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

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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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Comments (26)

John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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

May 17, 2011 01:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Thanks for sharing your photographs.

 Blooming for you!

May 17, 2011 11:41 AM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

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.

 

May 17, 2011 01:17 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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.

May 17, 2011 02:05 PM
Elizabeth Byrne
Keller Williams Realty - Arlington, VA
Arlington Virginia Real Estate

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.

May 17, 2011 02:55 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

May 17, 2011 05:45 PM
June Tassillo
Owner/Broker RE/MAX Elite Realty - Franklin, NC
Let me help you with the next phase of your life!

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. 

May 18, 2011 03:56 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

May 18, 2011 04:12 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

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

May 18, 2011 11:38 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

May 18, 2011 04:54 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

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

May 19, 2011 03:26 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

May 19, 2011 03:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

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.

May 19, 2011 05:02 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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 ;)

May 19, 2011 07:12 AM
Cindy Westfall
Premiere Property Group,LLC Portland Metro & Suburbs Oregon - Tualatin, OR
ABR,GRI Your Tualatin & Portland Metro Real Estate

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.

May 19, 2011 02:45 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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.

May 19, 2011 03:00 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

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

May 20, 2011 09:38 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

May 20, 2011 09:58 AM
Anonymous
christi

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. 

Jan 19, 2013 03:59 AM
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John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

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!

Jan 19, 2013 05:00 AM