Westbrook, Connecticut

Offering quick access to some of the best cruising and fishing waters on Long Island Sound, Westbrook hosts no less than 6 marinas that cater to everything from large yachts to small center consoles. Plus, it’s easy to reach by water or land; the waterfront is approximately 1 mile from Interstate 95, and the area is serviced by Amtrak and Shoreline East Trains.

Many Westbrook boaters also appreciate the town’s proximity to great daytrip and weekend destinations, including Montauk (28 nm); Orient Point (12 nm); Fishers Island (20 nm); Shelter Island (19 nm); Mystic (26 nm) and Block Island (40 nm).

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Westbrook’s numerous marinas are found along its twin rivers—the Menunketesuck to the west and the Patchogue to the east—which meet near the inlet to Long Island Sound. The main channel offers 6’ of water at mean low tide, and is frequently dredged; however, larger sail- and powerboats need to stay south of the Rte. 1 bridges.

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While Westbrook doesn’t offer the kind of downtown packed with trendy shops and boutiques found in some neighboring towns, it does feature over a dozen restaurants on or near Boston Post Road (Rte. 1). There are several shops and motels along this road, as well, but for the most part Westbrook remains a destination for hardcore boaters and fishermen.

Photo Gallery:

Young boaters make their way upriver in a dinghy near the inlet.
Duck Island lies just south of the Patchogue River inlet.
View of the Patchoque River inlet—gateway to Long Island Sound.
Westbrook is home to half a dozen marinas, all of them well protected.
Bill’s Seafood restaurant, on the Patchoque River, just above the Singing Bridge, can be accessed by dinghy.
Boaters can launch at the Pier 76 ramp, just above the Singing Bridge, for $15 per day.
Boats on the hard at Pilots Point North Yard.
A Westbrook fire boat makes its way up the Patchogue River.
Brewer Pilots Point is the largest marina in Westbrook, boasting 900 slips and 3 separate yards.

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