This island has 8.1 square miles of land and 5.43 square miles of water. Needless to say, water adventures and beach living are the order of the day here.
Kayaking and sailing are favorite activities for beach house residents. You do have to be watchful for the many lobster buoys in the water, but the ocean conditions for these water sports are practically perfect at Westport. Of course, Maine is lobster heaven, so you can enjoy fresh-caught lobster at the restaurants in town; there are even lobster shacks on the water where you can get the lobster cooked right off the boats! Of course, if you decide to try your hand at fishing, you can cook up your catch at your Westport Island beach house.
The Midcoast region is full of "finger" islands like Westport, and it is easy to hop from one finger to the next to explore what they all have to offer. This process of exploration is in and of itself a favorite hobby of residents and vacationers alike. For example, nearby Wiscasset has lots of antique shops. Georgetown Island is home to Reid State Park, which has an inviting beach with the best surfing in Maine, along with a path for walking and bike riding. The Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick puts on musical theater productions, concerts, and children's shows.
As you explore Westport Island and the finger islands of Maine, you are sure to uncover your own unique adventure in this serene and rustic region!