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Westport State Park - Westport Light Trail — Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2015

Southwest Washington
Closed for parking lot/restroom construction at Westhaven, less than a mile from the harbor, but you have beach access to watch the surfers and seabirds from that end. From the lighthouse end of the trail, you have more than 2 miles of dunes and beach, but the trail should go all the way through by summer season. At the north end, along the rip rap toward the jetty, are several beautifully constructed, but ill-advised Eagle-Scout-project feeding stations for feral cats. Is anybody overseeing such things? A raft of thousands of Velella Velella jellyfish had recently beached, of the less mellifluous "By the Wind Sailors" common name.