Tag Archives: Compo Beach

Pics Of The Day #1076

Westport in the coronavirus crisis: scenes from yesterday and today.

Empty chairs at Longshore (Photo/Sandy Rothernberg)

Social distancing at the beach (Photo/Bob Weingarten)

Empty Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Sarah Menninger)

One of the final days for dogs on the beach (Photo/Sophie Pollman)

With drive-thru service only, Starbucks’ line was long (Photo/Robert Hauck)

A plea for help (Photo/Jen Kobetitsch)

Westport’s Unitarian Church (Photo/David Vita)

Compo Beach Parking Lots Are Closed. So Westporters Parked On Soundview.

Around noon …

… and a couple of hours later.

Town Closes Beach Playground, Parking Lot

First selectman Jim Marpe says:

First of all, thank you to all our Westport residents for your cooperation during these unprecedented times.

Many of you have self-isolated in order to flatten the curve and curb the spread of COVID-19. I appreciate your actions.

Unfortunately, we believe you will need to do even more for the foreseeable future. Given the early spring-like weather, many of you have taken advantage of our beautiful Compo Beach and have congregated there.

We must remind you that congregating, even outdoors, in small or large groups, is contradictory to the advice of our Health Department leadership.

As a practical matter, we cannot close the entire access to Compo Beach.  However, we will be closing the playground at Compo Beach and the parking lots at Compo Beach and Burying Hill beach until further notice.

Whether you are using the beaches or just trying to get out of the house for a while, please do everything you can to practice social distancing and self-isolation.

Together we can minimize the impact of this terrible virus on our community. We have to work together and use common sense. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in these difficult times.

You can still go to Compo Beach. But the playground and parking lot are closed. (Photo/John Videler for Videler Photography)

Pics Of The Day #1061

Today was the 2nd day of  “indefinite closure” for the Westport schools.

This scene in the Mastrocciolo home — with Bedford Middle School 6th grader Bianca and Coleytown Elementary 1st grader Justin — was no doubt similar to many others around town.

(Photos/Stephanie Mastocciolo)

Meanwhile, early spring-like weather — and the TGIF end of a very stressful weak — drew a large crowd to Compo Beach.

Alert “06880” reader Jo Shields Sherman reports there were many people walking between Elvira’s and the entrance gate. Some gathered in small groups to talk — being careful to keep “social distance.”

The sight took her breath away (in a good way!) “Aha!” she thought. “This is where everyone is. Friendliness and kindness seem to abound. And of course the dogs are happy.”

(Photos/Jo Shields Sherman)

Pic Of The Day #1049

Walking the dog at Compo Beach (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

Pic Of The Day #1047

Compo Beach clouds, this morning (Photo/Jimmy Izzo)

Pics Of The Day #1038

Beaches and water in winter, by drone — thank you, Brandon Malin!

Cockenoe Island

Compo Beach

Old Mill Beach and Compo Cove

Burying Hill Beach (Drone photos/Brandon Malin)

Pic Of The Day #1035

Early morning dog walk at Compo (Photo/Jimmy Izzo)

Pic Of The Day #1027

Compo Beach at dusk (Photo/Jim Hood)

Pic Of The Day #1023

Compo Beach tree (Photo/Amy Schneider)