New Castle Beach

43.065430, -70.714433
301 Wentworth Road
New Castle, New Hampshire 03854
(603) 436-1992
(603) 431-6710 ext. 10 (Pavillion rentals)
Rockingham County

New Castle Beach, located within the Great Island Common, is a small beach located along Route 1B in New Castle, New Hampshire 10 minutes south of Portsmouth. A smaller sandy beach with rock scattered throughout, New Castle Beach has exceptional views of a U.S. Coast Guard Station, 2 light houses, and the scenic Isles of Shoals. With 200 parking spaces, 35 picnic tables, 20 grills, and a playground, this carry in/carry out facility is perfect for family outings. A volleyball court and large grassy fields will keep everyone in the family entertained at this scenic getaway. The beach does have rocks near the entrance and some debris from the ocean but is relatively clean and with easy entry into the water. For frequently asked questions please see the link;

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Hours Of Operation

365 days a year, 9am – 9pm

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Parking is free; there is an admission cost per person.
Admission Fees:
0-5 yrs old free
6-65 yrs old $4.00
66+ yrs old $2.00
Handicapped $2.00
Non-resident Season Pass - Limit 50: (6-65) - $80. Sr. Citizen (66+) & Handicapped - $40.
For more information see use link below.

New Castle Beach Parking Information

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Life Guard Schedule

No lifeguard on duty.

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Not allowed

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Not available on-site, New Castle Beach is a carry in/carry out facility.

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Motels/hotels and rentals are within minute’s driving.

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Dogs are not allowed in the New Castle Beach/Great Island Common from May 15 through September 15.  All other times of the year dogs must be leashed.

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Picnic Area

Thirty five picnic tables are available on-site.

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There is a playground that requires adult supervision.

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Public Transportation


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Restrooms / Showers

Restrooms and a shower are available on-site; opens early May and closes the second week of October.

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Surfing/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding


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Walking Trails


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Water Quality

Water quality is monitored during the swim season and, if necessary information is posted. For more information please call (603) 271-0698 or email:
New Castle Beach Water Quality Report

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