Destination guide

Delight in the beachside landscape of West Haven

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday 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-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around West Haven

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

  • 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)

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 27°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 centre:

  • 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

Travelling 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around West Haven?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 293 holiday lettings around West Haven. From 34 cottages to 195 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beachfront property in West Haven?

Rising in the morning to amazing ocean views and the sound of waves crashing to the shore. Isn't this what perfect holidays are made of? HomeAway has 80 holiday rentals by the beach to choose from. Open to other suggestions? HomeAway has heaps of other property options to investigate, including:

  • 63 beach-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 61 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 55 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in West Haven?

Our house holiday rentals are real properties for real travellers. Providing loads of room to move, they're perfect for those who want to live like a local. There are 186 houses currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £23 a night. If that doesn't match your group's taste, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Apartment: 47 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £29 per night.
  • Hotel: 36 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Cottage: 33 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £77 per night.

Can I stay in West Haven in a large group?

There's nothing quite like exploring somewhere entirely new with your family and loved ones. The best news is HomeAway has places to suit big groups. House holiday rentals are the leading option here for large groups of travellers. Our worldwide database currently has 34 available. If you're hoping to travel with a large group, the holiday rentals that will serve you well include:

  • On the hunt for places that can house 6 guests? We have 53 that will suit. Prices start from £51 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your party, you'll be happy to find out that there are 42 rental properties suitable. Prices begin at just £179 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We offer 31 properties for rent that will be ideal. Prices start from £173 a night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you'll be able to bring your aunt, your cousins and all your pals to West Haven.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in West Haven?

Forget those boring cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms! Appreciate the ease of living like a local in a value-packed holiday rental instead. Feast your eyes on the incredible options available for you now on HomeAway. The Hill has bargain written all over it. And with 5 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £121 a night, it isn't difficult to see why. Downtown is another place to check out. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £126 a night.