Named One Of The Most Beautiful Coastal Towns In New England, Take A Closer Look At New Castle, New Hampshire
It’s really no wonder that Yankee Magazine/New England Today named New Castle, New Hampshire one of the
10 Prettiest Coastal Towns in New England. The smallest town in New Hampshire and the only town located entirely on islands, New Castle’s natural beauty is certainly deserving of the honor.
Great Island Common is a gorgeous spot to get up early and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean beyond Whaleback Lighthouse. First established in 1830 on a rocky outcrop off the coast of Kittery, Maine, the current station was constructed in 1872.
If there's anything that brings to mind picture postcard scenes of New England, it's New Castle. Its rocky coastline and seaside homes exemplify what life is like here.
New Castle is the location of the
Fort Constitution State Historic Site, which overlooks the Piscataqua River and the Atlantic Ocean. This colonial fortification was originally known as Fort William and Mary and was built in the early 17th century.
Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse at Fort Constitution is a historic lighthouse dating back to 1771. The current tower was built in 1878. Just as it has done since then, the lighthouse still guards against the rough seas to this day.
Fort Stark State Historic Site is another historic fortification on the island. The sire was named in honor of Major-General John Stark, hero of the Battle of Bennington (1777) and originator of the New Hampshire state motto, "Live Free Or Die".
While currently owned by Marriott Hotels, the historic
Wentworth By The Sea Hotel & Spa carries on the long legacy of New Hampshire's era of grand hotels. Originally built in 1874, it is one of the last surviving grand hotels in the state and the only one located on the seacoast.
With a rich history and wide open ocean views, New Castle is sure to be a place you’ll want to visit again and again. To learn more,
visit the Town of New Castle website.
New Hampshire has much to see along its short coastline.
Here are some things to do to make the best of the region’s off-season, or if you dare, take a trip to a haunted seaside town.
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