Luxury Waterfront Resorts & Lodging In New Hampshire

Why stay in New Hampshire for your next vacation or getaway? Staying on a lake or beach in New Hampshire offers a special experience that is hard to replicate elsewhere. The beauty of the state's numerous lakes and beaches provides a perfect place for a relaxing getaway. The clear waters of lakes like Winnipesaukee and Sunapee offer swimming, boating, and water sports opportunities, making it an ideal destination for outdoor lovers. Beachfront accommodations allow you to wake up to the sound of waves and sunrises, creating a calm atmosphere. Additionally, New Hampshire's lakeside and beach communities offer a warm, welcoming atmosphere, with shops, delicious cuisine, and a sense of community that will make your stay all the more memorable. Whether you're seeking adventure with your family or seeking relaxation, a lake or beachfront stay in New Hampshire promises an unforgettable experience.

Top Outdoor Activities To Do in New Hampshire

New Hampshire offers countless options when it comes to outdoor activities in all seasons. Some activities offered at the lodging below include:

  • Kayak or paddle boarding
  • Enjoying a boat day on the lake
  • Gather your family for a round of golf
  • Hike some of New Hampshire’s gorgeous trails
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Take a dip in a heated pool
  • Go fishing off a dock
  • Hike to the swimming hole in the White Mountains
  • Watch a romantic sunset
  • Hike up a skiing trail
  • Visit a famous waterfall
  • Enjoy a cozy night by the fire pit, looking at the stars in the clear sky
View from the Lake 500x250 - Center Harbor Inn - Center Harbor, NH
Center Harbor Inn

294 Whittier Highway Center Harbor, NH, 03226 Phone: 603-253-4347 Toll-Free: 877-567-2117

Lakeside inn with private beach offers water activities, breathtaking views, nearby attractions

Experience the excitement of a lakeside adventure in an inn with boutique amenities when you stay at the Center Harbor Inn. Located along nearly 200 feet of private sandy beach on Lake Winnipesaukee’s northwest shores, the inn’s luxurious lodgings feature lake and mountain views from private decks and balconies, and design details like floor-to-ceiling hickory headboards. There’s a four-season outdoor hot tub with harbor views, a large toasty sauna and a fitness center, kayaks and paddle boards to rent as well as 16 dock slips and eight moorings for your private vessel. It’s a short walk to the shops and restaurants of a relaxed lake town, and nearby attractions include everything from hiking (and skiing) trails to golf, scenic railroads and Santa’s Village.

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Lakes Region Tourism Association

61 Laconia Road Tilton, NH, 03276 Phone: 603-286-8008 Toll-Free: 800-605-2537

Waterfront lodging in the Lakes Region? Of course, and plenty of it, too, from cabins to resorts

This is not rocket science: Waterfront lodging in the Lakes Region is everywhere! Stay in a charming inn and relax on a sun deck at water’s edge or in a hot tub overlooking the lake. Book a cottage with a screened porch practically on the lake, or rent a boat and cast off from your cottage’s private dock. Stay in an apartment with a full-service marina and sandy beach or a fully equipped condo with lake views. Book a suite in a resort with a sandy beach or a private lake for pedal-boating and fishing. Grab a drink at a beach bar or on-site restaurant with spectacular water views. Watch the stars come out at night over the water from your private balcony.
Winter Entrance View New - RiverWalk Resort at Loon - Lincoln, NH - Photo Credit Shanna Hale
RiverWalk Resort at Loon

22 South Mountain Drive Lincoln, NH, 03251 Phone: 603-745-7500

Rivers, water falls, swimming holes and pools: The water is wonderful at this resort

The Loon Mountain area shines in the winter, but it’s pretty sweet in the summer, too — as you’ll discover when you book one of the spacious suites at the RiverWalk Resort at Loon Mountain. And warm weather means needing to take the occasional refreshing dip in the region’s cool, clean water. Luckily, the area boasts plenty of swimming holes and other water attractions, including waterfalls. Check out the natural water slides at Franconia Falls, for instance. Or enjoy the swimming holes along the 65-mile Pemigewasset River, perfect for kayaking and canoeing. Of course, back at your grand resort, you can swim in the pools (and relax in the hot tubs) all year round, relaxing by poolside fire pits in the evening to watch the stars come out.
Family Paddling Purity Spring Resort Madison New Hampshire
Purity Spring Resort

