: Route 95
: Wallis Sands house on the beach
: Breakfast Hill, Pease Golf, Portsmouth Country
: Petey's, Ray's Lobster
Rye Beach is located in the nation's shortest coastline with easy access (10mins drive) to Historic Portsmouth, New Castle, Strawberry Bank and more. Portsmouth, N.H., settled in 1623, claims to be the nation’s third-oldest city. Today it is a city of roughly 21,000 people, which sits near the mouth of the Piscataqua River, a short, wide river that divides New Hampshire and Maine. The geographic location, historic past and cultural strength of Portsmouth regularly lands it on various 'best places to live' lists. Prevention Magazine named Portsmouth one of the top 100 walking cities in the America for 2008. Also in 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations , calling the city 'one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country.' with a stimulating mix of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, art galleries, jazz clubs and distinctive artisans' boutiques.' In 2009, Forbes Traveler listed Portsmouth as one of America's Prettiest Towns.