Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Southport

The area's temples and opera are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Southport. Renowned for its hockey games, beaches and restaurants, this city welcomes all visitors. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Southport

Are you searching for top things to see and do while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Southport a fun place to get away. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Country Club of Fairfield (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Pine Creek Par 3 Golf Course (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • H. Smith Richardson Golf Course (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Beardsley Zoo (6.9 mi / 11 km)
  • Norwalk Maritime Aquarium (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Southport

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Southport is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Burying Hill Beach (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Penfield Beach (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Jennings Beach (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Sherwood Island State Park (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Longfellow Park (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Compo Beach (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Southport

Fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Danbury, CT (DXR-Danbury Municipal), which is 18.5 mi (29.8 km) away.