Lunch at New Castle

Last Sunday it was a beautiful sunny day, and we decided to drive about 25 minutes to New Castle Common and take our lunch.

We found out quickly we weren’t the only ones who had the same idea. The Common was a busy place with a steady stream of cars going around the circular drive looking for a parking space.

The beach was starting to fill up with families wanting to enjoy the sand and water. Children were swinging and climbing on the playground. Families were setting up for lunches and reunions in the covered pavilions. One family had found a quiet spot to have their religious service before they ate their lunch.

New Castle draws people – grounds that are meticulously maintained, great views, beach access, playground, picnic tables, bath house – what’s not to like. And, we paid a $2 entrance fee!

We got lucky and found a picnic table available down near the water’s edge. We ate our lunch and read while enjoying the views of the lighthouses and passing sailboats.

We went home refreshed because sometimes a simple picnic in a wonderful place can make a day special.

Welcoming sign to the Great Island Common


Artist frame to have your pictured taken in

Nice playground for small and big kids

Great Common beach

Whaleback lighthouse

Portsmouth Harbor Light House



About Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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2 Responses to Lunch at New Castle

  1. Joyce says:

    You live in such a beautiful part of the country!


  2. Grandma Kc says:

    Such wonderful pictures! So different from this side of the United States. What a wonderful place to go visit and all for $2? It cost me $17 to park at the beach a few months ago, it is one of the reasons we don’t go more often.


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