What: Westport Light State Park is a 212-acre park adjacent to the retired Westport Lighthouse. A 1.3-mile paved trail connects the park to Westhaven State Park. You can also drive between the parks. The old lighthouse is on U.S. Coast Guard property and is regularly open for tours.
When: The parks are open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in the winter and 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. in the summer.
Getting there: From Westport, drive west on Ocean Avenue from Forrest Street to the entrance of lighthouse park.
Cost: There is no charge to use the state parks, but there is a nominal fee requested to tour the lighthouse.
History: Westport Light State Park is named after the nearby 1898 lighthouse. The lighthouse was built as a navigational point at the south entrance to Grays Harbor.
Of note: There is no camping allowed at either park. Both parks offer beach access. Westhaven State Park is considered one of the best surfing spots in Washington but the area, especially Half Moon Bay, is not for beginners. The Surf Shop and Steepwater Surf Shop in Westport rents boards and wetsuits.