The Little Station & Beech Tree Cottages
A sure sign of summer is the annual opening of The Little Station at Beech Tree Cottages. It’s a charmer of a shop, the sort of place you can pick up a beach hat or bottle of water on your way to Hammonnasset. But that’s never all. Owner Amanda has sweet taste in everything from breezy scarves and sarongs, to Rifle Paper Company Cards (a personal favorite), and cheap and cheerful costume jewels. This year, you’ll find these summery shifts by Mata Trader. Fair-trade and featuring hand-blocked cotton prints, the frocks run $62 – $82. If you don’t know about the Beech Tree Cottages, it’s become a popular Shoreline spot for a rustic wedding or family gathering. Either throw your bash on the tented lawn out back, or rent the entire venue, including eight tidy cottages. Their famous CT Roadside BBQ Truck provides a full-on Southern feast, from brisket and pulled pork to corn bread. There are plenty of fancy venues on the Shoreline, but if you’re looking for something a bit out-of-the-box, Beech Tree Cottages could be just the ticket.
Photos of a recent wedding below: