North Hampton Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Whenever you visit Northhampton Beach State Park from April through November you can be sure that a fun-filled day at the beach is waiting for you. Lifeguards will carefully watch your antics in the water during that time, but this park never closes. Nearby, you will find plenty of things to do, including visiting Fuller Gardens and several distilleries. People may have been coming to this beach since 1605, and one of them was probably Captain John Smith, who may have explored the area in 1615. This 1-acre state park with its beautiful beach is 10 miles south of Portsmouth and 10 miles east of Exeter, New Hampshire. 

National Park Sample Image
Weather
Spring 46-56 F
Summer 53-76 F
Fall 49-60 F
Winter 23-42 F
National Park Sample Image
Trip Planner
Use our FREE RV trip planner to begin customizing the perfect RV trip. Continue
National Park Sample Image

RV Resorts & Campsites in North Hampton Beach State Park

Visiting New Hampshire state parks is a great way to relax, and there's no better way to travel than in an RV. Rent one from RVshare if you don’t have your own. 

Sea Coast Camping and RV Resort

Play family games inside the large recreation hall or outside on the playground at Sea Coast Camping and RV Resort. Camping rates start at $40 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Laundry room, bathhouse, shaded lots

Twin Brooks Campground

Camp all season long at Twin Brooks Campground, where you will find shaded spots with a laundry facility available on-site. This campground is open from May to September, and the seasonal rate is $2,900.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Shaded spots

Wakeda Campground

Wakeda Campground has been hosting campers since 1965, and you will find a lot of fun features here, including a dog park. Rates start at $45 a day with weekly and monthly rates available.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: Dog park, trading post, miniature golf course

Great Bay Campground

Great Bay Campground on the Squamscott River offers fun for the whole family thanks to several great features, including exciting outdoor games. Rates start at about $35 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other features: River, pool, boat dock

RV Rentals Near North Hampton Beach State Park

Nearby RV Rentals

Restaurants

What to Do at
North Hampton Beach State Park

Inside North Hampton Beach State Park

Swim in the Atlantic Ocean at North Hampton Beach State Park. Lay on the sandy beach and work on your tan, or investigate the tide pools. You can also go fishing at this park. 

Outside North Hampton Beach State Park

The North Hampton, New Hampshire area around this state park offers many exciting things to do when you've had your fill of playing on the beach or the weather does not cooperate. Its proximity to major highways, including Interstate 95, makes it easy to explore the entire region. Other nearby towns that you may want to check out include Greenland, Rye, Hampton, and Stratham. 

Restaurants

Al's Seafood

Diners have enjoyed lobster, haddock, and other seafood favorites at Al’s Seafood for more than 20 years. Choose to eat in the dining room or on the outdoor patio.

Type: Seafood

Location: 51 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

The Beach Plum

The Beach Plum, located right across from North Hampton Beach State Park, offers lobster rolls, chowders, salads, and other favorites that the staff prepares daily.

Type: Seafood

Location: 16 Ocean Blvd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Urban Farmhouse Eatery

Regardless of the time of day, you can get your favorite breakfast items and a fresh cup of coffee at Urban Farmhouse Eatery. Alternatively, select from the vast array of lunchtime sandwiches and burgers.

Type: American

Location: 184 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862

Airfield Café

Find a wide selection of eggs and pancake choices at Airfield Café, where breakfast is available until the mid-afternoon closing. You can also choose from a variety of sandwiches and salads at lunchtime.

Type: American

Location: 9A Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

CR’s The Restaurant

Stop at this restaurant, which is designed to look like a North Country ski lodge, for steak, chicken breasts, and duck entrees. 

Type: Ameican

Location: 287 Exeter Rd, Hampton, NH 03842

Shopping

Quicksilver Fine Jewelry

Shop at Quicksilver Fine Jewelry for a beautiful piece of jewelry. The staff here has been selling everything from small trinkets and bracelets to diamond rings for more than 30 years.

Location: 20 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Nature’s Outpost

You can find home décor and garden accessories at Nature’s Outpost.

Location: 86 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Sage Farm Antiques

Shoppers have been finding repurposed and vintage items at Sage Farm Antiques for more than 20 years. This shop often hosts antique festivals on the first weekend of the month in the spring, summer, and fall.

Location: 5 Exeter Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

North Hill Nursery and Hearth Shoppe

Select from a wide assortment of outdoor furniture, pick up accessories for your fireplace, and get your favorite garden plants at North Hill Nursery and Hearth Shoppe.

Location: 206 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

East Coast Props and Antiques

You are never sure what antiques you will find from the many vendors at East Coast Props and Antiques.

Location: 852 Lafayette Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Sightseeing

Blue Ocean Discovery Center

Learn about whale research, interact with marine life, and study this area’s history at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center. This museum also has several exhibits related to climate change.

Location: 180 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

Breakfast Hill Golf Club

Play a round of golf on the rolling fairways at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. You will love seeing the picturesque woods along this course, which was once working farmland. The championship 18-hole layout is great for golfers of all ability levels.

Location: 339 Breakfast Hill Rd, Greenland, NH 03840

Explore the Ocean World, LLC

See unique marine life brought in by local anglers from the Gulf of Maine as you stroll through Explore the Ocean World, LLC. A trained biologist leads the tour, which includes a touch tank.

Location: 367 Ocean Blvd, Hampton Beach, NH 03842

Strawbery Banke Museum

Tour 32 historic buildings at Strawbery Banke Museum. Many costumed interpreters showcase how settlers lived in this area about 300 years ago.

Location: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

National Park Sample Image

How to Get to
North Hampton Beach State Park

Easily get to North Hampton Beach State Park from North Hampton by following New Hampshire 111 East. In about three miles, turn right onto Sea Road. Then, almost immediately, turn right on New Hampshire 1A South. Look up, and the park will be on your left. 

Entering North Hampton Beach State Park

North Hampton Beach is accessible 24/7 year-round. Prior to visiting, be sure to check the park website for a list of current advisories. The beach is free to enter, but parking is located at pay meters. Lifeguards are on duty from 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. between June 1 and mid-August. 

Per person : $0

You'll make memories that last a lifetime when you take an RV adventure to North Hampton Beach State Park. If you don't have an RV of your own, rent one with RVshare! If you share your trip photos on social media, be sure to tag us, or send them to [email protected] for a chance to be featured on our blog.