Tag Archives: Ned Dimes Marina

Pic Of The Day #538

Ned Dimes Marina at dusk (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #492

Any Westport resident or organization can rent the Ned Dimes Marina clubhouse for a party or function. The other day, the Westport Woman’s Club held a lobster bake there. (Photo/Gloria Smithson)

One More Place To Party At The Beach

You can’t reserve tables in the Compo Beach pavilion.

But — starting immediately — you can reserve that cool little space (formerly storage) recently carved out between the brick pavilion and Joey’s.

In a low-key announcement, Parks and Rec says they’re “excited to offer a new PARTY RENTAL space.”

(Note: they never say exactly where it is — beyond “on east beach and conveniently located next to Joey’s by the Shore.” I’m assuming it’s here:

Staples High School sophomores in the party space next to Joey’s last night. They did not have to rent it.

The email continues:

This picnic area holds a maximum of 60 people, and can be rented out from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. until sunset, or even all day to meet your party needs! This is a great location for your children’s parties or family gatherings! Joey’s will be happy to assist in your catering needs!

There are a few rules:

You must apply no later than 72 hours before the event. Applications are first-come, first-served. The permit fee is $50 (plus a refundable $100 security/clean-up deposit).

Guests without parking stickers must pay the regular daily fees. Businesses and non-profits can rent the space Mondays through Thursdays, and are allowed up to 15 parking waivers.

No alcohol, glass, candles or tiki torches. No amplified music either.

Oh, yeah: “Food and catering trucks are not allowed. Catered food must be purchased from Joey’s by the  Shore.”

Joey Romeo can handle all your catering needs.

Does that mean you can’t bring any food in? Picnics? Pizza from Romanacci? What exactly is “catered” food?

It shouldn’t matter. Joey’s is great, easy to work with, and can provide whatever you need.

This is the second specially defined party space at Compo. For years, anyone could rent the clubhouse at Ned Dimes Marina for $275 (though most Westporters don’t know that).

So enjoy your next party at the new space “conveniently located next to Joey’s.”

And if you’ve got a better name for the spot, click “Comments” below.

(Hat tip: Johanna Rossi)

Pics Of The Day #444

3 views of the Compo Beach Ned Dimes Marina:


(All photos/Dave Curtis, HDFAPhotography.com)

Pic Of The Day #431

Time for a swim, at Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Sandy Rothenberg)

Pics Of The Day #408

The Compo Beach palm tree, as seen through Amy Schneider’s glass lens ball …

… as well as the Compo playground …

… and the Ned Dimes Marina. (Photos/Amy Schneider)

Pic Of The Day #402

Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)

Pic Of The Day #362

Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Jack Farrell)

Pics Of The Day #350

Yes, it really is April 2.

Compo Beach (Photo/Michelle Cardello)

Minute Man monument (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Michelle Cardello)

One lonely hummingbird (Photo/Chuck Greenlee)

A Compo Beach backyard (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pics Of The Day #324

Most of us stayed inside today, waiting for the nor’easter.

It arrived. As of 7:30 pm, over 1500 Westport customers were without power. Including yours truly. With many trees down, this could be a long restoration.

Earlier today, when it was quieter — and prettier — Betsy P. Kahn roamed around town. Camera in hand, she captured these beautiful scenes:

A bench at Grace Salmon Park.

One view of the tugboat in Ned Dimes Marina …

… and another.

Compo Beach surf …

… and sand.

And of course, the cannons. (Photos/Betsy P. Kahn)