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- My mother has lived in Westport for nearly seven years, but only recently discovered this large public beach with a sweeping view of the Sound and Long Island. Lots of people sunbathing or playing on the sand on a beautiful day. Convenient parking, lovely benches facing the water. What a resource for rest & recreation in Westport.Written May 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We saw local production of “Next to Normal”, our first time to this playhouse. Comfy seats, small so probably all seats are good seats but we had center Tier 1 which were great. Very powerful and well executed production, the themes of mental health, love and loss, marriage probably hit home with most in audience. Vocals were fantastic in this musical, acting very impressive. Parking available in its own lot. We will definitely return!Written April 17, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Located in the Greens Farms' section of Westport, this is CT's oldest state park. Visitors can come to walk, bike, swim, fish, watch birds, fly kites or picnic under the trees.
There is no parking fees for visitors with CT vehicles. From April through the end of October, the parking fee for out of state vehicles is $22 on weekends and $15 on week days. The fee is $7 after 4 pm.
Check out "the friends of Sherwood Island" website for upcoming events.Written August 11, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Staff are welcoming and helpful. You may have to dig a little to find what you’re looking for, but whether it’s WiFi, a comfy spot to read, a book or video to borrow, a meeting room, or a place outside the house full of stuff for the kids, you’re likely to find it here. Check out the library of things!Written October 30, 2021
- If you haven't visited Earthplace recently, you may not realize that there are so many new things to do. There are great trails, large playground, an amazing museum, but most importantly, it is a sanctuary for injured animals, especially large birds. Last week, I saw several types of hawks, crows and ravens, owls, vultures, and more, but the most beautiful were the 2 amazing bald eagles. Inside, you can see other live animals, ferrets, rabbits, lizards, amphibians, even a honeybee hive display and live insects. The animals vary over time, but these were the ones I remember from last week. Earthplace also has lots of kids schooling and educational camp options. The property was overgrown, but is now in beautiful shape and they have a pollinator garden in the front. Come see what's new!Written September 15, 2019
- This wonderful farmers market has a number of vendors but we love Riverbank Farms and their wonderful fresh produce and prepared foods. Their hot sauce is awesome as is there hummus.Written October 8, 2020
- Bring your own chairs, food, drinks and come for the wonderful music. Be aware of folks sitting around you so everyone can see. It's a wonderful place to sit, enjoy the music and hang with friends.Written May 18, 2020
- A taste of history of a New England town.A small building stocked with information about Westport, a fascinating place with a history of being settled by artists, actors, (Betty Davis, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, etc.) and musicians. F.Scott Fitzgerald lived in Westport and scenes described in "The Great Gatsby" as though in NY, actually describe a portion of Westport. The people managing the museum are highly knowledgeable and friendly.Written March 19, 2019
- WHS provides the local community with a history of its town. The gift shop has a variety of lovely items themed to match the season. The exhibits are outstanding -- cultural, informative and worthwhile. Helpful staff with vast knowledge can guide you through the historic house and answer your questions. They also offer many programs for children that teach about the history of the town, the state and other important facts.Written September 27, 2018
- I wanted to love this trip. I booked it way in advance and maybe that was part of the problem...the anticipation led to lofty expectations. But the reality is that you pay quite a lot for quite an underwhelming experience. I expected that for $100 a ticket, we would be wowed from start to finish (the whole tour is only 1h10m...it’s not hard to fill 70 minutes with carefully crafted history and a large dash of enthusiasm...both of which were sorely missing on our “tour”). Instead, we arrived at a completely unmarked launch site with challenging parking arrangements (make sure you plan in plenty of extra time to find parking because it is limited to hit-or-miss side streets). About 15 minutes before the tour’s start time, an unmarked plain Jane boat pulled ashore and tethered itself to a small wooden block that we would all eventually use to climb aboard the no-frills vessel. The only company branding that was visible throughout the entire tour was a logo on the black shirt of our tour guide. Anyway, back to the boat. While the ride is very short (about 5 minutes), there were no seating or shade structures. Sure, there was a large plastic cooler that seemed study enough for a few adults to sit on, but the boat was essentially a standing-room only deal. No benches anywhere. And I get it - it’s a working boat meant for carrying large hauls of oysters. But when you offer a dedicated tour service at $100 a pop, you should probably invest in some benches for your boat.
And, speaking of investing, that’s about the only type of history you’ll hear on this tour. Our guide (who never actually introduced himself) provided a brief (and unabashedly self-centered) personal history of how he got into the oyster business. This apparently involved lots of money...and yup, you guessed it: investing. The main gist of the tour is that the oyster bed was a gift from the King of England many many years ago (no date was provided even though this would have been an awesome piece of history to include in the tour), and the property has remained with the tour guide’s family since then. And they have lots of money. And the tour guide went to Columbia and now lives on the Upper West Side. It’s all very bougie. And very sparse on the actual history part.
Now, onto the good: the oysters, themselves, are delish. And as long as you are a skilled shucker, you can essentially have as many as you want. The pint-sized island is picturesque and has clean bathroom facilities.
So what would take this tour from 2 stars to 5? Start with adding a logo to the boat and injecting some charisma in the tour guide. Give a warm welcome and thank everyone for coming as they get on board. Add seating to the boat. Talk about the wildlife on the short boat ride - lots of beautiful birds and interesting tidal behaviors. Once you arrive, encourage people to break out their BYOB and have a little pre-oyster drink while they meander the small property. Then, have everyone gather at the oyster shucking station...and lay out some accoutrements like vinegar, lemon, etc. Beef up the oyster talk by including more history on the property, the oyster business at large, and the specific ways that make Hummock Island unique from the other oyster beds out there. Use more visuals to help people better understand the various ways that the oysters are harvested (i.e., keep examples of all the different cages used during the maturing process) and have a preserved version of a newly spawned oyster that people can look at.
It’s definitely not a bad start for a small business that has only being doing this since 2015. But I can’t give my recommendation for this tour until it gets some much-needed (and I’m guessing relatively easy-to-implement) improvements.Written September 22, 2019
- We love renting from LSS. Always a great time, rain or shine. Great place to learn and practice. Easy to reserve and easy check in/out. Friendly staff.Written September 7, 2021
- With beautiful and clean facilities, iFloat is one of Westport's hidden gems. If you've never done a sensory deprivation tank (aka floating) then give them a shot. The hour or 1.5 hours in the abyss will give you time to relax, reflect and recharge your mind. Great mediation tool. Prices are a little high, but that's Westport for you.Written March 17, 2018
- This is a very nice studio. We had so much fun punting, playing hot potato, singing along the songs. You get to have fun and take a beautiful piece of art.Written October 30, 2019
- Went here several times for hour long foot and shoulder rub and ended up purchasing a series. THey have really comfortable chairs, give you a hot water pack and their well trained people go to great lengths to give you the best massage. Very clean, great for relaxationWritten March 14, 2017
- Right there in the middle of Cosmopolitan Westport is the wildness and beauty of Buryimg Hill Beach for meditation, quiet and reading. It’s not much for walking since it’s a short beach, and one needs as hair or blanket to sit on. The parking lot is a bit of a walk, but if you are not into Compo Beach or neighboring Sherwood IslandBeach with the noise and crowds, this is a sanctuary within the Westport. A true gem within the town. I need to stop, you’ll all be crowding there and there won’t be much silence or room for me!Written May 26, 2020
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