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Fort Constitution Historic Site- Fort Constitution State Historic Site is located on a peninsula on the northeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks both the Pisquatua River and the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Constitution is one of seven forts built to protect Portsmouth Harbor.
Fort Stark Historic Site- Fort Stark State Historic Site is located on a peninsula historically called Jerry's Point on the southeast corner of New Castle Island. It overlooks the Piscataqua River, Little Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
Hampton Beach State Park- Located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, this popular summer destination offers day-use and overnight facilities.
Hampton State Marina- As part of the Hampton Beach State Park, this State Marina offers a boat launch, commercial fishing operations, fuel sales, charter boats, tackle shop and restrooms.
Jenness State Beach- Located along the North Atlantic Coastline, Jenness State Beach rests just above Rye Beach along US 1A.
Kingston State Park- Forty-four acres of park property rests on the shore of Great Pond which is well known for fishing and swimming.
North Hampton State Beach- Located below Rye Beach, North Hampton Beach State Park may be found on US 1A, ocean side.
Odiorne State Park- Odiorne Point is the largest undeveloped stretch of shore on New Hampshire's eighteen mile coast. Located three miles south of Portsmouth on SR 1A in Rye, Odiorne offers an extensive array of habitats.
Rye Harbor State Park- Rye Harbor State Park is located near the Maine state line along the shores of Atlantic Coast. Picnicking and saltwater fishing are the two main attractions at this day-use facility.
Wallis Sands State Beach- Swimming, a small store, bathhouse with showers and a lifeguard-protected beach are offered beginning in mid-May on weekends and continuing until mid-June when the park is open daily through Labor Day.
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion- The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth. The rambling, forty-room mansion which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era.

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Description - The Seacoast Travel Region is characterized by its picturesque seaport towns of Portsmouth, Hampton and Seabrook. The area is known for hospitality and a casual lifestyle. Fourteen Division of Parks and Recreation facilities lie within the area. There are historic forts, state beaches and fishing piers, marinas and even an urban forestry center. Scenic roads offer bicycling opportunities, golf courses abound, miles of hiking trails, deep sea fishing opportunities, ocean cruises to offshore islands, viewing historic homes and gardens, and browsing through antique shops, boutiques and factor outlets are commonplace in the Seacoast Travel Region.

Attractions - Seacoast's picturesque towns of Portsmouth, Hampton and Seabrook characterize the region. Flush with historic forts, pristine beaches, fishing piers and fourteen state parks, visitors will not be disappointed. Fabulous views of the Great North Atlantic may be found at most facilities, many offering day use access. The area's historic forts give guests a taste of America's early territorial defenses. Nature enthusiasts will not want to miss Odiorne State Park that features an extensive array of habitats. The area also hosts a state marina along with numerous private facilities including charter fishing excursions and whale watch tours.

Recreation - Seacoast is known for scenic roads offering bicycling opportunities, golf courses, trails, deep-sea fishing , ocean cruises to offshore islands, historic homes and gardens, antique shops and factor outlets.

Climate - New Hampshire residents experience four distinct seasons. Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Location - The Seacoast Travel Region lies in the lower eastern corner of the state along the Maine, North Atlantic and Massachusetts borders.


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Contact Information:
New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism, P.O. Box 1856 , Concord, NH, 03302-1856, Phone: 603-271-2665

Additional Information:
New Hampshire Travel Regions - New Hampshire has seven different travel regions including: Seacoast, Merrimack Valley, Monadnock, Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee, Lakes, White Mountains and Great North Woods.

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