Seabrook, New Hampshire

Seabrook: Town in New Hampshire, United States


Seabrook is a town located in the county of Rockingham in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. Its population at the 2010 census was 8,693 and a population density of 906 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 8,844 inhabitants.

The town was created 256 years ago in 1768.

Seabrook is a small town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire along the state's short coastline. The town was first settled in 1668 and was officially incorporated in 1768. Seabrook was originally part of Hampton, NH but broke off to become its own municipality.

For most of its early history, Seabrook was an agricultural and fishing community. The area provided excellent access to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing the town to thrive in maritime industries like fishing, boat building and sail making. Mills were also established along the many rivers in Seabrook, supporting industries like lumber and gristmilling.

Key Attractions in Seabrook

Today, Seabrook is best known as the location of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant, the first nuclear power plant opened in New Hampshire. The plant was commissioned in 1990 and provides power for most of New Hampshire.

Outside of the power plant, key attractions include:

  • Seabrook Beach - A long stretch of sandy beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Popular for swimming, sunbathing and surfing.
  • U.S. Route 1 - The busy highway connects Seabrook to other coastal towns in NH and Massachusetts. Lined with many restaurants, shops and hotels.
  • The Seabrook Greyhound Park - A former greyhound racing venue that operated from the 1940s to 2009. Now hosts charity gaming.

Things to Do in Seabrook

Some popular activities for visitors in Seabrook include:

  • Beachgoing at Seabrook Beach. Swimming, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are all popular in the summer.
  • Shopping and dining along Route 1. Many seafood restaurants and beach shops.
  • Fishing at the harbor or along the miles of Atlantic shoreline. Both saltwater and freshwater fishing.
  • Salisbury Beach State Park - Large public beach and recreation area just north of Seabrook in Massachusetts.

So in summary, Seabrook is a small NH town with a long history rooted in maritime industries. The town's coastal location and power plant are its distinguishing features today. Visitors enjoy the beach, seafood restaurants and convenient location near other destinations.

Seabrook locator map
Location of Seabrook on New Hampshire map.

Quick Facts about Seabrook

Population : 8,844 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Hampshire (United States)
County : Rockingham County
Postal code : 03874
Phone Area Codes : 603
Area : 9.6 km2
Altitude : 52 feet / 16 meters
Establishment : June 06, 1768 (256 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 08:31:56 (13th July 2024)
Density : 921 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.71% (2010-2020)
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Seabrook is located at 42°53'41"N 70°52'16"W (42.8948100, -70.8711600).

Seabrook map


The population of Seabrook increased by 1.71% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 8,693 - census
2011 8,714 0.24% estimation process
2012 8,767 0.6% estimation process
2013 8,794 0.31% estimation process
2014 8,818 0.27% estimation process
2015 8,820 0.02% estimation process
2016 8,826 0.07% estimation process
2017 8,845 0.21% estimation process
2018 8,843 -0.02% estimation process
2019 8,842 -0.01% estimation process
2020 8,844 0.02% estimation process

Seabrook zip code is 03874. County name: Rockingham, County fips: 33015

People born in Seabrook (7)

People born in Seabrook, including First Governor of New Hampshire Meshech Weare, snowboarder Scotty Lago, U.S. botanist Alvah Augustus Eaton, .


  • Steve Pleau (American ice hockey coach) he was born in 11/02/1973
  • Jackson Nicoll (American child actor) he was born in 01/12/2003
  • Kate Leary (American ice hockey player) she was born in 10/08/1993
  • William Fowler (American politician, from 2018 member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from the 20th Rockingham district)

Schools in Seabrook

College & universities near Seabrook, NH

Code Name City ZIP
167376 Northern Essex Community College Haverhill (MA) 01830-2399

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Seabrook, NH

Code Name Address Type
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS
EXR Exeter station 60 Lincoln Street RAIL
PTS Portsmouth, New Hampshire 185 Grafton Drive BUS
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
DHM Durham–UNH station 3 Depot Road RAIL

Post offices near Seabrook

Post Office Name City ZIP
Seabrook Post Office Seabrook (NH) 03874

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Rockingham County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Rockingham County , NH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Derry Village 34,539 City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Derry 33,442 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Salem 30,641 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Londonderry 26,646 Town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Portsmouth 21,557 City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Hampton 15,950 Town in New Hampshire
Exeter 15,296 Town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Windham 14,865 City in New Hampshire
Raymond 10,573 Town in New Hampshire
Hampstead 8,612 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Plaistow 7,735 Town in New Hampshire
Stratham 7,579 Town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Atkinson 7,163 Town in New Hampshire, USA
Epping 7,070 Town in the U.
Stratham Station 6,949 City in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America
Sandown 6,551 Town in New Hampshire

Distance to Other Cities

Seabrook distances to largest New Hampshire cities