Hampton Beach State Park RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Hampton Beach State Park

covers 50 acres of oceanfront area at the southeastern corner of New Hampshire. Located within the city limits of Hampton Beach, this park is a popular spot for vacationers looking for an ocean view. Visitors love the miles of sandy beach that line either side of the peninsula. Easy access and a quiet ocean atmosphere attract visitors from the large metropolitan areas of Portland, ME, which is 65 miles to the north, and Boston, MA, which is 48 miles to the south. 

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Weather
Spring 29-69 F
Summer 55-80 F
Fall 32-71 F
Winter 21-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Hampton Beach State Park

For the most comfortable camping experience at Hampton Beach, you should stay in an RV. If you do not own an RV, search the rental options in the area.

Hampton Beach State Park Campground

The main attractions at this 50-acre campground are the sandy beaches, a lifeguarded swimming area and miles of trails that weave through the dunes. Each of the 28 campsites offers electrical, water, and sewer hookups. Visitors to this park enjoy various activities, including angling, hiking, biking, swimming, boating, and picnicking. Bathhouses, restrooms with flush toilets, showers, playgrounds, and an office/store are available for campers.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, but inside the store only
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $50 per night

Tuxbury Pond RV Resort

Tuxbury Pond RV Resort is situated in South Hampton, NH, just 12 miles west of Hampton Beach State Park. It is located inland but still has access to a beach if you are willing to take a short hike. There are 316 campsites of various sizes, which include picnic tables and fire rings. Other amenities in the resort are restrooms with showers, a camp store, an office, a clubhouse, a swimming pool, laundry facilities, and a fishing pond. The favorite activities visitors enjoy are fishing, hiking, horseshoe games, volleyball, basketball, and billiards.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $61-$74 per night

Wakeda Campground

Wakeda Campground is only four miles west of Hampton Beach State Park. If no RV sites are available at the state park, then this facility is a viable alternative. With over 400 campsites to choose from, nearly every RV type can find a home at this campground. The campground offers spacious sites with fire rings and picnic tables. Other amenities include a camp store/office, game room, an 18-hole miniature golf course, basketball court, and horseshoe pits.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: 30/50 amp
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $45 to $59 per night

RV Rentals Near Hampton Beach State Park

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What to Do at
Hampton Beach State Park

Inside Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton Beach State Park is the only state park in New Hampshire that lies directly on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. Many campers take the opportunity to fish from the stretch of sandy beach or the rocks that serve as a beach border. Swimming in the Gulf Stream-influenced ocean is a favorite activity during the summer months. Sunny days dominate the climate here from late spring to early fall, making sunbathing another activity that visitors enjoy. 

Outside Hampton Beach State Park

Camping at Hampton Beach State Park is perfect for those who wish to enjoy the area's cultural diversity. Restaurants, stores and activities outside the park include various cuisines, unique shopping experiences and thrilling activities. When you visit southeastern New Hampshire the opportunity to experience a wide range of activities and delights that make up New Hampshire.

Restaurants

The Beach Plum

This counter-service restaurant is only five miles from Hampton Beach State Park. While the restaurant gladly serves ice cream and frozen yogurt, its specialty is seafood. 

Type: Seafood, Dessert

Location: 16 Ocean Boulevard Route, North Hampton, NH 03862

Café El Camino

For cuisine not often found in New England, travel 23 miles west to visit this restaurant that specializes in Puerto Rican foods. The menu includes such delicacies as empanadas and exotic rellenos. 

Type: Puerto Rican

Location: 134 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH 03865

The Goat

When you are looking for a traditional fast-food meal, travel four miles north to Hampton, NH, to visit this burger grill and whiskey bar. This restaurant specializes in hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries. The food has a twist in that it is always freshly made, juicy, and tasty. 

Type: American

Location: 20 L Street, Hampton, NH 03842

Shopping

Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company

This store specializes in everything you need to surf, including wet suits, snorkels, and fins, during your stay at Hampton Beach State Park. Shopping here expands your vacation horizon, especially if you have yet to be introduced to surfing. If that’s the case, you and your kids can sign up for surfing lessons here.

Location: 931 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842

Route 1 Antiques

This extensive shop is located in a Victorian-era house and the accompanying barn, enhancing the feel and atmosphere for visitors on an antique hunt. Souvenirs and antiques fill rooms, shelves, and hay mangers with items that satisfy every home decor taste.

Location: 106 Lafayette Road, Hampton Falls, NH 03844

Five Below

Here you will find one-of-a-kind T-shirts, popular games to spice up the evenings for the kids, and toys that they will treasure well into adulthood.

Location: 700 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874

Sightseeing

NH1 Motorplex

For fun that every member of the family will enjoy and remember for a lifetime, visit the only electric go-kart racing facility in New Hampshire. Thrills abound when your children race along the quarter-mile racetrack complete with long straightaways and safe curves. An arcade adds pinball fun to the trip. You can rent the shop's safety equipment or bring your own if you happen to have it in your RV.

Location: 270 Lafayette Road, Seabrook, NH 03874

Take Flight Aerial Adventure Park

Travel 17 miles north from Hampton Beach State Park and cross the Maine border to visit this adventure park. There is an Aerial Adventure Challenge Course, which features 65 different challenges that range from beginner to experienced. Zip lines are also available that travel above treetops, adding a thrill that only uncovered aerial flight provides. 

Location: 506 U.S. Route 1, Kittery, ME 03904

Hampton Beach Parasail & Paddle Board

Forget renting a plane and get an up-close and personal aerial view of the Hampton Beach State Park area by booking an adventure at this parasailing outfitter. These adventurers get you onto the ocean and into the air to experience a once-in-a-lifetime thrill. From high above the sea, you can see the land, the extensive beaches, the dunes, and the forests below.

Location: 1 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842

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How to Get to
Hampton Beach State Park

Most interstate visitors to Hampton Beach State Park come from the north via Portland, ME, or the south by way of Boston, MA. To reach the park from Portland, take Interstate 95 South (I-95 S) for 55 miles to Exit 2 that will take you on New Hampshire Highway 101 (NH-101) into the city of Hampton.

When approaching from Boston, take United States Highway 1 North (US-1 N) for 14 miles. Turn right onto the ramp toward Interstate 95 N (I-95 N) and Portsmouth, NH. Travel another 25 miles on I-95 N, and take Exit 1 toward Seabrook, NH. In Seabrook, take a right onto US-1 and follow it to Hampton.

To get from Hampton to Hampton Beach State Park, take NH-101 for four miles to the park entrance.

Entering Hampton Beach State Park

Call the park for the most up-to-date hours as they fluctuate according to the weather. The fees for entry into Hampton Beach State Park are different from any other park in New Hampshire. 

Entry fee per passenger vehicle : $15

Entry fee for adults 65 and over : $0

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