The Seacoast Sights

Odiorne Point State Park

  • 570 Ocean Blvd. Map It
  • Rye
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

These 330 acres of protected land are where David Thompson established the first permanent European settlement in what is now New Hampshire. Several nature trails with informative panels describe the park's military history, and you can enjoy vistas of the nearby Isles of Shoals. The rocky shore's tidal pools shelter crabs, periwinkles, and sea anemones. Throughout the year, the Seacoast Science Center hosts exhibits on the area's natural history. The tidal-pool touch tank and 1,000-gallon Gulf of Maine deepwater aquarium are popular with kids. There are also guided nature walks.

Sight Information


570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, New Hampshire, 03870, United States

Map It



Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Science center Mar.–Oct., daily 10–5; Nov.–Feb., Sat.–Mon. 10–5

Published 07/22/2015


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.