New Hampshire's Ocean Beaches
Where most of the action is.
Metered parking along Ocean Blvd. $1.50/hour.
Route 1A, Hampton.
Hampton Beach State Park
Sandy beach and a campground. Day use weekends May to mid-June, daily mid-June to Labor Day; $10-$14/vehicle or $1.50/hour metered parking. See Web site for camping schedule and fees.
Route 1A, Hampton. 603-926-3784; nhstateparks.com/hampton.html
Jenness State Beach
Popular family beach. Weekends mid-May to mid-June, daily mid-June to Labor Day; $3, $1.50/hour metered parking.
Route 1A, Rye. 603-436-1552; nhstateparks.com/jenness.html
North Hampton State Beach
Wide, sandy beach. Weekends mid-May to mid-June, daily mid-June to Labor Day;
$3, $1.50/hour metered parking.
Route 1A, North Hampton.
Sandy Beach/New Castle Beach
In one of the seacoast’s prettiest villages, but a bit rockier than other beaches. Daily Memorial Day-Labor Day 9-9; $3, ages 15 and under free.
Ocean St., New Castle. 603-431-6710; newcastlenh.org/town
Beachgoers who find Hampton Beach too bustling drive a few miles south to this quieter gem.
Route 1A, Seabrook. 603-474-3311; seabrooknh.org
Wallis Sands State Beach
Another spot favored by families. Weekends May 27-June 9, daily June 10-Labor Day; $10-$14/vehicle.
Route 1A, Rye. 603-436-9404; nhstateparks.com/wallis.html