Discover Coastal Dream Towns

After canvassing all coasts for towns with seaside charm, a lively beach culture, and good housing, these are our top spots for planning quick trips or finding a new place to live.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

A Seaside Gem Goes Green

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Dream Towns: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Photographer Reena Bammi

Your View Is:

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and three bridges connecting the city to Maine.

Your best beach is: Fort Stark, a quiet beach about five miles from downtown, or the more popular Jenness Beach, which can be reached via trolley from downtown.



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