New Hampshire Beaches

Invigorating Atlantic Ocean surf. Wide swaths of sugar-soft sand. A boardwalk with family amusements galore. Nighttime entertainment by the shore. An RV park where the roll of the sea will lull you to sleep. Even a sea-glass-strewn island beach that may be the prettiest place you've ever picnicked. It's no wonder that New Hampshire beaches are some of the most popular in all of New England. With six public Seacoast beaches along scenic Route 1A, we offer options that few other coastal destinations can equal. Our five oceanside New Hampshire State Parks are affordable for visitors.

Hampton Beach is New Hampshire's most famous seaside locale. The waves are just right for boogie boarding, the boardwalk is lively day and night, and restaurants cater to seafood-craving summer crowds. Kids love nightly outdoor concerts, weekly fireworks, movies on the beach, arcades, and free annual events like the Master Sand Sculpting Competition. And parents love knowing that Hampton Beach made the Natural Resources Defense Council's list of only 35 "Superstar Beaches" nationwide, based on water quality.

We actually have three beaches on the NRDC list. Not bad for a state with 13 miles of mainland coastline, eh?