|NEW HAMPSHIRE: THE SEACOAST REGION
Just across the border from Massachusetts is the oldest
settled area in the great state of New Hampshire and the
only place where the state sticks a toe out into the ocean.
Hampton Beach features miles of
a boardwalk, many restaurants, abundant
lodging and a great time for visitors of all ages.
Based around the major towns of Hampton and Portsmouth,
the area's rivers feed into the Atlantic, giving easy access
to the commercial centers of New England and the rest of
the world. From here, the early settlers were able to exploit
the area's natural resources and ship out their manufactured
goods creating a thriving economy which exists to this
Today, however, the Seacoast region is not just an important
business location, it is a world-class vacation spot, featuring
some of the most spectacular beaches, ocean views and beautiful
summer weather in the world.
There are ample opportunities for oceanfront or with easy
ocean access rentals, from the rustic to the luxurious
without the intrusion of large hotels and resort complexes.
There is great swimming and fishing (including some of
the best deep sea fishing in the world). The area is a
surfer's (and bikers) mecca for access to the open ocean
with the protection of the many bays and coves in the area.
There is a great night life in the area, boasting many
major stars year-round, but especially in the summer. There
are plenty of other attractions a bit in from the coast
including New England's largest water park. And there's
an 18-mile bike path which follows the entire New Hampshire
coastline. The area's small towns and village offer plenty
of New England "flavor" while provided a great
jumping off point to either the shoreline or the inland
The area is also home to many arts, crafts and farming
festivals and there is an abundance of things to see and
do year-round in this gateway to New Hampshire.