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Tyler N wrote a review Aug 2020
Stratham, New Hampshire12 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is great, not a traditional beach, more of a picnic area. If you’re looking to get away from the crowds of kids, this isn’t the place for you. You can have a nice walk for miles when it is low tide. You have to get reservations during COVID but it’s worth it.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Jo P wrote a review Apr 2020
Salem, New Hampshire31 contributions44 helpful votes
I absolutely love this hidden gem! We have been coming here for years and have had numerous family barbecue outings. There is a cover charge per car to get in, but it is so worth it. Beautiful grounds with picnic tables and grills, never overcrowded, clean bathrooms, nice sandy beach, beautiful pier to go fishing. It's a whole day of fun and relaxation. I've found tons of sand dollars there, mostly on the rocky side of the beach. There's a light house across the bay, where you can also see newcastle beach. The ride along Chauncy Creek to get to Fort Foster is just majical. I can't wait to go back when the weather warms up. I would love for this to be my hidden gem, but it would be selfish not to share this slice of heaven. Oh and now my grown kids are bringing their children, doesn't get any better than that.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Ron Trahan wrote a review Oct 2019
Stratham, New Hampshire160 contributions37 helpful votes
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If you are a family with small children, the beach to the left of the pier is great at low tide. There are restrooms, and the dilapidated fort ruins are interesting, but not a destination unto themselves. Parking in the summer of 2019 was pricey at $20. Picnic tables and grills on the grounds.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Trvlbug49 wrote a review Aug 2019
Vermont355 contributions104 helpful votes
20.00 for a carload to park might seem steep but divide that by even 3 people and for about 7.00 each you get a lot of bang for your buck! Gorgeous clean sandy water. Lots of coves to swim in. Long trail for a walk along the shore. Clean bathrooms and lots of picnic tables with some in the shade. Tidal pools galore! Playground and swing set. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Meghan W wrote a review Aug 2019
Bartlett, New Hampshire10 contributions6 helpful votes
This spot is an amazing place to spend the day. There are tide pools, sand bars, and seaweed covered rocks galore. Kids (and adults) can find hermit crabs, snails, really B-I-G crabs and more. The water is relatively free from seaweed, too. There is an old fort to climb, plenty of picnic tables, and more for all your day's needs.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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