|Seacoast NH Region|
Although New Hampshire's seacoast only borders 18.57 miles of the Atlantic Ocean, you won't be disappointed if you love the ocean. New Hampshire's seacoast is actually much longer than the 18 plus miles that are directly on the Atlantic Ocean. When you include New Hampshire's tidal rivers, the Great Bay estuary and the Isles of Shoals, the state's salt-water shoreline adds up to more than 238 miles!
There is much to do in the New Hampshire seacost region; you can take a ferry ride, which leaves daily from Portmouth Harbor to the Isles of Shoals, a cluster of islands off the shore which harbors plant and animal life unique to these islands. You can visit the public beaches of Hampton and Rye, the city of Dover which was New Hampshire's first permanent settlement, or take a walking tour through Portsmouth to discover the history of this 375 year-old town.
The New Hampshire Seacoast region is known as "The Restaurant Capitol of New England" and offers a number of outstanding restaurants, unique country inns, quality hotels, wonderful attractions and tax-free shopping at large malls and small shops.
Seacoast Region Towns
Rockingham County (Eastern): Brentwood, Danville, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fremont, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Beach, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, New Castle, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Rye, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hampton, Stratham
Strafford County (Southern): Dover, Durham, Lee, Madbury, Rollinsford, Somersworth