Things to Do at "Happy" Hampton Beach!

Seaside Fun on New Hampshire's Seacoast

Where the vast Atlantic Ocean meets the state of New Hampshire lies the charming seaside resort of Hampton Beach. It’s here that the coastline opens up to expansive sandy beaches, luring sunbathers looking to catch some rays.

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Family Fun on the Boardwalk

With a focus on family-friendly fun, Hampton Beach, NH features a full season of free entertainment and activities for all ages. A fully enclosed 12,000 square foot Children’s Playground keeps the kiddos happy for hours when they aren't swimming in the water or building sandcastles. After a day in the sun, visitors will enjoy the sweeping boardwalk filled with gift shops, casinos, pubs and restaurants offering every kind of cuisine, including the freshest seafood, and plenty of tasty treats.

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State Park on the Beach

The Hampton Beach State Park offers easy parking, an on-site campground complete with full hookups, and a pavilion which can be rented for events. Hampton Beach, NH has positioned itself as a delightful destination for all ages and activity levels, all year long.

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Outdoor Exploration & Recreation

Splendid sunsets over the water await you while paddle-boarding through the marshes, and there’s ample opportunity to take part in deep-sea fishing and whale watching expeditions out of the Marina. If the everyday fun in the sun isn’t enough, Hampton Beach also offers exciting events and activities throughout the summer months that the whole family is sure to love, such as free nightly concerts, Monday night movies on the beach, weekly fireworks, Labor Day Weekend's spectacular Cirque du Hampton Beach, and so much more.

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Annual Events in Hampton Beach

You’ll be filled with wonder and amazement as you admire the artistry on display at the annual Sand Sculpting Classic in mid-June, which has drawn competitors to Hampton Beach, NH from around the world for over twenty years. Other events during the summer include Country Music Week, which showcases free line dancing lessons, giveaways, and a nationally-touring artist to headline the event. Children’s Week in August, features a bounty of free activities and entertainment for all ages. This Hampton Beach blockbuster culminates in a giant costume parade that ensures every child gets a prize. Also in late August, the annual Talent Show crowns regional talent and offers one of the highest payouts for a show of its kind.

Close out the summer season with the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, which shuts down Ocean Boulevard to traffic and transforms it into a celebration of the sea's bounty. September also features the annual Fire Show which dazzles audiences of all ages with flame-wielding feats.

A lifetime of memorable experiences await many more generations at Hampton Beach, NH, the heartbeat of the New Hampshire seacoast. Have you visited Hampton Beach recently? If so, tell us about the fun you had!

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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