The best area attractions around Westbrook Connecticut
This isn't quite a home away from home. It's even better.
Explore the area on one of the Inn's bicycles or go for a short stroll to Westbrook's beautiful beaches. Complimentary beach passes, beach towels, beach bags, chairs, and umbrellas are provided by the Inn. Many Historic, Coastal Towns Such as Mystic, Stonington, Chester, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook & More are Just a Short Drive Away! Take a ride through town on the Essex steam train to your favorite destinations. There are so many things to do in Westbrook Connecticut.
Located just 5 minutes walk from the Inn, Westbrook Town Beach is the largest of the town's beaches. There is a sandy beach facing Long Island Sound with views of Menunketesuck Island, Duck Island and Salt Island. Facilities includes pier, food concession, picnic area, sanitary facilities (seasonal), supervised swimming, walkways.
A visit to Hammonasset Beach State Park, is more than just another day at the beach. This Connecticut beach offers the largest shoreline park to enjoy swimming, strolling along the boardwalk, or just relaxing in the sun and surf.
Let the Essex Steam Train take you on a ride through history along the beautiful Connecticut River to the riverboat dock where you can board a historic riverboat and cruise the Connecticut River. See sights like Gillettes Castle and the famous Goodspeed Opera house. Just 4 miles from the Inn!
Visit a historic, quintessential, working, New England whaling village and seaport. Just 30 minutes away. The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village.
The Thimble Islands is a collection of small islands in Long Island Sound, located in and around the harbor of Stony Creek in the southeast corner of Branford, Connecticut. The archipelago of islands made up of Stony Creek pink granite bedrock were once the tops of hills prior to the last ice age
Located in East Haddam Enjoy a Short, Easy Hike to the Falls, Which Cascades 60 Feet Over Water-Polished Rocks. Devil's Hopyard is also great for Bicycling, Trail Hiking and Bird Watching! Free Admission.
The Florence Griswold Museum is an art museum at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut centered on the home of Florence Griswold, which was the center of the Old Lyme Art Colony, the main center of development of American Impressionism. The museum is noted for its collection of American Impressionist paintings.