Harbor and seacoast

The Wentworth Marina is nestled in the aptly named Little Harbor, in the heart of the New Hampshire seacoast. Protected from the Piscataqua River, which serves as the boundary between New Hampshire and Maine, Little Harbor is only minutes from open ocean sailing and eight miles from the Isles of Shoals, a group of small islands with a storied history. As you approach Little Harbor from the sea, the red roofline of the majestic Wentworth By The Sea Hotel, one of the country’s few remaining grand historic hotels, is visible above the masts of sailboats at the marina.

Historic Portsmouth

Less than three miles from the pristine setting of the Wentworth Marina is charming downtown Portsmouth, a working seaport and vibrant coastal city rich in history. Settled in 1623, Portsmouth is home to numerous historical homes as well as the notable Strawbery Banke, a living history museum on nearly 10 acres.

Highly walkable (and also navigable by boat along the Piscataqua River or the back tributaries), downtown Portsmouth boasts an abundant selection of independent shops, inspired restaurants and a variety of arts and entertainment options.

Across the street from Strawbery Banke on the Piscataqua River, are the picturesque gardens of Prescott Park, the site of a series of free outdoor summer concerts and theatre performances.

Beyond the marina

Easily accessible from the Wentworth Marina you will find myriad outdoor activities including beaches, golf and kayak rentals. Walk to the nearby Great Island Common, a scenic park with a delightful playground, a beach and walking path with views overlooking the Whaleback Lighthouse.

In addition to the on-site eateries, a wide variety of restaurants for every taste (including the finest palates) can be found in downtown Portsmouth, nearby Rye and across the bridge in Kittery, Maine, just a 15 minute drive. For the shoppers on your vessel, also in Kittery are the Kittery Outlet stores, with over 120 designer and brand name outlet stores featuring clothes, shoes and sporting equipment.

Please stop by the Marina Office for restaurant suggestions and other points of interest, or refer to our guest information guide (PDF) for additional information.

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