Learn about the best parks, attractions, museums, historic landmarks, tours, and other things to do in Portsmouth NH and the surrounding Seacoast area.

Fort Foster

Fort Foster

Pocahontas Road, Kittery, ME 03905

Fort Foster in Kittery Point offers three small beaches, an extensive trail system, restroom facilities in season, picnic areas and old military fortifications.

Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach

(603) 926-8990
160 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842

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.

Jenness Beach

Jenness State Beach

2280 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870

Jenness Beach is a great family location ideal for swimming and picnicking. Amenities at the beach include a bathhouse and metered parking available for 67...

Seabrook Beach

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.

Seapoint Beach by Melody Polakow

Seapoint Beach

Seapoint Beach, near Gerrish Island off winding Route 103 in Kittery Point, faces north and is somewhat rocky.

York beaches, Short Sands

York Beaches

Route 1A, York Beach, ME 03911

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.