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Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton, NH
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks
Activities: Surfing
Description: Popular beach area with beach activities, hotels, restaurants and entertainment.
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Montreal, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very clean beach area Lots of available city metered parking on the street ($2 hr) or pay much higher at the private lots ($20-$25) depending on time of day, the later you arrive the cheaper it is , notices as low as ($3) after 6 pm Lots of clean facilities spread along the beach. Facing the beach is the usual... More

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Monroe, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great day spent here at the beach, it was clean, convenient and the kids had a wonderful time. We just need to learn the high tide schedule here ;) Definitely will go back

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I don't get the good reviews on this beach. Stopped here after leaving Maine and I was so disappointed. Horrible to park. Paid $15 in a lot that was $10 a few minutes earlier. The beach was so crowded that there was nowhere to sit. The worst part was the trash. People just threw their cigarette butts all over the... More

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area. We stopped for a quick hour, but you could easily spend the day just chilling on the beach. Plenty of shopping, exactly what you'd expect at a busy beach. The water was icy cold, which made it a new experience for us. I don't think I could swim in it personally because of the temperature, but people were... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Twice we have managed to visit when the sand castle competition was going on -- it was marvelous! We biked for miles along the shore with little traffic problems. Concerts at the beach take place regularly and there's always something interesting to do and see.

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Haverhill, New Hampshire
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The beach has nice sand, a gradual decent into the ocean,the beach, sidewalks and the streets are cleaned nightly, There are many eateries, amusements for kids and famous name entertainers at night. Bathroom facilities are on the street side of the beach in newly renovated buildings. Parking is ample. The beach is free, but there is a fee to park.

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Amsterdam, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Clean, newly renovated beachfront buildings. The sand castle competition was phenomenal. The restaurants were clean and the workers were very friendly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

New Hampshire knows how to do state parks. This place has everything you need. Big parking lot, bathrooms, and a convenience store. There is a lot of beach to spread out on. My daughter and I enjoyed walking out on the rock grotto to the end (moderately difficult). The water was FRIGID, so plan on beachside activities, getting some sun... More

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Peoria, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Had little kids here. It was safe and clean above all. I hadn't been here for 15 years and honestly, last time I was at Hampton I thought it had turned a bit trashy. I have to say that they have really updated their bathrooms and the pavilion is really nice. Arcades are great and of course there is blinks... More

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great waves and the arcade is great for kids. There's plenty of food to chose to from nearby and the money invested recently is impressive.

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