Westport (formerly Beall's Landing) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California, United States. It is located on California State Route 1, near the Pacific Ocean, north of Fort Bragg, and at an elevation of .
The first post office at Westport opened in 1879. Originally called Beall's Landing in honor of Samuel Beall, its first white settler, the place was renamed in 1877 by James T. Rodgers, who built a timber loading facility for the name to contrast with his home town of Eastport, Maine.
As of July 2010, the population of Westport was 60. It has a community store with gas pumps, several inns, and, as of 2020, nine Airbnb or VRBO rental homes.
Though small, the village of Westport has a strong community that contributes greatly to the betterment of the village. The Westport Village Society raised over $100,000 to build a staircase down to the town beach. The residents of Westport maintain a community garden from which organically grown produce is available year-round for consumption by Westport residents and visitors alike. Through annual Westport events like the Westport Whale Festival, the Mothers Day Rubber Ducky Race and the Westport Volunteer Fire Department BBQ, folks from town and throughout Mendocino County come together to build community and raise funds for various civic needs.
Westport and its vicinity have been the locale of several disappearances and homicides over the years, including:
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