Discover The Beautiful Seacoast




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Living on the New Hampshire Seacoast has everything you can dream off. Portsmouth, Rye Beach, New Castle, Hampton Beach, Exeter, and the entire NH Seacoast is a popular vacation destination and a wonderful place to live. The busiest time of year tends to be July and August, but the area is thriving year round with great restaurants, shopping, and family activities.   The New Hampshire’s Seacoast borders 18.57 miles of the Atlantic Ocean and you won’t be disappointed with many beaches, eateries, shopping, and family activities.

A drive up the coast from the Hamptons through Rye and you’ll see why New Hampshire’s Seacoast is such an ideal place to call home. Beyond the beauty of the coastline, their are many small town destinations and spots to settle in such as Exeter, Stratham, Dover, Greenland, Hampton Falls, etc. If you are thinking of making The Seacoast of New Hampshire or The Greater Newburyport Area your home, contact Stephen Oates.



Any day is a good day at the beach. Most of this information was gathered from Portsmouthnh.com 

 The breathtaking Atlantic Coast. Wide swaths of soft sand to sink your feet in. A boardwalk with family amusements. Nighttime entertainment by the shore. An RV park for your visitors and wondering friends. It’s no wonder that New Hampshire beaches are some of the most popular in all of New England.

Hampton Beach is 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., 

 Jenness State Beach is a great family location with an Atlantic ocean-front 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 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.

North Hampton Beach: North Hampton State Beach on Route 1A is located the heart of the short New Hampshire Seacoast.

* Rye Beach: Located on Route 1A, Rye Beach and adjacent Jenness Beach are popular family beaches with a bathhouse and lifeguards during the summer season.

Seabrook Beach: Just down the road from Hampton Beach, near the Massachusetts border, Seabrook Beach offers a quieter setting and an expanse of sand dunes.

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. 

Thinking of surfing? Here are a couple surf shops: Summer Sessions in Rye Beach  & Cinnamon Rainbows in Hampton



From Newburyport through the New Hampshire Seacoast there are no shortages of parks and special places to visit. Some parks are located right along the water. Here are a few highlights:

Four Tree Island in Portsmouth
Variously called Three Tree Island or Five Tree Island. The park features great views of the Memorial Bridge, Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Fish Pier, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Open from dawn to dusk, the island includes a dozen large BBQ area, picnic tables and a grassy play, and public restrooms.

Great Island Commons in New Castle: One of my favorite spots, Great Island Commons is comprised of 32 acres of seaside greenspace and beach.  Open 365 days a year from 9am to 9pm and it’s a great spot for a car picnic on those chilly days or between meetings.. 

Odiorne State Park in Rye: Odiorne Point, identified by historians as the site where the first European settler, David Thomson, landed in 1623, today is 330-acre state park. The park offers extensive trails, dense vegetation, excellent views of the Atlantic, the remains of military fortifications, the Seacoast Science Center 

Peirce Island in Portsmouth: Most recently walking trails have been added that connect five waterfront overlooks, making Peirce Island one of the most scenic and accessible parks in the city.The City of Portsmouth operates a boat launch on the side of the island nearest the South End. 

Prescott Park in Portsmouth: Located at the edge of the Piscataqua River and across from Strawbery Banke Museum  Prescott Park was donated to the City of Portsmouth around the turn of the century by two sisters, Josie and Sarah Prescott. The popular waterfront park features extensive flower gardens, including large demonstration beds.
The park also is the site of one of New England’s most popular outdoor summer events, the Prescott Park Arts Festival  which during July and part of August presents a musical and dozens of performances by musicians and theater groups. Since 1974 the festival has drawn more than millions visitors.

Seacoast Science Center in Rye: Located within Odiorne Point State Park, we provide educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks and have been connecting people to the wonders of our coast since 1992. Our live animal exhibits feature the amazing creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Our engaging programs make learning about the ocean fun for everyone, from pre-K to senior rediscovery. Our hands-on science exhibits, from undersea exploration to marine debris, motivate families to become caretakers of our blue planet.

Stratham Hill Park: Home to the annual Stratham Fair. This park offers year round hiking trails, perfect for walking, running, biking, and dog walking. There’s plenty of parking, with picnic areas, ball fields and a play area for kids. What sets this apart is a multi story steel fire tower affording you with 360 degree views, including Great Bay and beyond. 

Maudslay Park in Newburyport: For those in MA or looking to head south to Newburyport, Maudslay Park is beautiful spot on the Merrimack River, this park features 19th century gardens and plantings, rolling meadows, towering pines, and one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in Massachusetts. Most breathtaking are the ornamental trees and masses of azaleas and rhododendrons that bloom in May and June. A wonderful place for walking, biking, horseback riding. or just sitting in the grass. 





