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Out of all the waterfront peninsulas along CTs Gold Coast, Shippan stands out as unique in many ways. I’ll dive into those uniquenesses below, but it’s safe to say that it’s a great fit if you want a quiet community with beach access that's not too far away from shopping, live music and the best train station in CT. If you are looking for Shippan CT Homes for Sale, you can't miss this, Let’s go!

Hi my name is Charlie Vinci, my family and I have lived in the area for 5 generations. My YouTube channel and my website are designed to show you everything that Connecticut's Gold Coast has to offer. You can get all the supplemental items mentioned below on the Shippan page of my website.

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Commuting, Shopping, and Night Life

Before you jump to the conclusion that Shippan is a small quiet community…well it is…but everything that's fun about Stamford is SOOOO close. 

The train will get you to Grand Central in about 50 min, and it’s hands down the best station along the gold coast with tons of parking garages nearby and more trains than any other station in CT. 

You also have downtown Stamford with its shopping, excellent array of ethnic dining, and live music in the Summer. 

Oh, by the way, If you are interested in knowing the pros and cons of living in Shippan, be sure to check out this video.

Another option for nightlife would be Harbor Point, which is adjacent to the Shippan peninsula. This newly developed area has a host of waterfront dining and bars for you to explore.

If it's the summer and you're not quite feeling like working out, head over to the Beer Garden and enjoy its seasonal waterfront location, food trucks, live music and of course craft beer. This place is a blast in the summer, you have to come and try it out.

Shippan Beaches

Much of the coast of the Shippan peninsula is made of sandy beaches, and no matter where you live, the beautiful West Beach is just a few minutes away by car or bike. It offers a playground as well as baseball and soccer fields. 

But that's not the only option. If fact you have several more, one of which is the private Woodway beach club which is part of the Woodway Country Club in Darien. It has great views of the sound, 2 tennis courts, a playground and the dining options range from a snack bar to extravagant fine dining. Also, most menu items are farm to table.

The great thing is that these two beaches aren't the best part of this community. If you want a private beach, either one to yourself, or that you share with a few of your neighbors, Shippan has more opportunities than any other Gold Coast waterfront community. 

These are small, private beaches that are typically unmarked and down an unassuming path. We aren't going to show you where they are, because that wouldn't be fair to the owners, but just know that it’s here if you want it and you should make me aware so I can show you where they are and check if anything is available. Just imagine what it would be like to sunbathe on your private beach while the kids play at the ocean's edge. Oh, and did I mention that the views are pretty amazing. 

Healthy Lifestyle

Another thing that many people love about Shippan is the fact that it’s a great community to stay fit. You can easily walk, run or ride your bike around the neighborhood. If it’s too cold to go out, head over Beta Climbing and fitness, this unique and fun gym makes staying fit a blast. They even have youth classes so you can keep the kids busy here.

Nautical Lifestyle

If you are a boater, or plan to be one someday, you have the Stamford yacht club with its small beach, pool, and tennis courts as well as several other small marinas in the north west of the peninsula to choose from.


If you are thinking of moving to Shippan, I would like to work with you. If you aren't ready to call us yet, check out the rest of our website: and grab one of the many guides, maps and checklists that we have created for you. They will save you hundreds of hours of research, and help you make a better choice for you and your family.

I look forward to hearing from you!


Charlie Vinci

Lower Fairfield County Realtor


About the Author:

Charlie Vinci, the Founder and Lead Agent of the Charlie Vinci Team has become a mainstay in Connecticut’s real estate market, earning accolades as one of the top 3% of realtors within the state. Fueled by a dedication to the success of his clients and an ever-growing assortment of area-specific resources, the business continues to thrive in the constantly evolving real estate marketplace. An informative YouTube presence has been the primary driver/focus for the team, as it has allowed Charlie to engage directly with his audience and provide a consultative approach to an often ambiguous process. Whether an international client seeking relocation to the US or a local homeowner considering the sale of their property, The Charlie Vinci Team has the market knowledge, resources, and expedient level of service that clients not only desire, but deserve.

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