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Hampton Beach
Vacation Travel Guide

Enjoy freshly caught seafood, clean beaches and gorgeous views of the Atlantic at this oceanfront village that epitomizes small-town charm.

Hugging the southeastern corner of New Hampshire, Hampton Beach is renowned as one of the cleanest beaches in the U.S. Most of the area’s attractions revolve around the Atlantic Ocean.

Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon lounging at Hampton Beach State Park, which offers miles of shorefront access. Many visitors opt to take advantage of the park’s RV and campsites, which feature unbeatable waterfront locations.

Head to the open ocean and charter a deep-sea fishing boat for the day. Continue your aquatic adventure and take a tour to see whales, sharks and dolphins. Children can get close to marine life at Blue Ocean Discovery Center, an oceanographic conservation program that offers interactive education like touch tanks and field trips.

The village of Hampton Beach offers quintessential New England character, with small souvenir shops and cafés. Lodging options range from luxury accommodation to budget motels. Enjoy freshly caught seafood at one of the town’s many eateries and accompany it with a craft brew while enjoying the view at an oceanfront pub. Make the most of Hampton Beach’s nightlife at the Casino Ballroom. Hosting musical acts that range from the biggest names to newcomers, this historical building provides a unique background to see your favorite artists.

Hampton Beach abounds with outdoor activities during the summer months. The Master Sand Sculpture Event is a perfect way to start the season, with towering sculptures cropping up on the beach during June. An added bonus: the area is illuminated at night to create a special viewing experience. Enjoy the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, another popular annual event. Hosted in early September, the festivities include a craft fair, live entertainment and local seafood served by the region’s top restaurants.

Hampton Beach is 40 miles (60 kilometers) from Manchester, which has a regional airport. Alternatively, visitors can fly in and out of Portland International Jetport, which is located 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of the village. Hampton Beach is easily accessible via Interstate 95.

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Top Hotels Close to Hampton Beach

Ashworth by the Sea
Ashworth by the Sea
3 out of 5
295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $113 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Located in Hampton Beach, this beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State Park is 1 mi (1.5 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (949 reviews)

"The overall experience was very good. Staff was friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 1, 2021

Ashworth by the Sea
Hampton House Hotel
Hampton House Hotel
2 out of 5
333 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
The price is CA $126 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Offering direct access to the beach, this Hampton hotel is on the boardwalk and within a 10-minute walk of Hampton Beach and Casino Ballroom. Hampton Beach State ...

4.2/5Very Good! (563 reviews)

"Great view of the ocean, decent rooms. Worth the full ocean view rate"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2021

Hampton House Hotel
Moulton Hotel
Moulton Hotel
2 out of 5
245 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
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Nestled on the beach, this Hampton Beach hotel is just steps from Casino Cascade Water Slide and Hampton Beach. Casino Ballroom and Hampton Beach State Park ...

2.8/5 (204 reviews)
Best Buy On The Beach

"Couldn’t get any closer to the beach. Right on the boardwalk. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. They even let us check in early. The best bang for your buck in Hampton Beach. If you are looking for a family-owned hole-in-the-wall this is your place. It is a little dated, but my children and I found ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 21, 2020

Moulton Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Hampton Beach

Ashworth by the Sea
Ashworth by the Sea
3 out of 5
295 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
The price is CA $113 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10
Ashworth by the Sea
Hampton House Hotel
Hampton House Hotel
2 out of 5
333 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH
The price is CA $126 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Hampton House Hotel
Moulton Hotel
Moulton Hotel
2 out of 5
245 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
Moulton Hotel
The Pelham Resort Motel
The Pelham Resort Motel
2.5 out of 5
121 Ocean Blvd., Hampton Beach, Hampton, NH
The Pelham Resort Motel
See the Ocean from your porch, steps to the beach, and playground
See the Ocean from your porch, steps to the beach, and playground
Hampton, NH
See the Ocean from your porch, steps to the beach, and playground
The Hillcrest
The Hillcrest
2 out of 5
113 ocean blvd, Hampton, NH
The Hillcrest
Beachy Dog-friendly Condo With Partial AC and Wifi - Just Steps From the Beach!
Beachy Dog-friendly Condo With Partial AC and Wifi - Just Steps From the Beach!
Hampton, NH
Beachy Dog-friendly Condo With Partial AC and Wifi - Just Steps From the Beach!
Atlantic Sands
Atlantic Sands
2 out of 5
109 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH
Atlantic Sands
Cute, Dog-friendly Condo w/ Partial AC, Wifi, & Kitchenette - Walk to the Beach!
Cute, Dog-friendly Condo w/ Partial AC, Wifi, & Kitchenette - Walk to the Beach!
Hampton, NH
Cute, Dog-friendly Condo w/ Partial AC, Wifi, & Kitchenette - Walk to the Beach!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.