having to climb to the top of a lighthouse. The docent turned on the light so that we could see the reflection on the walls. A great stop!

6. Coastal Interpretive Center

1033 Catala Ave SE, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9761 +1 360-289-4617
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 229 reviews

Coastal Interpretive Center

Hands-on learning experience, natural and cultural history of the area. Open 10-4 seven days a week. No entry fee required, but donations are welcome.

Reviewed By jwingz - Orcas, Washington

Was closed, but the outside displays were interesting. Especially with the provided information. Sad statistics on how many whales were killed by the local industry historically.

7. Ocean Shores North Jetty

Grays Harbor, Ocean Shores, WA
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Ocean Shores North Jetty

Reviewed By Todd A - Seattle, Washington

The North Jetty is a great place to have a walk on the beach and see and feel the power of the ocean on a windy day....imagine kite flying would be spectacular too

8. Twin Harbors Beach State Park

3120 State Route 105, Westport, WA 98595-9737
Excellent
44%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Twin Harbors Beach State Park

Reviewed By Catherine L - Everett, Washington

This campground could use some improvement for the nightly price. The tent sites are very small and occupy the edges of a swamp so are LOTS of mosquitos. The beach was a very long walk but worth it. I recommend a day tent at the beach to block sun and wind if you hanging out for the day.

9. The Painted Pelican

1820 State Route 105, Grayland, WA 98547-9600 +1 360-268-7449
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

The Painted Pelican

Reviewed By LoryGene54 - Ocean Shores, Washington

The Painted Pelican is a great little antique shop - very eclectic, with something for everyone and good prices to boot! I always find a "treasure" here! A little difficult to navigate in a wheelchair and the shop includes an upstairs - but the owner is very accommodating (even has offered to take pictures of the merchandise upstairs for me to peruse). Very pleasant shopping experience!

10. Cranberry Road Winery & Bog Water Brewing Company

2858 S Forest Rd, Westport, WA +1 360-268-7082
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Cranberry Road Winery & Bog Water Brewing Company

Reviewed By jimsue - Aberdeen, Washington

There was a devastating fire at this location a couple years ago and the rebuild of the facility is a very clean, spacious, well lit, open concept eating and drinking establishment with sometimes live entertainment. Prices are moderate but the quality of the local seafood and the pizzas are all top notch. It can be noisy as it is an open concept and the tables are burl logs with benches so it isn't relaxing but it is fun. Some of the brews are locally brewed, some of the wines are their own plus there is ample choices of traditionally available beverages. From the road it may not look as satisfying as it is in reality. The cleanliness is above reproach and the food is prepared where you can see the pizzas made in the wood fired oven. It is convenient for stopping and there is plenty of parking PLUS it appears that there is parking for electric car charging though we didn't have an electric automobile to check this out.

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