In Westport the air is salty and the winds that whip off the ocean make for fantastic kiting conditions. It’s a place where the time is measured by the tides and your activities determined by the weather. A walk on the beach usually requires a sweater and a bag for collecting ocean polished beach glass, dried out sand dollars, and colorful agate that has not yet turned to sand. Don’t forget your camera because you never know what you’ll find from driftwood carved by the sea to groups of people digging for clams.
Low tides and clear skies is the perfect time to explore tide pools. In the morning they’re warm compared to the crisp air and it’s possible to find starfish and other sea creatures. The Washington Trails Association advises people to be careful when exploring because the ecosystem of a tide pool is extremely fragile. They also warn people not to take home any of the creatures they find as it upsets the delicate environmental balance.
This year Westport, Washington is celebrating its Centennial. To mark the momentous occasion, the city is putting on an array of special events. The Westport-Grayland Chamber of Commerce has a calendar on their website so visitors and locals alike can see what events are happening when.
Situated on the mouth of Grays Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, Westport has been utilized as a summer settlement for centuries. Located in the Olympic Peninsula, the land at Westport has been utilized as a summer community for centuries. Indigenous historians say that the first contact by Europeans wasn’t until the late 18th century. According to Westport’s official website, the first foreign settlers arrived in 1857. It was on June 26, 1914 that the City of Westport was incorporated. Modern history and beachside culture is taking center stage in this year’s special events. June and July will see kite shows, a weekend of pirate fun called “Pirate Daze,” and an “Ole Fashioned 4th.” Read on to find out what events are taking place in April.