Capitol Volkssport Club
Olympia, WA

CVC Year Round Event - Westport Walk

The Sailors' Memorial
Westport public docks
A loon swimming near the docks
Downtown mural

Event: Westport Walk

ESVA Challenges: 39 Counties (Grays Harbor), Womb to Tomb (cemetery - memorial for fisherman lost at sea), Whisky-Vino-Brew

AVA Special Programs: Boardwalks, Points of Reference, Volcanoes, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking America's Ports of Call, Walking the USA A - Z

AVA Sanction#/Distance/Rating: 110129 2018/Y0837 - 10K (rated 1C) with 6K and 9K options (rated 1A) and 11K option (rated 1C)

A fine Monterey Cypress
View from the Observation Tower
Marina pedestrian overprass
Half Moon Bay

Description: Walk on paved walkways and along the ocean beach, watch surfers, see fishing boats in the marina (fresh fish can be purchased right off the boat) and people fishing or crabbing on the public docks, or shop in the quaint shops of this fishing town. Also on view are the ocean and the "tallest lighthouse in Washington". All but 1K of the trail is paved, and walkers have the option of walking the beach for major parts of the 11K. On a clear day, you can see the Olympics and Mt. Rainier in the distance.

Start/End Location: Start at Shop & Kart Grocery, 108 S Montesano St. Westport, WA (360) 268-7687.

Driving Directions: Take Exit 104 from I-5 at Olympia (both Northbound and Southbound). Follow Ocean Beaches signs to Aberdeen. The highway name will change from US 101 N., to WA 8, to US 12 W (at Elma). In Aberdeen, stay in left lane, turning left after Rite Aid and crossing the big bridge. Follow signs to Westport via WA 105. In 18 miles make a slight right onto S. Montesano St. and stay on this to the Shop & Kart Grocery.

The ocean beach trail
The Pacific
Rocks and shells
Westport Lighthouse

Start/Finish Times: Daily - Dawn to Dusk.

Accessability/Amenities: Medium difficulty for strollers and wheelchairs on the 6K an 9K only, not possible on the longer routes. Pets are allowed. Restrooms are at the start point and at various points en route.

Point of Contact: Mert Turner at 360-533-4352 or via e-mail to Starting Point Photo with label

Starting Point: Shop & Kart Grocery
108 S Montesano Street, Westport
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