If you like to hit the course, the Seacoast has some great public and private golf courses and Country Clubs.

For addition information please check out each course or clubs website. 

Abenaqui Country Cluboffers a private facility rich in tradition and unsurpassed elegance. Abenaqui is located on the beautiful New Hampshire Seacoast, surrounded by pristine woodlands, and cooled by subtle ocean breezes. Available to members and their guests for golf, tennis and social activities. Private in Rye

Breakfast Hill Club: The 18-hole track is second to none but experiencing Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland is not limited playing a round, the clubhouse, offers a nice place for  private business excursions or meeting with some family and friends to relax while overlooking the finishing holes. Public 

Cochecho Country Club: A shot maker’s course that tests the golfer’s wit as well as his ball striking ability. Each hole has its own character, not only in the look of the hole, but the types of the shots required and the lie of the ball on the terrain. Private in Dover 

Exeter Country Club: Exeter’s golf course opened in 1889, making it one of the oldest in America. Golf Magazine placed Exeter’s challenging nine-hole layout among the 100 oldest courses nationally. Public 

Portsmouth Country Club:  Portsmouth Country Club is a member owned country club founded in 1901. The club is semi-private which means non-members are invited to use the golf course, the pro shop, restaurant and banquet facilities. Semi-Private 

Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club: This 18-hole public course is located in Hampton, affordable golfing since1962. Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club sits on 130 acres of picturesque woodlands and farmland. Public

Wentworth By The Sea Country Club: Spectacular seacoast views with lush greens makes this a New Hampshire destination favorite amongst golf enthusiasts. Stay at Wentworth by the Sea, enjoy this historic Portsmouth, NH hotel enjoy access to the private, members-only course at Wentworth by the Sea Country Club offers much more than golf. Private


Surf Shops & Paddleboard

Summer Sessions:
Our 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.

Portsmouth Paddle Company 
Portsmouth 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!


Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company
Since 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!

Portsmouth Kayak Adventure



Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Wentworth By The Sea Marina
A destination like no other. From the moment you arrive at the Wentworth Marina, you’ll find an unparalleled setting, abundant amenities and superlative hospitality. A premier marina with 150 slips accommodating vessels up to 250 feet, we offer everything a boater needs for a delightful stopover or unbeatable home port.


Portsmouth Marina
We are located on the beautiful New Hampshire Sea Coast along Sagamore Creek. From our protected location you have easy access to the back channel, Little Harbor and the Atlantic.


Prescott Park Docs
Public docking space is available at Prescott Park on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. Docking is available for overnight and hourly stays. In addition, seasonal slips are offered beginning April 2 and lasting through November 1. A limited number of 12 seasonal docking are made available first to City of Portsmouth residents.

Portsmouth Yacht Club:
Located on the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Yacht Club was founded in 1898 in Portsmouth, NH and moved to its present location in New Castle, NH in 1938.  Our facilities include a full kitchen, outdoor grills and refreshing showers as well as fuel for your vessel.  The fuel dock is open 7 days a week in season and is available to all boaters.  Our club members and staff will provide a welcoming atmosphere for visiting yachtsmen.   


Newburyport Yacht Club
Established in 2001, the Newburyport Yacht Club is now widely recognized as one of the premier boating clubs on the Northern Massachusetts/Southern New Hampshire coast. The Club House and Marina are located on the Merrimack River, just minutes from Interstate 95 and US Route One. The Marina features sheltered, deepwater dockage, and is approximately a mile and a half upriver from one of the premier sport fishing and sailing areas in the Northeast. The Marina comprises 192 slips on three docks. 

Freedom Boat Club

Local Club Locations: Newburyport, Portsmouth, Newington

With 3 locations locally, our members enjoy a wide range of boating activities. The Merrimac River is the #1 rated spot to fish for striped bass in MA and a great starting point for a cruise to Sandy Point, Crane Beach, Wingaersheek Beach, Rockport. Our Portsmouth location is ideal for cruising out to the Isles of Shoals and southern Maine. Our Great Bay location is a terrific spot for water sports and the fishing is very good up there as well. All locations also offer inland boating options where you can enjoy a relaxing cruise, watersports and fun times on the sand bars.

Stephen Oates

068910 / 9518483


Keller Williams Coastal And Lakes & Mountains Realty


750 Lafayette Road Suite 201
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Mobile: 603-777-7908

Office: 603-610-8500

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