compo-benchesLocation: 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport, CT

Rules: None posted. Enter at your own or your dog’s risk.

Hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset from October 1 through March 30

Parking: Free parking is available (Westport resident beach stickers are not required) from October 1 through March 30.

Description: Compo Beach off-leash dog area is located at Compo Beach and the Yacht Club and welcomes dogs from October 1 through March 30. The area is not fenced and no poop bags area available so visitors must bring their own to clean up after their pet. The dog area covers a several-acre span marked by the mounted cannons at the end of Compo Beach. There is plenty of bench seating, waste bins and a fantastic view of the Long Island Sound.

dusty-circle-smcompo-surfREVIEW BY DUSTY BLUE: This is another cool beach dog run. It’s a lot smaller than Jennings Beach Dog Beach, but it offers plenty of space to run around and jump in the waters of the Long Island Sound. Most of the dogs here love the water, like labs and mixed-breed water dogs. I prefer to hang out in the sand and sniff and mark all the flotsam and jetsam that has floated ashore.