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Seacoast Lifestyle Guide


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Welcome to the Seacoast area, one of northern New England’s most popular foodie destinations! Whether you’re taking a break from swimming at Rye’s famous beaches or looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion in downtown Portsmouth, culinary delights abound. Visit The Atlantic Grill or Jumpin’ Jay’s for fresh seafood…or fine Italian cuisine at Ristorante Massimo, outstanding tapas at Cava, or hip and delicious comfort food at The Black Birch. There are simply too many options to name here, but there’s truly something for everyone.

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The Seacoast area of New Hampshire and Southern Maine is home to world-class shopping, from the Kittery outlets to boutiques along the brick-lined streets of Portsmouth. It’s rare to find the mix of charming emporiums, brand-name clothing stores, trendy shops, delightful bookstores and so much more within both walking distance and an easy drive from many homes in the greater Portsmouth area and beyond!



There are many private marinas, public boat ramps and water access points throughout the greater Seacoast area. Launch your kayak in one of several tidal rivers which meander through the region such as the Squamscott and Bellamy Rivers, or an idyllic lake like Strafford’s Bow Lake, to enjoy wildlife spotting opportunities. On the shore of Little Bay, Great Bay Marine is an ideal place to set out for boating adventures on New Hampshire’s largest tidal estuary. On the coast, the Wentworth by the Sea Marina is the crème de la crème, where you’ll find luxury yachts docked in the summertime.

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Golf Courses

Golf is a favorite Seacoast pastime and you’ll find some of the most beautiful courses in New England here. Excellent options include Arnold Palmer-designed The Golf Club of New England in Stratham NH, Abenaqui Country Club in Rye Beach NH, Wentworth by the Sea Country Club in Rye NH, Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland NH, and York Golf & Tennis Club in York Harbor, Maine.


Events & Outdoors

An outdoor lover’s paradise, the greater Seacoast area offers wonderful recreation options for sunny and rainy days alike, and no shortage of year-round activities for art aficionados, bookworms, theater goers, music lovers and foodies. For adventure seekers, deep sea fishing and whale watching are favorites, along with everything else you can imagine, from kayaking, surfing and swimming to bicycling and hiking…the sky’s the limit! Odiorne Point and Fort Foster State Parks, Jenness and Wallis Sands State Beaches, and the Isles of Shoals are popular destinations. Notable annual events include Portsmouth’s Market Square Day, Exeter’s American Independence Festival, and Hampton Beach’s Seafood Festival and Master Sand Sculpting Classic

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Community Guide

Explore the greater Seacoast area towns of New Hampshire and Southern Maine! From oceanside Rye NH and York ME to lakeside Barrington and Strafford NH…and bustling Portsmouth and Dover NH to wooded Nottingham NH and North Berwick ME. The region is dotted with beautiful, safe towns that have become favorites of young and seasoned professionals, families and retirees, both year-round and seasonally. Here, we enjoy easy access to all the amenities you could want while still feeling a world away. You truly can have the best of both worlds!

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