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Westport CT Real Estate Beach Guide

Be passionate about where you live…I am and so are my clients.

Having traveled the world, I can think of no other place to come home to than Westport, Ct.  Located on the “Gold Coast” of the Long Island Sound there are many beautiful beach havens to find glorious waterfront residences and property. Westport is a stimulating, sophisticated community, rich in culture and history.  A vibrant downtown with boutiques, fine restaurants, a nationally known theater and salons provides an international flair with the charm of a New England Village.  Excellent public and private schools and nearby universities contribute to its diversity and progressiveness.  Just 47 miles and a 50 minute train ride from New York City, Westport continues to be a community attracting commuters as well as a summer retreat for city dwellers.

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As your Westport CT. Coastal real estate insider, I will introduce you to the many waterfront and  coastal neighborhoods.  Some of which are popular spots and others that are still quite a secret.  Each neighborhood is unique and I will help you discover the perfect one for you.

Does a quaint waterside artist’s colony appeal to you?  Old Mill Beach is a very private neighborhood dotted with small year round homes off a dead end road.  The views are stunning.  Many of the homes have direct Long Island Sound views of the beach.  Other homes also have stunning views of The Old Mill tidal pond and wild life sanctuary where colorful sea kayaks and other small craft can launch. And for some very fortunate homeowners, share views of both! The residents here enjoy fishing, a quiet beach, gorgeous sunrises, 4th of July fireworks, a family Greek market, and the delectable creations of Chef Guiseppi at restaurant Positano, which one can enjoy from the waters edge. 

Walk, run or cycle along the safe cornice enjoying sweeping water views along the way and find yourself at Westport’s most prized crescent shaped Compo Beach and Marina neighborhood. The homes are a mix of classic waterfront mansions, stunning new construction, fifties contemporary and adorable bungalows.  With a newly designed playground, skate park, a marina, “Joey’s by-the sea”  snack shack and South Beach, with picnic tables and barbeque grills, have your own beach party and watch the sun set. This exclusive neighborhood truly has something for everyone.

Follow the river just south of the Saugatuck train station off busy Saugatuck Ave. to the curved peninsula known as Saugatuck Shores.  You will find humble cottages and simple ranches standing their ground against more palatial properties.  Having closely spaced houses on small lots adds to its charm and social atmosphere, people really get to know each other. There are private and communal docks for swimming but the serious boaters prefer The Bermuda Lagoon for its sheltering effect.  Just across a quaint wooden bridge is “The Island” an enclave of houses at the tip of the Saugatuck peninsula.  Residents share a lovely private beach and boat ramp.  This area is home to The Cedar Point Yacht Club, a racing club established in 1887.  Offshore you can see Cockenoe Island, a 27 acre conservation property open to the public, camping is allowed with a permit.

If gorgeous sand and sea is what you want, grab a towel and your favorite novel and plop yourself down at the quiet, small beachfront of Burying Hill Beach and Wetlands located off Beachside Avenue also known as The Connecticut Gold Coast.  In this highly desirable area you will find some of the most sought after waterfront estate properties in Connecticut.  Many have gated entryways with park-like manicured grounds on acres of waterfront property.   If you’re a resident of Beachside Avenue, a commuter traveling from Greens Farms train station or a student of Greens Farms Academy, Burying Hill Beach will be your next station to heaven.

One can not go without mentioning Sherwood Island State Park, Connecticut’s oldest state park.  Though it is not located by any one neighborhood, it offers Westport residents and visitors so much.   With over 234 acres there is plenty of room for swimming, fishing, walking trails, or viewing marsh life from the observation platform.  Many uses have emerged from this open beautiful space. The September 11, 2001 memorial has become a place of reverence for us all. In addition, there are yearly walks raising funds for breast cancer, M.S. and several other amazing causes.  It is a very special place.

The areas noted above are unique coastal neighborhoods in Westport, Connecticut.  There are several other less well-known waterfront neighborhoods that front the Long Island Sound and The Saugatuck River that exist and flourish with charm and beauty.  Let me introduce you to all the Coastal areas and then you decide which one is right for you.

 

Carol Alexander, Realtor ®
Prudential Connecticut Realty, Westport CT

 

 
  Prudential Connecticut Realty 203-856-2125  · carol@carolalexanderhomes.com
Carol Alexander, Realtor ® Prudential Connecticut Realty · 272 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
 
 

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