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Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach of New Hampshire's Seacoast!

A frugal, family-friendly, and fun destination

Discover an affordable, family-friendly, and endlessly entertaining destination nestled along the rocky coastline of New England. Hampton Beach, NH boasts a walkable 1.35-mile stretch of pristine sandy beach, complemented by a vibrant boardwalk and consistently high water quality - perfect for families seeking fun and relaxation by the sea.

Hampton Beach has been a popular vacation spot since the 1800's with its ever-evolving charm, while preserving its welcoming atmosphere for families.

Named as one of the top 10 values for resorts in America, Hampton Beach was also listed by NBC among "America's Most Awesome Boardwalks," as well as a "Favorite Boardwalk" by Coastal Magazine.

Hampton Beach Country Music Fest Evening Crowd View - Hampton Beach, NH

Great Things to Do Around Every Corner

Immerse yourself in endless possibilities at Hampton Beach!

  • Fly a kite with your kids, engage in beach-side games like Frisbee or volleyball, enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply take a stroll along the shoreline.
  • For those seeking thrills, venture to The Wall to hang ten or just watch surfers ride the waves. Kids will delight in boogie-boarding and exploring tide pools near the jetty.
  • If you're more in the mood to explore and try various things along the way, why not play a round of mini-golf, or visit the arcades for skee-ball, pinball or video games. Don't forget to grab some tasty treats too.
  • Dive into a world of entertainment at the historic Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, hosting legendary performances from Duke Ellington, Led Zeppelin and Janis Joplin to The Who and U2, catering to modern-day music lovers of all genres.
  • Embark on maritime adventures with sunset cruises, whale watching, kayaking, or parasailing from the Marina. Bring your binoculars for clear days when you can catch breathtaking views of the Whaleback Lighthouse and the Isles of Shoals.

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Beach Fun for Frugal Families

Hampton Beach welcomes budget-conscious families with open arms, offering free nightly entertainment at the Seashell Stage, Monday Night Movies, weekly Wednesday night fireworks, and early morning Yoga on the Beach. Country Music Night every Thursday even offers complimentary line dance lessons.

Beyond weekly events, Hampton Beach hosts FREE annual attractions like the Sand Sculpting Classic, Country Music Week, and Children's Week, ensuring there's always something exciting to experience without breaking the bank.

Try your luck at a casino, grab a treat on the Boardwalk or explore a fiesta of fun shops to browse tax-free.

Mom & Son Yoga on the Beach in Hampton Beach, NH

Outdoor Exploration & Recreation

Exciting adventures await the outdoor enthusiast. Embrace the beach lifestyle with family-friendly activities like beach-side yoga after sunrise, deep-sea fishing, surfing at "The Wall", or parasailing. Rent paddle-board or kayak to explore the surrounding marshes, take in the views around the beach by bike or enjoy a leisurely surrey ride along the coast with the whole family.

Let the little ones unleash their energy at the expansive Playground, offering endless opportunities for fun and exploration. For camping enthusiasts, Hampton Beach State Park provides full hookups.

Surfing Waves at Hampton Beach, NH

Annual Events in Hampton Beach

  • Mark your calendar for signature events like the Sand Sculpting Classic in June or Country Music Week in July.
  • Kids rule the day during Children's Week in August. The event offers daily entertainment throughout the week and a finale that features a costume parade where every participating child earns a prize.
  • September brings the annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, which closes Ocean Boulevard to traffic and transforms it into a celebration of the sea's bounty. Close out the summer on the beach with a thrilling Fire Show which dazzles audiences of all ages with flame-wielding feats.
  • See the full events calendar here.

Sand Scuplting Classic - Hampton Beach, NH

Accommodations and Dining

Find your perfect retreat with a variety of accommodations, from oceanfront hotels to cozy cottages and everything in between. Indulge in a diverse but casual culinary scene offering everything from gourmet burgers with fries to authentic Mexican and a taste of New Orleans, as well as a variety of tantalizing seafood delights. Tasty treats like ice cream, salt water taffy, fresh fudge and fried dough can also be found on the boardwalk.

Experience the Magic of Hampton Beach - Create unforgettable memories at the heartbeat of the New Hampshire seacoast. Join us and discover the endless wonders awaiting you by the sea!

Share Your Experience! Have you recently visited Hampton Beach? Share your adventures with us and let's continue spreading the joy of this coastal gem!

This advertisement is sponsored in part by a Joint Promotional Program Grant through the New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development.

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