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Hampton State Beach

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Address: , Hampton, NH
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Activities: Shopping, Dining, Camping

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Really beautiful beach. It's broken up into two parts. One has a little wall separating it from the road, the other one did not. Both are great! The one without the wall was lined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Belfast, Maine
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Belfast, Maine
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful beach. It's broken up into two parts. One has a little wall separating it from the road, the other one did not. Both are great! The one without the wall was lined with cute little shops and places to eat.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

An amazing beach! But was disappointed to know that it is ok to be topless on the beach, when it claims to be family friendly. In fact on Sunday a group of women were congregating on the beach topless parading around without a care. NOT COOL. Also there should be an attempt to clean up "boardwalk" area. If you are... More 

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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went here to check out the sandcastle competition. It was not easy finding a parking spot close, but it was also a very busy time of the day. We found a parking spot only a short walk away. The beach was beautiful. The sandcastles were great. We walked up and down the strip, checking out various shops. We topped... More 

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Chestertown, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quiet, fun for kids, great location. Waves were big the day we were there but my kids had a blast! Not too crowded, friendly, clean!

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Ludlow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great place to bring the family. Many updates along the boardwalk. Hotels, condos and cottages. Nearby is the State Park campground. Great shops and live entertainment in the band shell every night. Fireworks display every Wednesday night during the summer. Something for everyone.

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went here with my girlfriend and this was my first time visiting a beach on the East Coast. I loved it! Parking was easy to come by and affordable, and the beach was clean and refreshing. I would love to go back sometime.

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Whitehall, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great place for the family to visit - always something to do and the beach- words can't describe how beautiful the view, the sand, and there is so much room.

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Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

A lot of people so you have to get out early to get close to the water. Found a lot of garbage on the beach and if you want to swim you have to maneuver around the boogie boards most people use theses boards. Early morning walks were the best since it was quite, peaceful and could walk far.

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manchester nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

With clean sand, clear water, you will find a great beach to bring your family. The state as done an incredible job with re-building the area and adding amenities.

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Middletown, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Hampton Beach is a lovely beach and boardwalk-like area, however it's very OVERPRICED. Especially considering your in NH. Your paying ALANTIC CITY prices in NH. The BEACH IS HUGE CLEAN AND GREAT MILD WAVES . There's a strip with tons of shops fast food eats and all kinds of other things for sale . The first issue is PARKING .on... More 

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