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The Oceanside Walking Path in Little Boar's Head...North Hampton NH

The Oceanside Walking Path in Little Boar's Head...North Hampton NH

Fuller Gardens in North Hampton NH, the subject of yesterday's post is situated in the Historic District known as Little Boar's Head. Little Boar's Head was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 and is basically North Hampton's approximately one and a half mile coast. In addition to its rich history, Little Boar's Head is known as a who's who for well-known summer vacationers and permanent residents as well throughout the years.

A walking path has been constructed beginning at the fish houses at the North end of North Hampton Beach and follows the shoreline along Ocean Boulevard, offering spectacular ocean views along the way.

These photos were taken on a sunrise stroll along this walking path.
Ocean Path Road

These benches are a perfect place for contemplation. There are a total of 9 benches, each bearing a bronze dedication plaque.
Ocean Bench
Ocean Bench
Bronze Plaque
Bronze Plaque
Bench Plaque
Bench Plaque

There are twelve historic fish houses the early fishermen used for storage, now leased summer rentals.
Fish HousesFish Houses

 

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Comment balloon 26 commentsJohn McCarthy • May 16 2011 08:55PM

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Beautiful photos, John.  I know the area well...a favorite route for our Harley rides.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 9 years ago

Good evening, John! What a beautiful area to live close by. We're landlocked, so we don't have spectacular sunsets. Great localism post!

Posted by Yolanda Hoversten, Broker - O Fallon, IL Real Estate (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties) about 9 years ago

Sharon - Ocean Boulevard is a great place to ride. The ocean views make me want to stop right in the middle of a line of traffic. The Isles of Shoals Steamship Line has a two hour Friday night harbor cruise coming up quickly.

Yolanda - We are fortunate to have so many great attractions to this area. When things slow down for me a bit, I would like to elaborate on the Little Boar's Head history and some of the major players who lived here.

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John, there is something so special about the ocean. I could sit and stare forever. The photos brought back memories over the years, I think I could hear the waves, smell the salt...I have a cousin in York, ME. It has been too long since I have been there.

What a great place to live! Thanks for the photos and the tour, I enjoyed them so much.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) about 9 years ago

Andrea - I know what you mean. It is so easy to be engaged by the constant motion of the waves. Maybe its time for a drive up to York. :) Thanks for coming by1

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

Beautiful photos, John. I love walking along beaches and just enjoying the sound of the waves and the birds wheeling overhead. It's so tranquil and soothes so many problems.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) about 9 years ago

Toni - Its amazing  how the ocean can have so many moods. Sometimes calm as glass, sometimes furious. We are fortunate to live so close.

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

I'd love to take a morning walk on that path. Life is good!

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

 Blooming for you!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 9 years ago

John - I love the photos - there are some great photo blogging stories here.  I especially like the first one - also the ones with the benches.  Great presentation.

 

Posted by Barbara Hensley, Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas (RE/MAX Properties) about 9 years ago

Roy - You would just love it! I plan to expand the discussion about Little Boar's Head in North Hampton, but it is way more info than I can stuff into one blog.

Hi Barbara - How nice to have you visit! Thank you! I am fortunate to live where I do. There is so much to write about. The only limit is me. I have been more than busy for most of May and feel like I have abandoned my friends here. A really big project is now behind me so I think I can spend more time here.

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John, what a beautiful place. Walking along the path by the ocean must be an amazing experience. I would be walking there every day if I lived closer. Great photos.

Posted by Elizabeth Byrne, Arlington Virginia Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi Elizabeth - Thank you! When I first moved here 16 years ago, I thought, "I'll go to the beach every day." Funny how you start taking things for granted. Although we do go often, it is far less often than I expected. We live 4 miles away, but can smell the ocean with an easterly wind. No limit to subjects to write about!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John ~ Awesome photos and place to walk everyday.  I love the beach and that is the only thing I miss about Fl.  I liked reading the little plaque's, they are special.  Very nice presentation for your neck of the woods. 

