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“Summer fun!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton Beach State Park
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Hampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Popular beach area with beach activities, hotels, restaurants and entertainment.
2 reviews
“Summer fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Hampton beach has something for all ages...besides the beautiful ocean/beach of course. Restaurants, arcades, concerts, shopping, bars, playgrounds and festival activities....and best if all, fireworks to top off the evening!

Visited July 2013
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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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“Great beach, get there early !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Clean beach, park personal always out emptying trash and picking it up along walkways and cleaning restrooms. Free fireworks Wed. nights and concerts every night. Park Rangers roam the beach looking for any problems. One time they found some red cup drinkers, checked IDs and made them empty last of their few beers. Parking now is only problem, after recent buildings on street and lost spaces with new restrooms. Please don't feed seagulls ! They are aggressive, have seen them help themselves to unattended snacks. Never mind leaving behind nasty calling cards.

Visited August 2013
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Ottawa, ON
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“Great family outing day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The beach was clean, washrooms were close by and clean. Lots of space. The kids playground was a great break from the sand and beach. The food along the boardwalk and street was affordable and ranges to expensive if you want. It took about 20 minutes to get a parking spot but we found on in the lot by J street which was super convenient.
The water and waves were choppy so little kids beware as it has a strong pull when the waves go back out.
It got breezy at night so bring a jacket or long sleeve if you plan to stay after 6 pm. Parking is $2 an hour in the lot. We had only planned on staying 3 hours but ended up refilling to stay for 6 hours and still could've done more as we barely walked through the stores. There are pleny of cheap souvenirs adn if you forgot a beach umbrella or lawn chair, no worries you can buy the for pretty beach, being they are not a rip off.
For parking you can find $10 a day about ablock off but we thought it was not worth it and some lots want to keep you keys so they can move cars around etc...

Visited August 2013
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Otis, Massachusetts
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“Nice clean beach, nice bathrooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Water was very clean, new bathroom facility. Fireworks every Wednesday. Crowded, but a good time, and very nice beach.

Visited August 2013
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Surprise, Arizona
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“Something for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

I brought my teenage granddaughters, & a friend each, to Hampton Beach as I did my daughters a generation ago. The beautiful family-friendly beach is well kept & it's so refreshing to have a beach town without all the high-rises blocking the views!!! As before, the concerts at the Shell, a part of the park, entertained me every night & the fireworks every Wednesday night are not to be missed. Both are provided by the beach businesses & they are to be applauded! There are outdoor body/feet showers & restrooms as you come off the beach which I appreciate. Lastly, there's a variety of moderately priced good food items available on the boardwalk across the street. Most importantly, I can trust my kids are safe & enjoying themselves when they're out of sight. Can't be beat.

Visited August 2013
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