Little River Salt Marsh, North Hampton

Little River Salt Marsh, North Hampton

North Hampton, New Hampshire 03862

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About this Location

The Little River Saltmarsh covers about 156 acres of land and water and is home to many migratory birds and native plants. The salt marsh is fed by the Little River, which flows from a forested wetland to the Gulf of Maine. The tidal flow of the river was improved in 2000 by replacing two culverts under Ocean Boulevard and Appledore Road. This helped to restore the natural salinity and vegetation of the marsh and to reduce flooding in nearby homes. The salt marsh is now owned and managed by the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, a nonprofit organization that conserves wildlife habitats. The salt marsh is open to the public for birdwatching, hiking, and education.

The Little River Saltmarsh is northwest of the intersection of Sea Road and Ocean Boulevard (NH-1A).


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Last updated October 24, 2023