Like many locations along the Seacoast, Rye is a beautiful community situated an hour north of Boston, MA, an hour south of Portland, ME and an hour from the foothills of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. There are three key events in Rye’s history, dating back to 1623 marking the permanent settlement in New Hampshire at Odiorne Point. In 1726, Sandy Beach - as Rye was known then - was voted to be named the Parish of Rye. The actual name of Rye did not come into being until 1785 when an act of the legislature made it a wholly separate and independent town.
Boasting the longest stretch of New Hampshire’s coastline, Rye offers stunning views. Rye is also comprised of four of the nine islands known as the Isles of Shoals just off of the Rye coastline. While New Hampshire’s coastline may be short in mileage, it is robust with ways to enjoy it.
The Mystic of the Isles of Shoals
Who doesn’t love a story about pirate treasure, rogue natives, and murder? If you are looking for a history as colorful as the story from a book, the Isles of Shoals will not disappoint. The Isles of Shoals, once known as a rough and rowdy outpost, evolved through history to become a Victorian resort destination where poet Celia Thaxter was the center of the social scene entertaining the likes of famous artists and writers to include Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Hop on a cruise offered by Island Cruises and explore the Isles of Shoals including lunch or dinner at the famous Oceanic Hotel, made notable by Celia and her following.
With Isles of Shoals Tours, Star Island Ferry Service, Star Island Walkabouts, Educational Lobster Trips and private charters - Island Cruises offers a little something for everyone.
Park Yourself on the Seashore
The 5,000 year-round residents of Rye take great pride in local activities and are dedicated to the preservation of their natural resources.
Rugged coastline parks not your thing? Not a problem. Rye offers one of the prettiest sandy beaches in the Seacoast - Jenness State Beach.
Jenness Beach has a beautiful sandy beach complete with bathhouse and metered parking. Surfers can grab gear at Summer Sessions Surf Shop across the street. Hungry? Jenness Beachside Grill overlooks the beach.
Come Live On The Seacoast
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