Plaice Cove Spot ID
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Reliability: fairly consistent
Best: Swell ENE | Wind W
Sea Temperature Today is: 19.1 °C
Plaice Cove in New Hampshire is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. The best wind direction is from the west. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the east northeast. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of rocks,.
For Hampton, 4 km from Plaice Cove.
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At Salisbury, 13 km from Plaice Cove.
At Western Maine Shelf Buoy, 24 miles from Plaice Cove.
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Overall Plaice Cove Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August
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Visitor Reviews of Plaice Cove
“Located just North of North Hampton Beach. It is quiet and used mostly used by residents and renters on the beach or walking from across Rt. 1A.
* Climb the rocks & explore the tidal pools.
* Magnificent views.
* Steps away from Cinnamon Rainbows surf shop where you can rent surfboards, paddleboards, etc.
* Bring your aqua socks, it is a very rocky beach, painful to walk into the surf in bare feet.
* Rough surf. The waves are not high but the low waves are powerful and will batter you into the jagged boulders, especially if your footing is compromised by the sharp gravel walking surface.
* Small children will have a hard time navigating this beach. Parents will need to lead them by the hand and attend to them closely to ensure their safety.”
Bob from UNITED STATES - 08 Aug 2013
Tide stations nearest to Plaice Cove:
- Closest tide stationHampton2 mi
- Second closest tide stationHampton Harbor4 mi
- Third closest tide stationRye4 mi
- Fourth closest tide stationSeabrook6 mi
- Fifth closest tide stationJaffrey Point, Portsmouth Harbor8 mi
Ski Resorts closest to Plaice Cove:
- Closest ski areaBradford Ski Area (United States)16 mi
- Second closest ski areaPowderhouse Hill (United States)20 mi
- Third closest ski areaMcIntyre Ski Area (United States)34 mi
- Fourth closest ski areaNashoba Valley (United States)40 mi
- Fifth closest ski areaGranite Gorge Ski Area (United States)48 mi
Town and city forecasts close to Plaice Cove:
- Closest city locationDover (United States)18 mi
- Second closest city locationHaverhill (United States)19 mi
- Third closest city locationGloucester (United States)24 mi
- Fourth closest city locationSalem (United States)24 mi
- Fifth closest city locationNorth Andover (United States)25 mi
- The closest passenger airport to Plaice Cove is Laurence G Hanscom Fld (Bedford) Airport (BED) in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away (directly).
- The second nearest airport to Plaice Cove is General Edward Lawrence Logan International (Boston) Airport (BOS), also in USA, 67 km (42 miles) away.
- Third is Portland International Jetport Airport (PWM) in USA, 87 km (54 miles) away.
- North Central State (Smithfield) Airport (SFZ) in USA is 128 km (80 miles) away.
- Otis Angb (Falmouth) Airport (FMH), also in USA is the fifth nearest airport to Plaice Cove and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
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