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The Town of Westport will be commencing a dredging project in the Comp Channel seaward of Compo Marina.  This is a continuation of the dredging project which began last season.

The work will begin to mobilize into the channel next week.  Weather dependent, we should begin to see some activity early in the week and some actual dredging beginning around February 2, possibility lasting until March 3.  This is a 24/7 operation and is tide and weather dependent.

We appreciate your patience and understanding, as we undertake this project to improve the Town's boating facilities and access to and from our marina.


There are two marinas maintained by the Westport Parks and Recreation Department:

  • Ned Dimes Marina - Compo Beach
  • E.R. Strait Marina - Longshore Club Park

Any resident of the Town of Westport, who meets the requirements for a Westport vehicle parking emblem and passes, shall be entitled to apply for a boating assignment or ramp permit at either marina, if the following conditions are met at the time the boating assignment is granted.

  • The boat must be properly registered with the State of Connecticut. 
  • Proof of the applicant's Connecticut boating registration must accompany their annual renewal form.

Ned Dimes Marina

Located within Compo Beach, this marina offers in-water slips as well as drystalls for trailered boats, dinghies, Hobie Cats, sunfish, kayaks, and windsurfers.  Marina has restroom facilities, boat launch ramp and parking available.

  • The period of berthing shall be from April 1 to Nov. 30 with no services during April and Nov.
  • All vehicles entering Compo Beach to use the marina facilities MUST have a valid vehicle parking emblem.  Boaters will not be allowed in the Beach/Marina area without an emblem and must pay the prevailing daily fee. 

The Marina clubhouse is also available for rental for gatherings of 50 people or less.  There is a fee and application process to reserve a date.  Click here for a facility request form.

Ned Dimes Marina Office: (203) 341-1063 / VHF CH 11

Hours of Operation

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


Ned Dimes Marina Sunset


E.R. Strait Marina

E.R.Strait Marina located within Longshore Club Park offers in-water slips as well as a limited dinghy storage. In addition, Connecticut Marine Services is a licensed vendor operating a launch service to boats moored in the mouth of the Saugatuck River.  Marina has restroom facilities and boat launch ramp.

E.R. Strait Marina Office: (203) 341-1190 / VHF 11

Dock Master: (203) 341-1062

Hours of Operation

  • April 1 to April 30: No Services
  • May 1 to Memorial Day Weekdays: 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • May 1 to Memorial Day Weekends: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day: 8 a.m. - 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


ER Strait Marina Sunset