I live at Hampton Beach year-round and wanted to answer some of the most pressing questions (or issues!) that tourists have. Please feel free to respond to this thread with any additional questions you might have! Just a note some of these are just opinions-but let's start with facts:
How Much is it to Park?
The meters between May 1st-Oct 1st are $2.00 per hour. Depending on the day, the weather and if it's a holiday parking lots can range between $3 dollars to as much as $50 (July 4th).
Can I Bring my Dog on the Beach?
No-Dogs are not permitted on State Park Property.
When is the arcade/restuarants and shops open?
For the restaurants Wallys, Goat, Breakers at Ashworth and Ocean Wok are open year-round.
Most seasonal restaurants open weekends starting in April until November. The shops and arcades are open daily June 15th-Sept 20th and all depend on the weather between April-June and Sept-November.
Is the Casino Ballroom a casino?
No! It's a great concert place actually. However there is the Ocean Gaming which has low limit table games (Blackjack, Let it Ride) and pull tab slots which is open year-round. Aces and 8's a seasonal casino with less fun.
Can I bring Alcohol on the beach? Can I walk around with alcohol?
Does Hampton have Uber and Lyft?
Where Should I shop for groceries?
Market Basket Seabrook
Is marijuana legal?
No-and I mean NO-You will be arrested for a misdemeanor in the state of NH.
What are the best specials?
Wally's (although the bar is a little icky) has 2 Lobsters for $14, The GOAT has two for 1 burgers Mondays and Tuesdays, Wallys has 10 cent wings Weds. Happy Hours are usually 3-6 for most places with $2 beers.
What are the best motels?
The Ashworth ($$$$) Blue Jay ($$) and Seawalk ($$) are the nicest I hear about.