Ahhh, beachfront dining. Is there anything better during the summer than enjoying great food and cold drinks by the water’s edge? We don’t think so. Whether it’s along the ocean on New Hampshire’s short coastline, or by a beach on one of our many lakes, New Hampshire has many beachfront dining options that will fill your belly and your heart and soul. Here are 7 beachfront restaurants in New Hampshire that are out of this world.
1. Ron's Landing, Hampton
Ron's Landing offers high-class dining on Hampton Beach. From the dining room you can enjoy beautiful views of the beach, while enjoying top-notch food that can be hard to find on the seacoast.
2. Town Docks Restaurant, Meredith
Town Docks is actually on Lake Winnipesaukee, but you'll feel like you're at the beach, complete with your toes in the sand. Town Downs serves a variety of American food (including a great lobster roll) and cocktails that will put a smile on your face.
3. Markey's Lobster Pound, Seabrook
Markey's serves the freshest seafood, by the seaside. Located on the marsh in Seabrook, Markey's is about as close to the ocean as you can get. Enjoy fresh lobster, steamers and fried seafood on the deck, but don't feed the seagulls, or the stripers lurking beneath the water.
4. The Beach Plum, North Hampton
Located just across the street from the beach, The Beach Plum has become a favorite place to grab a lobster roll and listen to the waves crash. Eat in the restaurant's adorable courtyard, or take your food to go and set up a picnic on the beach.
5. NASWA Beach Bar, Laconia
The NASWA beach bar allows you to enjoy dinner and drinks with your toes in the sand, watching the boat traffic along busy Paugus Bay, part of Lake Winnipesaukee. In between courses, you can even take a swim!
6. Petey's Summertime Seafood & Bar, Rye
When you're at Petey's, there's no mistaking the fact that you're at the beach. If the smell of the nearby marsh and the fishing boats didn't remind you, the bouys used for decoration would. The great thing about being this close to the water is that you know the seafood will be top notch, and Petey's will not disappoint.
7. Boardwalk Cafe and Pub
Boardwalk Cafe and Pub is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of Hampton Beach and enjoy a seaside meal. The upper deck has great views of the beach, and the bacon-wrapped scallops are to die for.