Hampton Beach, New Hampshire is a popular tourist destination. It has a seafood festival and a sand sculpture festival. The seafood festival happens the weekend after Labor Day. The sand sculpture festival takes place four days in Mid-June. They also host a fireworks display every weekend in the summer and have numerous concerts as well. The beach is a year-round destination.
Hampton Beach State Park provides RV hookups for campers. Mid-June is an excellent time to come. Not only is the sand sculpture festival in full swing but also the Catamaran Regatta begins. On Saturday and Sunday, racers grace the waves with their skills and beautiful boats.
The town has cottages, hotels, motels, inns, condos all within in walking distance from the main beach or right on the beach to rent. Rates are diverse, and everyone has a chance to find a restful place to sleep.
Camping, golf, and water activities along with a lively night live round out the attractions of Hampton Beach which has a casino with poker tables, roulette, blackjack, and craps. Tourists who crave entertainment will find it at LaBec Rouge, Boardwalk Inn and Café, Hampton Beach Seashell and Stacey Jane’s. However, Stacey Jane’s advertises that it has karaoke seven nights a week. The place also has dancing on the upper floor, and Irish cuisine. Stacey Jane is a happening place.
Shal-Al Campground, Tidewater Campground and Wakeda Campground offer camping sites. Shal-Al offers grassy campsites with full hookups. This campground is family-owned for thirty years. Tidewater and Wakeda have campsites in the wood. Tidewater has a new swimming pool. Wakeda has all the comforts of home.
Jet skiing, deep sea fishing, para-sailing, whale watching and waterslides include all the beach activities to fit any visitor needs. These are not far from Hampton Beach itself.
Hampton Beach only has mini-golf courses. To get to the bigger golf courses, a visitor would have to travel a few miles away to Portsmouth or Greenland.
Like any town, Hampton Beach has shops and services. Shirt Mania has funny and custom t-shirts. The new bath houses are near it. Sanborn Candies caters to those with a sweet tooth with hand-made chocolates, salt water taffy and many other candies. These make a great souvenir for others. Sweet Hannah’s shares the same amenities as Sanborn Candies adding beach toys, supplies, and home- made fudge to their shelves. Fox Run Mall and Kittery Outlet Stores are malls with many stores to satisfy every traveler. However, these malls are fifteen miles away at Newington.