Posted by June Tassillo, Let me help you with the next phase of your life! (Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty) about 9 years ago

Hi June - Thanks for dropping by! Sounds like you are not near the coast in Franklin :(  I have walked right past those benches many times, but this time, I stopped to read the moving inscriptions. Hope you have a terrific day!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John, I hope you entered the PhotoBloggerContest, because these photos are just beautiful!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 9 years ago

Hi Joan - I'm sorry, I did not enter these in the contest. I heard about it, but guess I'm kind of late to the party now. Thank you for the compliment! It's not the photos as much as the subjects. I am blessed with so much to photograph and blog about. This is a perfect example of exactly the kind of post I like to write. Thanks so much for coming by!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John,

This post is touching and moving. I will never forget it. I consider Maine/NH my real home, because that is where my heart is.

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 9 years ago

Hi Patricia - How nice to have you visit! I would love to have you share your connection to Maine & NH sometime. I grew up in MA, but haved lived in a lot of places, from NM to NJ. There is no place that appeals to me like the Seacoast. Have a wonderful day!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John,

What a lovely path to walk on.  I love all those benches complete with their loving sentiments.  I could almost feel like I was there.  Thanks for sharing this with us.

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 9 years ago

Ron & Alexandra - Thanks for dropping by! This path starts out gravel at North Hampton Beach and becomes paved after the fish houses. Eventually it becomes gravel again. It is quite popular with joggers and dog walkers and the benches offer some quiet places to rest and observe the ocean. I'll save you a seat ;)

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

Hi John, great pictures! I can easily see why you love living where you do! This place looks like one I would visit often to walk..or just relax and take in the sights and scents around. Very cool about those old fish houses..I wonder how they look when people are staying in them during the summer.

Posted by Cindy Westfall, ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate (Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon) about 9 years ago

Cindy - The fish houses are opened up and become great summer getaways. There was a huge winter storm in 1978 that washed away a number of bath houses at the South end of Little Boar's Head. That same storm is responsible for washing fish house #6 into the road. I did not include a photo of the road side, but they are just feet from the edge of road. Fortunately, they are braced inside and were designed to float like a boat. After the water subsided, with a little effort, this cabin was persuaded back to its original location.

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

John,

I lived and worked at Wyonegonic Camps in Denmark, Maine from 1987 - 1992. My kids went to summer camp at both Wyonegonic and Winona in Bridgeton, Maine. They went to camp for a period of 8 and 10 years respectively, and became Camp Counselors too. We visit as often as we can. Denmark was only 30 minutes away from N Conway, NH and I spent every weekend on my Sunday's off at the ocean, on the Maine coast, or down the Kangamangus Highways, in NH. I have friends in the Maine, NH, VT, MA area. One of my best friends lived in Barnstable, MA and the Cape, plus she had property on Marthas Vinyards. She now owns a B&B in MA. I love the NE area!

Patricia

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) about 9 years ago

Hi Patricia - Thanks for the history. Texas must sure seem like a long way from home sometimes! I hope you have a chance to visit my next post I started writing a few minutes ago where I am going back to early childhood days in Barnstable. New England is a special place indeed! Have a great weekend!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) about 9 years ago

Aloha-

I was looking up Fuller Garden's for my friend Patrica Bragg (pcbragg.com look at her spectacular rose garden in santa barbara) I spent many hours there as a child. I found your photos of NH and Boars Head.  I live in Hawaii now because I fell in love with the oceanside of NH. Roses do grow in Hawaii but nothing like like CA or NH. Really enjoyed your site. 

Posted by christi over 7 years ago

Hi Christi ~ Thank you so much for stopping by. Hawaii, I'm told :-), is quite different from the coast of NH. I'll bet there are many things you have missed about NH, but I'll bet you are happy with the trade. No one place is perfect, but I think Seacoast NH is close. Wish you a happy and healthy 2013!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Bean Group Portsmouth NH) over 7 years ago

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