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Top Ten Things To Do At Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach Visitor’s Guide – 237 Words – Still in use as of 2022

  1. Try the Seafood! – you won’t find any fresher or tastier in all of New England!  You can even catch it yourself!
  2. Catch some Waves! – there’s no better way to beat the heat, unless you try the largest waterslide on the beach!
  3. Enjoy the Free Entertainment! – Great acts on the Seashell Stage, awesome family friendly events, and those Spectacular Fireworks are free for you to enjoy!
  4. Eat In or Out! – With so many places to try, from takeout to fine dining, who wants to cook!
  5. Hunt for Treasure! – Shop with confidence – there’s no Sales Tax in New Hampshire!
  6. Go Golfing! – From indoor mini golf to championship golf clubs with indoor simulators, there’s a place for young and old to putter around rain or shine!
  7. Take your Time! – Whether you’re staying overnight after that awesome concert or taking a week off, we’ve got some great accommodations waiting for you!
  8. Sail for Adventure! – From fishing to whale watching, a day at sea leaves your worries behind!
  9. Cool off with a treat! – There must be a reason why New Englanders eat the most ice cream! Can you figure out why its so good?
  10. Have fun! And there’s no better place to have it in the summertime than at Hampton Beach!

Hampton Harbor

Hampton Beach Visitor’s Guide – 284 Words

Hampton Harbor is one of the oldest ports of call in New Hampshire.  Led by Rev. Stephen Bachiler, the original settlers established the town of Hampton in 1638 some two miles inland as you follow the harbor through the salt marshes and up the meandering Taylor River.

The harbor mouth has moved further north since that ancient date, because the fine sands of Hampton Beach have shifted over the centuries. But you can still see where it was, thanks to the rediscovery of Bound Rock in 1937. This milestone now lies at the bottom of a well, off Woodstock Street in Hampton as part of one of the smallest parks you will find anywhere! It still serves as a boundary marker between Hampton and Seabrook.

Dozens of calm winding rivers and creeks flow into Hampton Harbor. Kayak rentals provide an opportunity to explore this natural side of the New Hampshire seacoast. Egrets, herons, killdeer, Canadian geese, turkeys and many other species of birds and animals call the wilds of the salt marshes home. 

Some channels are ramrod straight. These are old canals cut by farmers to help drain the land and provide access to the salt marsh hay that was once vital for feeding livestock. The largest canal on the seacoast though is Nudd’s Canal. Dredged in 1823, this half-mile channel cut over two miles of travel time off the twists of the Taylor River to Hampton’s old town landing.

Hampton Harbor remains a busy port for visitors to launch their boats, or local fishermen bringing in their catch.  For those seeking an adventure on the high seas, charter fishing boats, whale watches, island cruises and much more are all available to enjoy.

Awesome Art at Hampton Beach

Hampton Beach Visitors Guide – 304 words

One half of one percent can go a long way with anything if it is applied just right.  Since 1979, New Hampshire has set aside this amount to enhance the beauty of public places and buildings through the addition of art.  And while it may seem like a small sum, it has been expertly applied throughout the recent Hampton Beach Redevelopment Project, which has brought new life and pride to the most scenic seashore in New England. 

Sculptures of sea life add an extra dimension to the new benches, and improved access points to the eternal beach.  Two giant granite fish hint at the deep-sea fishing offshore, while shells at the iconic stage are easily found on the beach.

These new arrivals join their forebear, the gray granite Lady who has watched over the beach since 1957.

Some artistic details are more easily overlooked, from the waves hidden in the architecture to colorful murals. Located within the breezeways of the new north and south bathhouses these tiles introduce visitors to the natural beauty of the seacoast region.

Behind the beach, huge fields of saltwater estuaries act as a nursery for fish and other creatures who hide within the sheltered channels until they are grown enough to make the journey back to the sea. 

A vast collection of birds, animals and plants also make these salt marshes their home, just yards away from where the fun begins at Hampton Beach.

Each detailed mural has a brief key at the bottom to help introduce you to selected plants, fish, birds and shellfish which call Hampton Beach their home.

