Westport Union-Landing State Beach covers over 3 miles of rugged and scenic coastline, with 86 campsites avalable in three capgrounds on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The magnificent vistas, sunsets and tree covered mountains in the background provide an inspiring backdrop to the park and challenges to both amateur and professional photographers. The park was named for two early day communities. Westport, a sawmill town, is still in existence and Union Landing now consists of only a few buildings. Both of these settlements were famous for supplying lumber and railroad ties, and Tan Oak bark to the schooners which anchored off shore. The schooners were loaded with forest products by means of intricate cable tramways and chutes from the bluffs.