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Welcome to Star Island
Cast your gaze over the pristine seas of the New Hampshire coast and on a clear day, catch the glimmer of buildings dotting the islands a few miles off shore.
These are the Isles of Shoals, and this is the rugged and rustic Star Island, owned and operated since 1915 by the nonprofit Star Island Corporation to provide religious, educational, personal, and family retreat experiences for those attending weekly programs or visiting the Island.
Hop on a boat from Rye Harbor or Portsmouth, NH for a day trip and you’ll soon find yourself in Gosport Harbor, where the Isles of Shoals offer a glimpse of life as it was in the 19th century. Here you can leave 21st century technology and demands behind as time stands still.
Caught the island spirit? Consider a week-long summer conference. Mid-June through mid-September, there’s something for everyone—from arts and natural history to world affairs, science and spirituality.
Short on time? Try a weekend or mid-week conference in early September when the weather is beautiful, or a personal or family retreat at any point throughout the season when there is space available.
Star Island becomes a lifelong tradition for many folks who come back, year after year, to experience the island magic with their families, generation to generation. Once you’ve come, you’ll remember Star for a lifetime. The cry of the gulls, the pristine beauty, the history, will stay with you long after you return home.