I always make a stop at Beech Tree Cottages this time of year to see what Amanda has stocked in her adorable, seasonal shop, The Little Station. You’ll find a hip and beachy mix of cute cover-ups, straw hats, beach bags, on-trend jewelry, and greeting cards. This year, she’s expanded to a little garden shed next door and an ice cream shack that isn’t yet open, but I’ll be heading back for a cone.
The laid-back but totally cool cottages still have a few reservations available over the summer months, and it’s as close to Hammonasset Beach as you can get. On the hunt for a not-so-fancy wedding venue? The cottages (along with their renowned barbecue truck) have a rustic and retro appeal.
1187 Boston Post Road, Madison