To find out more and check out live sea creatures, Blue Ocean Society operates a small exhibit in the north side of the Sea Shell Stage Complex throughout the summer season, with special events for all to enjoy.

Paws to consider: The Seacoast Pet Crematory

September 2014 edition of the Greenland Grapevine – written to spec. – 788 words

After sixteen years of running a successful business in Hampton, Tanya and John Gioldasis decided it was time to start a new venture.  A new venture that would make a real difference to those who are in grief.  Thus the path was laid for what is unquestionably the most unique new business in the town of Greenland.  A service you may never have given much thought to, until you needed it.

At first glance, the Seacoast Pet Crematory is off the beaten track, tucked away at the end of Building 3 in the Autumn Pond Industrial Park, among more conventional business concerns.  But enter the front door, and it is obvious that this is a professional enterprise of the first order, not much different than visiting a veterinarian or doctor’s office.

“It was a service I wanted to provide.” Tanya Gioldasis explained, providing a quick tour of their tidy facility.  Less than a year into this new family owned venture, the Seacoast Pet Crematory has a friendly open door policy, despite the obviously grave aspects of their profession.

In a pristine work area, there is a newly installed cremator that runs on natural gas. This large double-chambered cremator has the capacity to handle a pet as large as a small pony in an environmentally friendly manner.  Only harmless vapors are released into the air, and the resulting ashes are carefully gathered up for their final disposition.  While they can easily do group cremations of pets, the Seacoast Pet Crematory wishes to provide a more personal touch to the final stop on a beloved pet’s journey through life.

To this end, a spacious, comfortable viewing room is provided for the grieving family to bear witness as their deceased pet is placed into the cremator with the care and dignity that is rightly deserved.  This peaceful place is like a living room, providing a proper setting for a solemn gathering.  

“We will pick up at any vet, free of charge.” Tanya said, noting that not all local veterinarians automatically use their services.  You should make a note to ask for their services by name, especially since they are presently offering Greenland residents 25% off their reasonable service fees.  This is a significant savings that is a generous gift to their new neighbors in town.

In fact, not only will they pick up a deceased pet at the veterinarian’s, or take a walk in, they will deliver the pet back to the vet, or make arrangements for a proper burial at the Rolling Meadows Pet Cemetery in Stratham.  With the exception of witnessed cremation, which is by appointment only, most services are completed within three business days.  Those who wish to have their pets cremated remains returned will receive them in a complimentary wooden urn with a certificate and a sympathy card.  They offer more elaborate urns for purchase to further personalize the final resting home for the departed pet.

As for costs, they are quite competitive with the larger pet crematoriums in the region, even when the good neighbor savings for Greenland residents is not factored in. 

Unlike those larger, impersonal places, the Seacoast Pet Crematory is on call 24-7, with a unique personal touch to help grieving pet owners work their way through their loss within a reasonable price range and provides them with a measure of efficiency, control, and caring that is often absent in other pet cremation services.  And as a locally owned and operated company, they do give back to the community, such as making donations to the NHSPCA in Stratham.

While Tanya readily admits this is not the line of work for everyone, it is one of those unique services that you realize you need when a beloved pet passes on.  As their motto goes, “To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.” And in that regard, the Seacoast Pet Crematorium is there to help close the final chapter on a pet’s life with the care and dignity they deserve.

The Seacoast Pet Crematory is located in Building 3 of the Autumn Pond Industrial Park at 45 Alden Avenue, Greenland, New Hampshire.  You may call them any time at 603-766-4774, or visit them online at 

A fitting farewell for four-footed family members

119 words – Condensed news brief of the Seacoast Pet Crematory Story – written in tandem, to spec:

It is hard when you lose a beloved pet.  Harder still when there are so few options available for providing a dignified closure for a four-footed family member.

The Seacoast Pet Crematory aims to remedy that.  Locally owned and operated by Tanya and John Gioldasis, this newly opened venture offers a wide range of unique personalized options to ensure the proper dignified cremation of your faithful family pet on the last leg of life’s long journey. As a family-operated business, they offer the personalized care, service, and expertise not associated with larger pet cremation services at competitive rates. 

The Seacoast Pet Crematory is located in Greenland, New Hampshire.  For more information, please call 603-766-4774, or go online to