Welcome to Westport

Officially incorporated in 1835, Westport is just 52 miles northeast of New York City, offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle with New England charm and tradition. Home to miles of beautiful coastline, Westport has three town beaches; CompoBurying Hill, and Old Mill and is also home to Sherwood Island State Park, Connecticut's first state park. Downtown Westport offers unique shopping and dining with everything from local chains, national retailers and mom-and-pop-shops... something for everyone.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Along with its many diverse restaurants, Westport is also home to the Fairfield Levitt Pavilion, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to bring exceptional performing arts to Westport.


  • The Whelk: Created by acclaimed seafood chef Bill Taibe, The Whelk is famous for its creative menu featuring sustainable seafood and local produce.
  • The Cottage: A sophisticated, elegant eatery known for its seasonal dishes and New American eats.
  • Rive Bistro: Feel like you're dining on the French Riviera at this riverfront French bistro.
  • Pearl Restaurant & Bar: A high-end restaurant with waterfront views and fantastic cocktails.
  • Spotted Horse: Spotted Horse is a New American tavern set inside of a restored Federal house.
  • Bartaco: If you enjoy street food, you'll want to give bartaco a try, as they specialize in creating elevated fare matched with cocktails.
  • Kawa Ni: An inventive Japanese and Pan-Asian restaurant serving sake and cocktails.
  • Terrain: Terrain is a unique Westport staple, as it doubles as a cafe and home improvement store.
  • Don Memo: Set in the Old Town Hall building, Don Memo is a vibrant, eclectic Mexican restaurant with hearty dishes from local restaurateur Bill Taibe.

Main Street

Downtown Westport, also known as Main Street, is where residents will find a bevy of national retailers, historical landmarks, mom-and-pop stores and restaurants, boutiques, electric eateries, local chains, entertainment, and more. Some of the most popular shops include Banana Republic, The Loft, Ann Taylor’s, Coach, lululemon, GAP, Williams-Sonoma, and Kate Spade.

The best part is, the area resides alongside a pleasant riverside setting and offers classic, New England charm. Seasonal events, wine tastings, fine art festivals, fashion shows, and other fun activities are always happening along Main Street and the other branching roads. Even if you don’t want to shop, the nearness to the Saugatuck shore makes the area a beautiful one to roam the streets and spend a relaxing day window shopping. The Westport Library is also located downtown.

Local Parks & Beaches

Residents and visitors will be pleased to discover that Westport is home to 21 gorgeous local parks. Westport is also where you'll find Connecticut's first and finest state park, Sherwood Island State Park. The Sherwood Island Nature Center is a great place to take your kids to teach them about the diverse surrounding ecosystem.

Westport comprises miles of coastline thanks to the Long Island Sound. There are three town beaches: Old Mill, Burying Hill, and Compo.


The Westport County Playhouse has emerged as a nationally-recognized professional theater in recent years. Each year, the playhouse presents five unique live theater performances from April through November.

Situated on the banks of the Saugatuck River, the Levitt Pavilion is a breathtaking, state-of-the-art outdoor performance venue. It sponsors rising stars and award-winning performances all year long.

The Westport Museum for History & Culture preserves the Bradley-Wheeler House as an interactive museum. It also hosts events for children to enjoy.


The Westport School District is ranked as the No. 1 district out of 118 in Connecticut. Westport consistently receives acclaim for its academics, college preparation program, gifted program, AP classes, teachers, and extracurricular activities.

School districts are defined by roads, so to find out which school you would attend, follow this link: https://bit.ly/WestportSchools.