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Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton, NH 03842
+1 603-929-4386
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We were able to get cheap parking ($5 for all day). The beach is decently clean, less crowded. Fair... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Saint Clairsville, Ohio
via mobile
Very clean!

For a beach, on hot sunday, it was great. I didn't think that was crowded. But the water... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gizelle I
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Hampton, NH 03842
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were able to get cheap parking ($5 for all day). The beach is decently clean, less crowded. Fair warning, the water is freezing. When we were there they had a sandcastle building contest. I attached some photos.

Thank cp214408
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For a beach, on hot sunday, it was great. I didn't think that was crowded. But the water, freeezing! I was with my son and he have a good time there. There has a lot of traffic, and to take a spot on the public...More

Thank Gizelle I
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It would be perfect if the visitors had any respect for the natural world and didn't throw trash everywhere.

1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice clean beach and facilities. We come early and either park right near the beach for a short stay, but there is all day parking further back from the beach. Saw the sand sculptures this week--a yearly event,

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beach very close to hotels and roads so no need to walk to far. Soft sand and clean. Open till 1 am.

Thank JoeyNewYork
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hampton Beach has been a great destination for the 20 years I've lived in NH. Always clean, with modern bathhouses, Hampton features lots of nearby takeout on NH-1A. Best parking is at the official State Park entrance on the south end of Hampton. Fixed price...More

Thank mlg36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach was nice, but it was obvious from the parking everywhere and dirty motels that this beach gets really crowded, and not with the best crowds during peak season.

Thank ADS80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Over crowded on the weekend. Better to go during the week. The beach isn't anything special. Too many young kids playing music and not very classy people there. Will not go back again

Thank MissSaretta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is one of the cleanest in the United States. And, every year in early September, Ocean Blvd. is shut down for the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. The event draws thousands. My most-recent visit was on a late spring weekday in June with iffy...More

1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather was cold.but the beach has changed from years past. lots of parking,metered.The new bathhouses were amazing. New. Clean, clean, clean. They have really done a lot of improvements.

Thank ppsjk
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I want to make reservations
26 June 2017|
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Response from Robinisnumber1 | Reviewed this property |
If you have an R.V.,either place is good,but I would go slightly inland for tent camping. Salisbury is PACKED and right on top of one another. No privacy at either place. Reservations are made through Reserve America. No... More
How do I make reservations for the state park
26 June 2017|
Response from Jeff G | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that it isn't a camping or day use type of park where a reservation might be necessary. The beach itself is a state park.
Is this a good beach to collect Sea Shells?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Kristen H | Reviewed this property |
It's not like it used to be years ago. You can find a few if you go out early in am at low tide.