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
- Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
- Wilderness Campsites, Trails
- Pet Policy
- No dogs allowed on the beach
- Fee for parking at Usal Beach