The summer is upon us and it is time to think about getting out of town and having some family fun! We are lucky to live in Southern New Hampshire as the beaches are just an hour or less away from your apartment! New Hampshire is home to a number of family-friendly beaches with plenty of fun activities for folks of all ages.
Beautiful Hampton Beach
Hampton Beach, located just 40 minutes from Manchester is at the top of our list!
Hampton has a beautiful white sand beach with plenty of parking options, shops and plces to eat. Entertainment is always on tap at the performance stage right on the beach. An especially fun part of Hampton Beach for families is the Cascade Waterslide Park. This Park, located right in the center of Hampton Beach, is open from 9am-9pm and has a number of thrilling rides that offer views of the entire beach as well as some light-hearted (and wet!) fun. Whether it is plummeting down a sky high waterslide, or grabbing a bite to eat there is plenty to do here.
Visit Seabrook, NH for great eats!
We like to venture to the town next to Hampton for a delicious meal at Brown’s Lobster Pond or Markey’s Lobster Pool. The seafood, especially the lobster rolls are great at these two locations. Brown’s and Markey’s have long been the famous local hot spots for an unforgettable casual dining experience. Both places offer inside dining amidst the mouthwatering aromas of freshly cooked lobsters, scallops and steamers (yum!) and Brown’s indoor lobster pond is fun to see. You can eat inside or outside overlooking the scenic marsh with a beautiful summer sunset. Both Markey’s and Brown’s are great for those with large parties, and even offer take-out.
Save room for dessert because just down the road is Ceal’s homemade ice cream! Stop by for a delicious cold desert, and bring your sweet tooth because Ceal’s ice cream is sure to satisfy any sweet treat craving!
Now that everyone is satisfied and has had some delicious food, you are ready for some more fun, take off your sandals and head to another beautiful NH beach! Seabrook beach is a long strand of white sand that is quiet and family focused. Bring your chairs and beach towels to enjoy a swim and a walk on the beach. You can walk to the north end of the beach and sit on the jetty on Wednesday nights to see the spectacular firework display that is scheduled in Hampton Beach right next door. Avoid the crowds and watch from this special spot! The firework show even ends with a grand finale.
These N.H. beaches are your one-stop spot for family fun!