Westport (formerly Beall's Landing) is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California. It is located on California State Route 1 near the Pacific Ocean 13 miles (21 km) north of Fort Bragg, at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).
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 is 60. It has a community store with gas pumps, and several inns.
Westport and its vicinity have been the locale of several disappearances and inexplicable homicides over the years, including: