There are few spots we can retreat to that make us feel like we are off the map. According to, the beach on Great Island Common in New Castle is truly a hidden gem. This small island community is tucked away just south of Portsmouth and its views over the Portsmouth Harbor cannot be beat.

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There are picnic tables and plenty of grass to fly kites making it  a perfect place to spend a Summer afternoon with the kids or friends.

And check out this charming art installation that changes views depending on the angle you are looking at it!

You may think you have visited every beach from Seabrook to Portsmouth. However, if you haven't visited Great Island Common it certainly deserves a day of your attention.