Looking to live on New Hampshire’s Seacoast?
New Hampshire’s coastline consists of only 18 miles of shoreline, and if you’re looking for a beachfront property it’s even less than that. The entire Seacoast region is a beautiful area with breathtaking sights. Among the highlights of the Seacoast area are the family-friendly Hampton Beach area and the quickly growing small city of Portsmouth. Hampton Beach is an area that provides day and night activities for all age groups. There are free shows performed at the Shell stadium, fireworks every week, lots of restaurants & shops, and let’s not forget the Casino Ballroom. Which hosts top national entertainers including live music and comedy shows. Alongside all these activities there is a luxurious stretch of white-sand beaches where families can kick back and relax. If kids get too hot in the sun they can cool off by visiting one of the arcades the strip has to offer. The Seacoast is also home to the hip little city of Portsmouth. Portsmouth is a historic port city with cobblestoned streets, bustling downtown with charming shops and restaurants. If you really want to experience the port you can head down to “the decks” which is a stretch of outdoor dining areas located on decks overlooking the harbor. Other attractions on the Seacoast include the Fuller Gardens which are a turn-of-the-century estate garden four miles North of Hampton Beach. The Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park, both located in Rye New Hampshire. To begin your home search you can check out the Home Search page!
“There’s so much to enjoy about our city of Portsmouth and the Seacoast. From a night out on the town with nationally acclaimed cuisine, theater, music, and entertainment to outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, sailing, whale watching, and sunset cruises. Portsmouth locals and visitors alike enjoy exploring year-round, with tax-free shopping, walking tours, historic sites, antiquing, and seasonal happenings! ” – Portsmouth NH
“New Castle, the only town in NH composed entirely of islands, covers approximately 500 acres (.8 square miles) and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community. New Castle was founded in 1623, chartered in 1679, and incorporated in 1693 during the reign of William and Mary. Today, in addition to a residential population of slightly more than 1,000, it is home to the Great Island Common recreational park, Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel, and Spa, a UNH marine research laboratory, a Coast Guard station, and Fort Constitution and Fort Stark state parks.” – New Castle NH
“From its founding days as Winnacunnet Plantation and its time as the North Parish of Hampton Town, North Hampton has always been a beautiful seaside town – one of the few to border the limited New Hampshire coastline. Though small, it is home to many small businesses and is host to a caring and driven community” – North Hampton NH
Hampton is a great long-term or short-term area. It covers most of the coastline of all the towns in NH and has the largest area of sandy beaches. Hampton has the tourist area of Hampton Beach, the surfer, less touristy area of North Beach, or as locals call it “The Wall”, and many private beaches. Hampton is a great area as it not only has its fair share of restaurants and things to do, but it’s in close proximity to Portsmouth and close access to Interstate 95. Hampton is a laidback town with its own school systems from preschool to high school.
“The community has an active seacoast with miles of clean beaches, an active harbor with a thriving business sector. Our harbor is the home of the Yankee Fisherman’s Cooperative with an active fishing fleet that on any day can be seen bringing in their catch of fish and lobster. Most of our beach is residential with a large cross-section of year-round and summer homes and with an assortment of seasonal rental cottages.
Seabrook offers many community activities for its citizens. Seabrook Station offers its Science and Nature Center; the Owascoag Nature Center features a one-mile tour through a preserved forest and salt marsh. The Seabrook Community Center offers programs from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, including tennis lessons, dances, sporting and exercise activities, and recreation camps. The Center is equipped with a full-size gym and weight room. Youth sports include baseball, basketball, football and soccer on town-owned athletic fields and courts.” – Seabrook NH