With some terrific day trip options available in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it’d be much harder to enjoy everything that Truman’s Beach, 60 miles away, has to offer. Among your first stops here should be Orient Beach State Park, Kontokosta Winery and 67 Steps Beach. Westbrook Town Beach is another terrific option. It’s 50 miles away and offers a variety of fascinating things to see and do. Essex Steam Train, Hammonasset Beach State Park and Clinton Crossing Premium Outlets are just the start.