Things to Do

Fort Foster Fort Foster
Fort Foster in Kittery Point offers three small beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas and old military fortifications. Pocahontas Road, Kittery, ME 03905 map
  New Hampshire
Hampton Beach Hampton Beach
The most popular beach in the region, Hampton Beach has been drawing visitors by the hundreds of thousands since the turn of the century. The beach is extremely wide and the water warm. Bath house and lifeguards in season. Located on Route 1A, Hampton. Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842 (603) 926-3784 map
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. Great Island Common, New Castle, NH 03854 map
North Hampton Beach
North Hampton State Beach on Route 1A is located the heart of the short New Hampshire Seacoast. Route 1A, North Hampton, NH 03842 (603) 436-1552 map
Ogunquit Beach Ogunquit Beach
A beautiful, wide sandy beach a half hour north of Portsmouth, Ogunquit Beach is a favorite of tourists and Canadian visitors. Route 1A, Ogunquit, ME map
  New Hampshire
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. (603) 436-1552 Rye, New Hampshire map
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. Seabrook, New Hampshire map
Seapoint Beach
Seapoint Beach, near Gerrish Island off winding Route 103 in Kittery Point, faces north and is somewhat rocky. Kittery, ME map
Short Sands, Long Sands, and York Harbor beaches
York's beaches, each about 20 minutes from Portsmouth, are Short Sands, Long Sands Beach and Harbor Beach. All featuring very gentle slopes and warm water. Route 1A, York Beach, ME map
  New Hampshire
Wallis Sands State Beach Wallis Sands State Beach
Wallis Sands State Beach, about 15 minutes south of Portsmouth, is a beautiful, sandy curving beach. Route 1B, Rye, NH map
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