Beginning at Portsmouth to the north and stretching 17 miles south to the town of Seabrook, the New Hampshire Seacoast has many personalities along the way. Settled in the 1600s, New Hampshire's seacoast communities have intrigued visitors and residents alike over the centuries, so it's little wonder why so many people want to live in this area! Residents have easy access to boating and fishing, quaint downtowns and farmers' markets, and historic points of interest galore. If you're considering buying a home in a seacoast community, we can help you find your dream home!
Fall in Love with the New Hampshire Seacoast
Follow Route 1A/Ocean Boulevard down the New Hampshire coastline and you'll pass through Wallis Sands, Rye North Beach, Rye Beach, Hampton, and finally arrive at Seabrook Beach. Go any further south and you're in Massachusetts. New Hampshire's 17 miles of coastline is the shortest of any of the US coastal states. It's a beautiful drive, albeit a short one. From Portsmouth, you're a mere 45 minutes from Boston and Portland and about 30 minutes from Gunstock Ski Mountain.
Activities & Sightseeing
New Hampshire's seacoast is packed with fun things to do year-round. Shops, restaurants, and community events are all found in quaint downtowns throughout the area, but you don't want to miss a chance to explore Downtown Dover or Downtown Portsmouth. Love to golf? Greenland's golf courses are some of the best courses along the entire New Hampshire seacoast. Craving an adventure on the water? Launch your boat from Chapman's Landing in Stratham to venture into the Great Bay. And what coastal sightseeing would be complete without a visit to iconic lighthouses? Snap a photo of the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse or take an excursion boat past the White Island Lighthouse.
Towns & Communities
Ranging from small fishing villages to bustling port cities, New Hampshire's seacoast communities offer their own distinct lifestyles Portsmouth, for instance, is a popular vacation destination because of its easy access to highways, its terrific downtown, and its busy harbor. New Castle, on the other hand, is a small island community that is a hidden gem nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Piscataqua River. New Hampshire's seacoast communities are full of charm, history, and personality, so we highly recommend you explore them all!
Its Local History
Founded in 1630, Portsmouth is the third oldest city in the US. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of activities during their stay. We highly recommend a tour of the Strawbery Banke Museum where costumed staff demonstrate traditional crafts. Nearby, the 1855 North Church presides over downtown’s Market Square with dozens of quaint shops, sidewalk cafes, and other cool places to visit. Riverside Prescott Park has spectacular gardens and river views. It's common to see bridal parties being photographed in the gardens. Just northwest of town, former research submarine USS Albacore is in a park, alongside a visitor center.
Other worthwhile places to visit: Children’s Museum of New Hampshire – exhibits and activities for children; The Music Hall of Portsmouth – the region’s leading concert venue; and a visit to the nearby Seacoast Science Center should be in your top 5 places to visit.
Your Dream Home
Talk To The Local Experts
We live in Portsmouth and are familiar with all aspects of the New Hampshire seacoast, so we can help you find your dream home quickly and easily. We would be happy to provide you with additional information about our area, resources to buy a home, or recommendations for local things to do.