Old Mill Beach
Old Mill Road off Hillspoint Road, Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut
1.8 acres

Westport Parking Emblem required Memorial Day to Labor Day

Located west of Sherwood Island.


Take I-95 North to Exit 18; turn left onto the Sherwood Island Connector; cross over US 95 and make a left turn onto Greens Farms Road; turn left onto Hillspoint Road; pass over US 95; turn left onto Old Mill Road.  Park in the parking area by the beach.  


sandy beach (no lifeguard)


11/05/2005.  On a warm, beautiful day (very much above the usual seasonal temperature, Rosemary Cooney, Sarah-David Rosenbaum, dog Sonar and I toured this small beach.  This is a small, sandy beach with little vegetation.  Private houses are literally right on the beach front.  There are also a couple of benches along the beach.   Dr. Patrick L. Cooney. 

Dr. Patrick Cooney, Sarah-David Rosenbaum, Rosemary Cooney

*  = plant blooming on date of field trip, 11/05/2005

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)

Rosa rugosa (wrinkled rose)

Hedera helix (English ivy)

Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Atriplex patula (orach)
Cichorium intybus (chicory)    *
Lepidium virginicum (poor man's pepper)
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)     *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)    
Solidago sempervirens (seaside goldenrod)     *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein)

Ammophila breviligulata (American beach grass
Digitaria sp. (crab grass
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)
Spartina alterniflora (salt marsh cord grass)


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