About's Guide for New England for Visitors has all you need to plan a visit to this "classic family beach", which offers much to do beyond the sandy shores.
Ocean Boulevard is lined with amusements: snacks, fortune-tellers, arcade-style games...
there's a Seafood Festival, Master Sand Sculpting Competition, and Children's Festival
fireworks on holidays and Wednesday nights
free nightly concerts at the Sea Shell Stage
As for the beach itself: waves have enough pizazz for boogie-boarders, but are tame enough that toddlers can also enjoy the beach.
Read more about Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. (And don't confuse Hampton Beach NH with the extremely upscale "The Hamptons" in NY state!)
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