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Coastal Access Sites

Saltwater Marine Fishing Regulations New Hampshire Saltwater Fishing

Great Bay Access Sites

Looking for Exciting Sportfishing?

Surf fishing is great along New Hampshire’s sandy beaches and rocky coastline. Use the map on this page to find shore and boat access points for saltwater fishing in the Great Bay Estuary and its tidal river tributaries. For prime coastal access points, see below.

 

Site # on Map

Name

Fee

Parking

Comments

27

Durham Town Landing

N

Ample

28

Scammel Bridge

N

Ample

Parking at both ends of bridge

29

Fox Point

N

Limited

Newington resident access only

30

Hilton Park

N

Ample

Boat ramp not accessible at low tide

31

Bloody Point

N

Limited

Bloody Point is a shore site at the end of Bloody Point Road

32

Little Bay Marina

Y

Ample

Marina; private docks; fuel dock

33

Great Bay Marine

Y

Ample

Marina; private docks; fuel dock and boat launch; restaurant.

34

Adams Point

N

Limited

Boat ramp not accessible at low tide

35

Newmarket Town Landing

N

Limited

Not accessible at all tides; also shore fishing access behind mill building

36

Great Bay Discovery Center/Depot Road Boat Launch

N

Limited

Cartop only; not accessible at all tides

37

Great Bay Access

N

Limited

No wheeled vehicles

38

Chapman’s Landing

N

Ample

Accessible at all tides

39

Swazey Parkway/Exeter Downtown Boat Ramp

N

Ample

In center of downtown Exeter; limited trailer parking

Saltwater Anglers & Spearfishers

Buy your N.H. Recreational Saltwater
Fishing License at fishnh.com or at your local license agent – just $11.

See License Information and Recreational Licenses for details.

Also good in Maine and Massachusetts salt waters.

 

Site # on Map

Name

Fee

Parking

Comments

1

Blackwater River

N

Limited

Parking along Route 286; fish from bridge and shoreline

2

Seabrook Town Boat Launch

N

Limited

Boat ramp use open to all, but parking for Seabrook residents only

3

Seabrook Beach/Village**

N

Limited

Parking along Route 1A* (Ocean Blvd) on Seabrook side of bridge; Lot with limited spaces

4

Hampton-Seabrook Bridge

N

Limited

Parking along Route 1A* (Ocean Blvd) or in state parks for a fee

5

Hampton Harbor State Park

Y

Ample

Jetty and beach fishing** access

6

Hampton Harbor State Marina

Y

Ample

Seasonal fees apply

7

Tide Mill Creek

N

Limited

Cartop boat access and shore fishing

8

Hampton North Beach**

N

Ample

Metered parking at state beach

9

North Hampton State Park**

N

Limited

Metered parking at state beach; Parking along Route 1A

10

Bass Beach

N

Limited

Parking along Route 1A

11

Jenness State Beach**

N

Limited

Metered parking at state beach; Parking along Route 1A

12

Rye Harbor State Marina

Y

Ample

Seasonal fees apply

13

Rye Harbor State Park

Y

Limited

Jetty and beach fishing access; Seasonal fees apply

14

Wallis Sands State Park**

Y

Ample

Seasonal fees apply

15

Berry’s Brook

N

Limited

Sea-run brown trout fishery

16

Odiorne State Park Boat Ramp

N

Ample

Jetty and shore fishing access; Boat ramp not accessible at all tides

17

Odiorne State Park Jetty and Beach Access

Y

Ample

Jetty and beach access along trail at edge of parking lot; shore fishing access at other roadside parking; Seasonal fees apply

18

Portsmouth Marina

Y

Ample

Marina; private docks; Fuel dock and boat launch

19

Wentworth Marina

Y

Ample

Marina; private docks; Fuel dock

20

Fort Stark

N

Limited

Jetty and beach fishing access on both sides of fort

21

Great Island Common

Y

Ample

Jetty and shore fishing access

22

Fort Constitution

N

Limited

Shore fishing access behind fort (open limited hours); Follow US Coast Guard Station signs and rules

23

Goat Island

N

Limited

Cartop launch area at state shore fishing access site; Bridge fishing

24

Peirce Island

Y

Ample

Seasonal fees apply

25

Four Tree Island

N

Ample

Jetty and shore fishing

26

Prescott Park

N

Limited

Temporary boat slips by reservation; Piers for shore fishing access

N.H. Coastal Access Sites