During the summer, Westporters have easy access to the sand and surf of Westport’s clean beautiful beaches at the Compo Beach and Marina is a 29-acre park Compo Beach-Longshore Complex; offering calm waters, extensive beach areas, a concession stand and, pavilion, bath houses with lockers, and picnic areas including grills on south beach. The park also features a huge wooden playscape, basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, open skate areas, and a softball field. And state of-the-art volunteer-built playground! Longshore also includes one of America’s best kept (and sometimes challenging) public golf courses, along with tennis, sailing, kayaking, swimming pools overlooking the Sound and bathing pavilion. Westport’s other beaches are Old Mill, Burying Hill, Cockenoe Island Beach and the 300-acre Sherwood Island Beach and State Park.
Westporters appreciate that this one-time artist’s colony has grown modern gracefully. The Landmark Westport Country Playhouse was recently renovated with Joanne Woodard at the lead. Downtown, your shopping is the “Rodeo Drive of Connecticut,” and unmatched public spaces include Westport Public Library, one of Connecticut’s best, concerts under the stars at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and Toquet Hall, a teen center, where youngsters can check out bands or showcase their own musical talents, and the hills and acres of open space at Winslow Park, where residents meet for winter sledding and stroll 2.2 miles off-leash dog walking trails.
Whether you are building your dream home or looking for a beachside family residence, whether you are retiring to a comfortable condo or shopping for a capacious colonial, Westport is a community to be passionate about.