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About Anderson Beach in Westport, California

Anderson Beach is a hike-in beach in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. The Lost Coast Trail starts at Usal Beach at the south end of the park and meanders north for about three miles to Anderson Gulch and Anderson Camp. From there a steep trail works its way through the thick brush down the gulch to the small beach on this rugged Mendocino County coastline. Since this is the closest beach to the trailhead at Usal, it’s a moderate day-hike to get there, but don’t go for the beach as it’s a tiny spot and frequently cold and damp. The backpacking and wilderness camping opportunity is why you should venture out to this secluded spot. Note that the drive out to Usal Beach is a long one on roads that are rugged and slippery when wet.

UPDATE: it’s being reported that the trail down to Anderson Beach from Anderson Camp is now so overgrown that it is no longer passable.

N Hwy 1 and Usal Rd
Westport, CA 95488
Park Name
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
State Park
Pet Details
No dogs allowed on the beach
Fee for parking at Usal Beach
Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Wilderness Campsites, Trails
Map of Anderson Beach
Redway, US
6:24 am, May 28, 2024
temperature icon 48°F
L: 48° H: 62°
Feels like 45.81 °F clear sky
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:51 am
Sunset: 8:35 pm
Humidity 87 %
Pressure1018 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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