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You enter this upscale gated community by proceeding through South Down Shores on Outerbridge Drive. Long Bay is made up of high quality, unique, single family homes with a total area of approximately 100 acres of land. This development is newer than South Down and still has lots available to build your dream home on if you so desire. Architecture varies dramatically in Long Bay with the homes projecting the builder’s or homeowner’s individuality and taste. It is a great place to tour.

You’ll find stunning water views from many of the homes over the 1,500 feet of shorefront of Paugus Bay. Paugus Bay is part of Lake Winnipesaukee. The main part of the Big Lake is accessed through the Weir’s Channel just a short boat ride away.

You’ll find sandy beaches, tennis courts, boat docking, walking trails, a club house, and a beautiful pool overlooking the bay. It is kind of like an island get-a-way right here in the heart of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.


Regardless of whether you are looking for a primary home, second home, retirement home, or just a place to call your ultimate vacation retreat here in the Lakes, Long Bay could be the place for you!

Again, Long Bay is accessed through South Down Shores which is located on Parade Rd (Rt 106), in Laconia. As it is gated, you won’t be able to get in without an agent. One of our three offices is located just outside the front gate. I’d be happy to meet you and give you a tour of this prestigious community and view some of the choice properties that are available. Give me a call at 603-455-0335 or email me at to learn more about the homes in Long Bay.


From Boston on Route 93 North to Exit 20
Take a left onto Route 3 East toward Laconia and travel approximately seven miles to the major intersection of Route 106 in downtown Laconia. The Landmark Inn will be on your left. Take a left at the lights and go straight through downtown Laconia, you are on Main Street (Rt 106) and continue about 2.5 miles. You’ll come to a full set of lights at the intersection of Elm Street on your right and Meredith Center Road on your left. Continue straight on Route 106 (Parade Road). The entrance to South Down Shores is about 200 yards on the right.

From Boston on Route 95 North to Portsmouth
Bear left for Spaulding Turnpike – follow turnpike through both toll plazas until you see the sign for “Route 11 – Lake Winnipesaukee” – Take a right onto ramp and a right onto Route 11. Follow Route 11 to the tip of Alton Bay. Stop at Shibley’s for some ice cream. Continue on Rt 11 along the west side of the lake. You’ll come into Gilford; stay straight on Rt 11 and you’ll pass Lowe’s on the left and a Mobil Station just beyond on the right. Go straight through these as well toward Laconia. You’ll see Irwin Marine and Lakeport Landing on the right side. Take a right onto Elm St. Follow Elm Street to the next full set of traffic lights. Take a right onto Parade Road (Route 106). The entrance to South Down Shores is about 200 yards on the right.

From Meredith
Take Route 3 South toward Weirs Beach. Approximately one mile out of town take the first right at the rotary onto Parade Road (Route 106). Drive approximately five miles on Parade Road (Route 106) – South Down Shores is on the left.

From Weirs Beach
Take Route 3 North to the light at the Tamarack Drive-In Restaurant (great place for Lobsta’ Rolls) and take a left onto Roller Coaster Road and follow to the end (approximately 1 1/2 miles—there is no Roller Coaster on this Road, so no, you didn’t miss it). Take a left onto Parade Road (Route 106). South Down Shores is on the left about three miles down the road.

South Down Shores and Long Bay are gated communities; you can’t get in without an access code or an agent to show you around. So call me at 603-455-0335 or email at to take a peek.