The town of Westbrook lies on the shoreline of Connecticut and is a picturesque community with a welcoming vibe and some beautiful sea views.
Westbrook Town Beach is a lovely place to begin a walk around town. There are several other stretches of beach along this coast with charming residential homes and quaint waterfront cottages to book a stay. Outdoorsy types will love Stewart B McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, a real gem in this populated area. It boasts lush forest with well looked after trails for hiking and cycling. A visit to Salt Island is a must and is easily done from Westbrook by ferry, at only 500 feet from shore. Here you will find dozens of species of sea birds and interesting rock formations. In the nearby town of Old Saybrook, you can catch a show at the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, an intimate place to watch some great theater.
Visit Westbrook in Summer or early Fall for the best weather.