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Luxury Hotel Right by Summer Fun in Southport, CT

Southport Beach

1505 Pequot Avenue, Southport

Sweeping over 2.5 acres of quiet shoreline, Southport Beach is a tiny respite of Connecticut coastline. During summer months, the beach is both free and open to the public, and boast a concession stand, restrooms, and on-duty lifeguards. Note that, between Memorial Day and Labor Day, lot parking is restricted to those with a beach sticker, so just request a ride from the DELAMAR or use our complimentary bikes.

Carl Dickman Golf Course

Old Dam Rd, Fairfield | 203.256.3173

A perfect course for juniors, new golfers, and seniors alike, Carl Dickman Par 3 offers 9 holes at par 27 – 1,240 yards of local scenery, the greenest of greens, and total relaxation. Come early to get in some practice at the putting green, then head out onto the course, where you’ll walk, carry or pull your gear; it’s great exercise! As you line up your shots, the sea breeze sweeps in from the Long Island Sound. With every swing, you’ll know you’re here, in lovely Southport/Fairfield and right by the ocean.

Southport Galleries

330 Pequot Ave, Southport | 203.292.6124

For nearly a decade, Southport Galleries has treated us to a national showcase of exiting, contemporary American artists. Offering everything from abstract art to hyper-representational views of our own Connecticut scenery, this is a space dedicated to fine art, the artistic experience, and a no-pressure environment.

Bonus: Situated in a centenarian and timeworn historic space – the vintage Harris Hardware Store – the gallery is a perfect complement to Southport’s harbor and adjacent antebellum Greek revival captains’ houses – a sight in and of themselves.

Nearby Fairfield, CT

In nearby Fairfield, just 10 minutes from the DELAMAR Southport, you’ll find a diverse range of things to see and do this summer. Among them, consider a live performance at the Fairfield Theatre Company, an outdoor afternoon at the Connecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum & Sanctuary, and afternoon at 1750 Ogden House & Gardens, and a high-ropes adventure at the Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum.

Other can’t-miss sights include Penfield Beach, Jennings Beach (complete with a skate park), and the H. Smith Richardson Golf Course, an 18-hole and par-72 course, for when you’re looking for a longer game.

It’s summer! The sky is blue, the sun is shining, and Connecticut is urging you to step outside.

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