Hampton Beach, NH travel guide learn about activities, how to save on camping & hotels there

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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire Travel Guide

Hampton Beach in New Hampshire is a top summer vacation destination for families from all over New England.  Its miles of sandy beaches are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, surfing, picnicking, and fishing.  The Seashell complex houses an outdoor amphitheater and visitor center.  A bustling seaside community, Hampton Beach has restaurants, shops, and arcades.

Hampton Beach State Park has a bathhouse, pavilions, and plenty of parking.  Its beach is a favorite with families.  The receding tides leave behind tidal pools that are fun to explore.  Hermit crabs, sea urchins, and starfish can be found among the seaweed and the rocks. 


The Park has RV camping with full hookups.  The campgrounds will be open until Columbus Day and are reservations only.

If you’re interested in renting an RV, Green Vacation Deals recommends RVshare.

Other Area Travel Activities

Drive along Route 1A and you’ll find the smaller, less crowded beaches of North Beach, North Hampton State Beach, and Wallis Sands State Park.  

Hampton Harbor is an inlet formed by the Blackwater River and Hampton River plus other rivers, creeks, and sloughs that drain the salt marsh area west of Hampton Beach.  The Harbor is home to yachts and other pleasure craft as well as charter party boats and fishing boats.

Surf fishing is great along the sandy beaches and rocky coastlines.  Anglers come here to catch striped bass, bluefish, and winter flounder from the beach or the jetty in the inlet to Hampton Harbor.  

Green Vacation Deals can show your ways to save money on rods and reels.

There’s so much to do in Hampton Beach.  Go on a whale-watching cruise or a lobster cruise.

Visit the Oceanarium or the Motorsports MuseumGo deep-sea fishing.

Visit Squamscott Vineyard & Winery and Smuttynose Brewing.

Hotel Deals

You can visit Hampton Beach and do it while saving money.  Book one of the following hotels through Hotels.com and you can save up to 51% off the regular rates.

  • Hampton Harbor Motel       51% Discount
  • Emerald Isle Motel       50% Discount
  • Regal Inn       50% Discount
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Amesbury       50% Discount
  • Best Western Plus The Inn at Hampton       48% Discount
  • Best Western Hampshire Inn       44% Discount
  • The Victorian Bed & Breakfast       44% Discount
  • Inn by the Bandstand       43% Discount
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Exeter       41% Discount
  • Seabrook Inn       41% Discount
  • Hampton Falls Inn       38% Discount
  • The Hillcrest       38% Discount
  • Wentworth by the Sea       35% Discount
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Amesbury       29% Discount
  • Nautical Motel       28% Discount
  • Ashworth by the Sea       27% Discount
  • Atlantic Breeze Suites       25% Discount
  • Essex Inn & Suites, Ascend Hotel Collective       22% Discount
  • Hampton Village Inn       20% Discount 
  • Breakers by the Sea       19% Discount
  • White Gull Hotel       17% Discount
  • Atlantic Sands       15% Discount
  • Lamie’s Inn & The Old Salt Restaurant       12% Discount
  • Clark Currier Inn       8% Discount
  • Compass Rose Inn       6% Discount
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites       5% Discount

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Hampton Beach Travel Guide for where to stay and things to do