Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of West Haven

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in West Haven. This city's restaurants, shopping and bars draw many visitors. Yale Bowl and East Rock Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around West Haven

Do you want to discover things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes West Haven a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Robert Treat Farm (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Yale Golf Course (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Grassy Hill Country Club (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Great River Golf Club (6.1 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Connecticut Sportsplex (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Laurel View Country Club (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in West Haven

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 81°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of West Haven

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, West Haven is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • East Rock Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Oak Street Beach (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sandy Point Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • New Haven Green (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Fort Hale Park (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Lighthouse Point Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around West Haven

The nearest airport is in New Haven, CT (HVN-Tweed - New Haven Regional), located 3.8 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Bridgeport, CT (BDR-Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial), which is 11.5 mi (18.5 km) away.

Where to stay around West Haven?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 272 vacation rentals near West Haven. From 185 Houses to 40 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Haven for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to West Haven?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West Haven. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Oak Street Beach: 252 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Point Beach: 257 vacation rentals
  • Savin Rock Conference Center: 245 vacation rentals
  • Yale University: 241 vacation rentals
  • Penfield Beach: 282 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Haven listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in West Haven?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 185 Houses in West Haven. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Haven include:

  • Cottages: 40 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 32 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 40 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Haven?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 22 vacation rentals with pool available in West Haven. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.