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Seacoast Region (New Hampshire)

The Seacoast Region is the southeast area of the US state of New Hampshire that includes the eastern portion of Rockingham County and the southern portion of Strafford County The region stretches 13 miles 21 km along the Atlantic Ocean from New Hampshire's border with Salisbury, Massachusetts to the Piscataqua River and New Hampshire's border with Kittery, Maine The shoreline is generally very rocky and rough in nature, although a few sandy beaches have been created using jetties/groins, particularly in the towns of Rye and Hampton The Seacoast Region stretches as far west as Epping Portsmouth, the largest municipality and only city in Rockingham County, serves as the cultural and commercial hub of the region Portsmouth has numerous historical landmarks and tourist attractions including Strawberry Banke, the Moffatt-Ladd House, the John Paul Jones House, and the Portsmouth Children's Museum, which moved to Dover in 2010 The Seacoast Region was the first area of the state to be permanently settled by Europeans in the early 17th century

Straddling the maritime border New Hampshire shares with Maine are the Isles of Shoals - White, Seavey, Lunging, and Star From Portsmouth, they are a short ferry ride out into the Gulf of Maine and also make up the Seacoast Region


  • 1 Towns and cities in the region
    • 11 Coastal towns and cities south to north
    • 12 Other towns and cities
  • 2 Tourist attractions in the region
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Towns and cities in the regionedit

Coastal towns and cities south to northedit

  • Seabrook
  • Hampton Falls
  • Hampton
  • North Hampton
  • Rye
  • New Castle
  • Portsmouth1

Other towns and citiesedit

  • Atkinson
  • Brentwood
  • Danville
  • Dover
  • Durham
  • East Kingston
  • Epping
  • Exeter
  • Fremont
  • Greenland
  • Hampstead
  • Kensington
  • Kingston
  • Lee
  • Madbury
  • Newfields
  • Newington
  • Newmarket
  • Newton
  • Plaistow
  • Rollinsford
  • Sandown
  • Somersworth
  • South Hampton
  • Stratham1

Tourist attractions in the regionedit

  • Hampton Beach
  • The Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover
  • The Music Hall in Portsmouth Built in 1878, it is the state's oldest theater Hosts several concerts and events throughout the year
  • Odiorne Point State Park and the associated Seacoast Science Center
  • Star Island, seasonal conference center and hotel located 7 miles out to sea
  • The Strawbery Banke outdoor history museum of Portsmouth
  • The USS Albacore, once the fastest submarine in the US fleet, now beached in Portsmouth and open to visitors
  • Water Country, New England's largest water park
  • The Wentworth by the Sea, a grand old hotel previously fallen into disrepair but now completely renovated
  • The Whittemore Center, a multi-purpose arena in Durham Home to the once-nationally ranked University of New Hampshire ice hockey teams, as well as various concerts and events

NH Route 1A runs along the ocean shore, while US Route 1 runs in a parallel direction slightly farther inland During the high tourist season, these highways are crowded with day tourists and seasonal renters Slightly farther inland, Interstate 95 carries most of the through traffic north into Maine while NH Route 101 carries New Hampshire's east-west traffic between the Seacoast Region and the inland portions of the state


  1. ^ a b "MAPS" NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development Retrieved October 21, 2014 

External linksedit

  • Seacoast New Hampshire travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • Seacoast region at NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development

Coordinates: 42°58′0″N 70°49′0″W / 4296667°N 7081667°W / 4296667; -7081667

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