1251 Eaton Road (Route 153) East Madison, NH, 03849 Phone: 603-367-8896 Toll-Free: 800-373-3754

For more than a century, this lakeside resort has provided fun and relaxation by the water

It won’t take you long to see why Purity Spring Resort has provided fun vacations for over 110 years. For starters, it’s about location, location, location. Perched between New Hampshire's White Mountains and Lakes Region, the lakeside resort is a haven for swimming, kayaking, fishing, paddle boarding and other water activities. And in the winter, there’s great skiing, snowboarding, skating and tubing at King Pine Ski Area. Book a cottage with beach access or a deck overlooking the lake or a condo with a screened porch. The resort has an indoor pool and hot tub, tennis and pickle ball courts and playgrounds, and is close to a nature center with hiking trails. Dine at Traditions Restaurant, at a resort cookout or, in winter, at the Pine Cone Cafe.
Relaxing on the Dock - Huttopia White Mountains - Albany, NH - Photo Credit Corey McMullen for Huttopia
Huttopia - White Mountains

57 Pine Knoll Road Albany, NH, 03818 Phone: 603-447-3131 Toll-Free: 844-488-8674

Swimming, fishing, canoeing and more are part of the adventures at this ready-to-camp site

Wake up in your comfortable bed in your spacious tent or cabin and head down to the lake: That’s how you’ll start your days at Huttopia White Mountains, where 102 ready-to-camp accommodations dot 50 acres of woodlands with direct access to a private beach on Iona Lake. Watch the kids swim, go fishing for bass or perch, or rent a canoe or paddleboard at the base camp (or bring your own!). That’s also where you’ll find the heated saltwater pool, bistro serving fresh meals, and a recreation tent with kids’ activities, foosball, ping pong, a TV and board games. Join in yoga-on-the-beach sessions, hike to a swimming hole in the White Mountains National Forest or take a short drive to go tubing on the Saco River.
Lakeside Beach Chairs - Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee - Laconia, NH
Margate Resort on Winnipesaukee

76 Lake Streeet Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-524-5210 Toll-Free: 800-627-4283

Stay at this lakeside resort and walk out of your room right to the beach

You are literally just steps from the water when you stay at scenic Margate on Winnipesaukee. Book accommodations with a lake view or with quick access to the resort’s private, 400-foot sandy beach. Rooms have mini fridges and luxurious bedding. You can rent a kayak or stand-up paddle board or just plunk your chair down and relax in the sun. Dining is casual at the Gazebo Beach Bar, and the resort also has indoor and outdoor pools, an arcade game room, a whirlpool and sauna, and well-equipped fitness room. Check the calendar for fireworks and bonfire schedules. Area activities include boat cruises, a scenic railroad, spectacular hiking and biking, skiing and other winter sports, antiquing, golf and tax-free shopping.
Waterfront Side View - Naswa Resort - Laconia, NH
Naswa Resort

1086 Weirs Boulevard Laconia, NH, 03246 Phone: 603-366-4341 Toll-Free: 888-556-2792

Resort’s location right on the lake has drawn happy visitors for decades

What’s the point of going on a lake vacation if you’re not right on the water? That’s not a problem at the NASWA Resort, where guests have been enjoying, for decades, its location right on lovely Lake Winnipesaukee. That means days spent watching the kids frolic in the lake while you sip a beverage from the NazBar. Or launching a resort kayak or paddle board, or bringing your own boat right up to the resort’s dock. Many rooms, suites and cottages have lake views from private balconies or porches. You can also enjoy those views from your table at the Blue Bistro, where you’ll find everything from fresh seafood to fine steaks. Area attractions include trails, arts venues, golf, shopping, arcades – and Storyland!