Marinas and Boating

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The following restrictions are currently in place:

  • Services provided during normal operating hours
  • Minimal staffing
  • Customers must wear a face covering and transactions are by credit card only
  • Limited vehicle access to Compo Marina (8pm to 6pm)
  • Dock monitoring by staff to ensure social distancing guidelines
  • Boaters to provide their own hoses, if needed
  • NO transient vessels


The Town of Westport is fortunate to have access to the waters of Long Island Sound making boating a popular activity for many. There are two marinas maintained by the Town of Westport as well as places to launch boats. 

Ned Dimes Marina

Town Marinas

Ned Dimes Marina (adjacent to Compo Beach)

(203)341-1063 / VHF CH.11    
Hours of Operation

  • April 1 to April 30: No Services
  • May 1 to Labor Day:  8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday & Holidays
  • Day after Labor Day to Oct. 31: 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Nov. 1 to Nov. 30: No Services



E.R. Strait Marina located in Longshore Club Park 

(203)341-1190 / VHF CH. 11

Hours of Operation

  • April 1 to April 30: No Services
  • May 1 to Memorial Day Weekdays: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • May 1 to Memorial Day Weekends: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Day after Labor Day to Oct. 31 Weekdays: 3 p.m. to sunset
  • Day after Labor Day to Oct. 31 Weekends: 8 a.m. to sunset
  • Nov. 1 to Nov. 30: No Services

Town Marina Wait List

A boat waiting list does exist for all in-water and drystall assignments. There is a $50 escrow payment for in-water assignments. There is no fee for drystall applications. Only Town of Westport residents may occupy an in-water boat slip.  Residents may choose to wait list for one or more multiple categories. 
Each category requires a separate application and deposit.



 Approximate wait time: 

 Rowboat up to 16'                        Up to 1 year
 12' - 18'

 1 - 2 years

 19' - 21'

 3 - 5 years

 22' - 26'

 9 years

 26' - 27'

  8 years

 28' - 34'

 11 years

 35' - 40'

 9 years

To access a dry stall application, select Dry Stall Application

To access a in-water boat slip application, select Boat Slip Application

For information on current position on boat slip waiting lists, contact Rick Giunta at, (203)341-5089, or stop in to the Parks and Recreation office during regular business hours.

State of Connecticut Harbor Master:longshore boats by the shore
The Harbor Master is appointed by the Governor for a three-year term, and, subject to the direction and control of the Commissioner of Transportation, is responsible for general care, supervision, and safe, efficient operation of moorings, harbors and navigable waterways under local jurisdiction.  For mooring opportunities within State waters, contact the Harbor Master.

Robert Giunta
60 Compo Beach Road.
Westport, CT 06880
cell #: (203) 856-8420


  • Compo Beach
  • Longshore
  • Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve

Launch permit required, click here for more information.