North Beach New Hampshire
North Beach New Hampshire is the site of one of the state parks, and is set on the Atlantic Ocean about halfway between elegant Rye Beach and the resort of Hampton Beach. Its wide, sandy beach is excellent for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. There are summer lifeguards, a bathhouse, and metered parking. The park is operational only on weekends between May and mid June, and daily after that until Labor Day. You'll find that family vacations in North Beach New Hampshire provide the children with plenty of space to play without worrying about losing track of them in large, rowdy crowds.
This is a quiet beach unlike its more exuberant southern neighbor, Hampton Beach. Both North Beach New Hampshire and Hampton Beach are located in the town of Hampton, and vacations to North Beach New Hampshire are excellent if you want peace and quiet, but still want to have easy access to the amusement arcades, water parks, and numerous available events. There are few hotels in North Beach New Hampshire so you might want to also consider lodging in town or one of the quieter bed and breakfast inns in Hampton Beach.
Vacations to North Beach New Hampshire are also enticing if you're a scuba diving enthusiast. The area around Plaice Cove is particularly ideal for diving. This is where you will find the only hotels in North Beach New Hampshire if you are determined to spend quiet time on this lovely, secluded stretch of sand. There is a very good, modest motel with kitchenettes for self-catered dining combined with a location that places you only steps from the beach. The more ambitious Bailey's Beach Resort boasts furnished studio condominiums with full kitchens. Also located here is the beachside Seascape Inn at Plaice Cove, with twenty rooms and a nice garden area. You can also find a few vacation cottages and cabins for rent if the hotels in North Beach New Hampshire don't suit your needs.
Another attractive aspect of North Beach New Hampshire is Ocean Boulevard, the coastal road also knows as Route 1A. A trip north or south along this route is a great way to see the entire coastline of the state, either by driving, cycling on the bike path, or hiking. North of Plaice Cove on Route 1A is Little Boar's Head, a community that once was, like Rye Beach, a fashionable Victorian vacation destination. Several examples of lovely Edwardian and Victorian architecture remain on the seaside promontory. A little north of that is Rye Beach, and a few more miles bring you to the Maine border and the outlet stores of Kittery.
If fishing is of interest, you will find a number of tidal swamp and marsh lakes all along this part of the coast. North Beach New Hampshire has Meadow Pond. Rye Beach has Eel Lake. Other communities, including Hampton Beach, have extended protected bays and harbors that are river outlets. All of these bodies of water provide good freshwater fishing, and the lakes are excellent for birdwatchers as they are havens for waders and other marine bird life.
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