I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach. - Unknown Author
Most of this information was gathered from Portsmouthnh.com*
Jenness State Beach
A great family location with an Atlantic oceanfront setting - its sandy beach is ideal for swimming and picnicking. Amenities at the beach include a bathhouse. Metered parking is available for 67 cars.
New Hampshire's most famous seaside locale. The waves are just right for boogie boarding, the boardwalk is lively day and night, and restaurants cater to seafood-craving summer crowds. Kids love nightly outdoor concerts, weekly fireworks, movies on the beach, and arcades. You can also catch a concert at The Casino Ballroom.
North Hampton Beach
North Hampton State Beach on Route 1A is located the heart of the short New Hampshire Seacoast. Grab a lobster roll or an ice cream at the Beach Plum!
New Castle Beach
Small, picturesque Sandy Beach, 10 minutes from Portsmouth, has the U.S. Coast Guard Station at one end and a large seaside park, New Castle Common, at the other end.
Just down the road from Hampton Beach, near the Massachusetts border, Seabrook Beach offers a quieter setting and an expanse of sand dunes.
Located on Route 1A, Rye Beach and adjacent Jenness Beach are popular family beaches with a bathhouse and lifeguards during the summer season.
Wallis Sands State Beach
about 15 minutes south of Portsmouth, is a beautiful, sandy curving beach. that can best be seen looking south on Route 1A. It has a large parking lot, showers and restrooms, and the state charges admission in summer.
Surf Shops & Water Rentals
Check out the hottest spots for summer fun.
Summer SessionsOur Rye Beach Shop is a family friendly surf retail shop with the latest surf apparel and equipment from the worlds top surf brand names. It has its own Coffee Shop & Cafe, so you can conveniently have breakfast, lunch, snacks, smoothies, lattes, cappuccinos, ice cream and more with out leaving the beach. Link.
Cinnamon Rainbow Surf CompanySince 1983 we've been dedicated to providing the best service and selection of surf gear and apparel you'll find anywhere. Surfboards, wetsuits, cold water accessories, lessons, SUP demos and tours, clothing, sandals and more! Link.
Portsmouth Paddle CompanyPortsmouth Paddle Co. is a full service paddleboard shop with everything for the novice to experienced paddler. Located on the NH Seacoast, we offer a variety of on-water activities , including paddle board rentals and lessons , guided tours , and SUP Yoga . Looking for an unforgettable group experience? We've got you covered with our Private Events! Link.
Portsmouth Kayak AdventureA dependable family favorite for renting most sea faring vessels. Link.
Marina's and Yacht Clubs
The New Hampshire summers keep getting better.