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Seacoast Region (New Hampshire)

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Seacoast Region (New Hampshire)

The Seacoast Region is the southeast area of the U.S. 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. This 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.


  • Towns and cities in the region 1
  • Tourist attractions in the region 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Towns and cities in the region

Coastal town and cities (south to north):

Other towns and cities:

Tourist attractions in the region

NH Route 1A runs along the ocean shore, while U.S. 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. ^ "MAPS". NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development. Retrieved October 21, 2014. 

External links

  • Seacoast region at NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development

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