What to do in Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton Beach State Park is located on US 1A which runs along the coastline. Many visitors enjoy this park for swimming, picnicking and RV camping. The park is open from early May to mid-October with amenities varying in spring and fall.

This beautiful 50-acre park is located along the sandy shores of the North Atlantic Ocean. The pristine beach is a popular summertime attraction. Picnicking and surf fishing are popular as well.

Recreation
Hampton Beach State Park offers RV camping from early May to mid-October. Twenty-eight full hookup sites, first-aid station and comfort station are available. The fee for camping is $35. Day-use amenities include surf fishing, picnicking and saltwater swimming. The park is open for day-use on weekends from mid-May to mid-June. From mid-June to Labor Day the park is open on a daily basis. The entrance fee for day users is $5 Monday through Friday and $8 on Saturday and Sunday. Note: Parking meters are available along US 1A. The rate is $1.00 per hour and the meters only accept quarters.

Location
The park is located along the shores of the beautiful North Atlantic Ocean on US 1A.

Climate
Winter can be cold with average temperatures ranging around 19 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperatures humidity bring heavy, water-laden snow to all parts of the state. Spring begins in mid-March and lasts through May. This time of the year is referred to as mud season in the mountains. The sugar is flowing early in the season and wild flowers bloom toward the end of it. Summer is the busiest season of the year for the tourism industry. This is an excellent time to travel, mountain roads are open and most of the mud has dried. Average summer temperatures range around 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Fall brings the leaf lookers to see the spectacular colors of the deciduous trees. Expect to see bus loads of people enjoying the crisp fall New England weather.

Address
c/o NH Division of Parks & Recreation
P.O. Box 1856, 172 Pembroke Rd
Concord, NH 03302

Phone: 603-926-3784


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