Relaxed coastal vibe
Residents enjoy access to a number of beaches along the Long Island Sound. With Compo Beach being a hub of the town social scene, there is also Old Mill Beach, Burying Hill Beach, and Sherwood Island and while not a beach, Longshore Club Park is set on the Sound and offers plenty of outdoor activities – golf, tennis, sailing, kayaking, (ice skating in the winter!) — there’s always something to do.
Water centric neighborhoods
For the best water and beach neighborhoods, consider checking out one of these.
Compo Beach is a wildly popular beach neighborhood that offers its residents stunning views of the shore. This neighborhood is small, walkable, and highly exclusive, desired for its quick and easy access to the popular beach of the same name. There is a marina, snack bar, plenty of green space, and outdoor fun like pickleball and grilling areas.
Saugatuck Island and Saugatuck Shores
One of the most luxurious and peaceful neighborhoods in all of Westport, Saugatuck Shores offers a wonderful array of boating and beach life. The island offers many homes with private docks, and oh, it's just a hop skip and a jump from the Westport Train Station!
Old Mill Beach + Compo Mill Cove
The homes set on the hill overlooking Old Mill Beach bring all the California vibes. While its pure New England summer on the pedestrian-only island of Compo Mill Cove, a small enclave of home accessible only by footbridge and surrounded by the gorgeous Sherwood Millpond and Long Island Sound.
Restaurants and cafes
Westport is home to a rich foodie culture of its own thanks to its proximity to New York City. Here are just a few favorites to visit and take in the water views.
The Whelk is the premier destination for sustainable food and locally sourced produce. You may enjoy your meal within the restaurant, or bask in the pleasant weather with their outdoor seating.
Rive Bistro is a riverfront bistro offering classic French dishes and brunch in a comfortable, welcoming setting. Indulge your taste buds while relaxing beside the Saugatuck River.
Old Mill Grocery
Old Mill Grocery is an institution near the beach of the same name. The cute little beach shack offers a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, coffee, smoothies, and grab-and-go items like fresh flowers! It’s a perfect stop for a quick lunch or dinner by the water.
Things to do
Aside from beach days, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in Westport. Here are just three out of hundreds of activities perfect for you and your family.
The Earthplace is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and sustainability of the natural world. Guests are welcome to learn and hike the trails at their leisure.
Westport Museum for History and Culture
The Westport Museum for History and Culture is a cultural museum that houses various tidbits of American history and unique aspects of American culture. It also hosts summer camps and other seasonal events.
The Westport Observatory is operated by the Westport Astronomical Society, devoted to the study of the sky and the universe we live in. It sits on the highest elevation in the town and invites guests to learn with them.