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Hampton Beach has always had world-class attractions and events, as well as great free nightly outdoor entertainment and arguably the most spectacular fireworks schedule of any resort in the northeast. Now comes the Summer of 2001 and with it the first ever Masters Sand Sculpture Competition at Hampton Beach during Hampton "Happy Daze", June 18-23. That's when 10 master sand sculptors will compete for over $5,000.00 in cash prizes. No doubt, thousands of spectators will be lining the boardwalk again as they did last year when Master Sculptor Greg Grady of Hampton created a 10 ton replica of the newly minted New Hampshire quarter.
But imagine, if you will, 10 masters of the sand sculpture universe creating their very own giant masterpieces all at once right in the center of Hampton Beach! The entire event will require 200 tons of sand and, ironically, not a bit of it from the beach itself. In fact, Hampton Beach will import 200 tons of sand from a nearby sand pit - talk about bringing coals to Newcastle - to supply the master sculptors with their raw material - the only other material used is water.
According to an article published in the Albany, N.Y. Times Travel Section "We couldn't have found a more family friendly place than Hampton Beach" - in reference to the Hampton Beach Playground. Located in the heart of Hampton Beach, the newly refurbished playground with state of the art play stations open daily 9 AM to 8 PM. There are plenty of other activities for kids at Hampton Beach including a water slide which you can take them to, they'll take you to one of the many arcades. The highlight for kids in 2001 is the annual Children's Festival, August 13-17. Five fun filled days for children and their families including the famous Ronald McDonald Magic Show, puppets, clowns, storytellers, sand castle contests and a huge parade on Friday where every child gets a prize.
We even have a slogan contest for kids and last year, Katherine Burke, won a new mountain bike for her entry of "2001 ways to have fun at Hampton Beach". How about night life? Hampton Beach boasts some of the finest local entertainment performing on the fabled Hampton Seashell Stage seven nights a week and spectacular fireworks every Wednesday night and holidays right in the center of the beach.
Imagine some of the best show bands, country, rock 'n roll, blues even a polka band and other unique groups and you have a weeks worth of the "good old days". The concert series begins Memorial Day Weekend as do the spectacular fireworks display, set off by award-winning pyro technicians.
Many of Hampton Beach's fine hotels and restaurants feature lounges with dancing and music from around the world. And, of course, there is the fabled Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, a 2000 seat venue that has hosted some of the greatest names in show business from George Carlin to Hootie and the Blowfish.
And you are just a free trolley ride away to the Seabrook Greyhound Track featuring day and night live racing as well as thoroughbred simulcasts.
Hampton Beach is an active place for swimming, para-sailing, jet skiing, (there's a separate beach for surf boards), or strolling the historic boardwalk. Serious sunbathers will find Hampton Beach's miles of pristine white beach, groomed daily, unsurpassed. More active vacations include deep sea fishing or whale watching in style from the decks of one of the many charter boats from Hampton Harbor - there's also two public golf courses nearby, as well as tennis courts.
Other Hampton Beach events include: The Miss Hampton Beach Pageant, Sunday, July 29th and of course the premier event of the Season, as usual, will be the 12th Annual Seafood Festival, September 8th and 9th. Hampton Beach has accommodations to suit every taste and budget from hotels, motels and cottages to campgrounds. Walk or trolley to one of our many remarkable restaurants and enjoy tax-free shopping at the gift shops or the nearby factory outlet mall.
You may visit to take advantage of the exciting free nights entertainment, spectacular fireworks or other events, but you will stay for the beauty and sheer pleasure of Hampton Beach.
Hampton Beach is the ideal location for any summer vacation. The area offers a rich history ranging from its fishing roots to the summer playground that it is now known for. The navigation to the left provides links to more detailed information about the surrounding area and the services provided.
Between Hampton Beach and the town of Hampton there are over 70 hotels, motels and inns at which you can rest and enjoy your stay. Many are located a stone's throw from the ocean, while others are just a mile or two from the water. There are more than 80 restaurants in the Hampton Beach area, serving everything from hot dogs to barbecued spare ribs to lobster.
What do you do if you get tired of lying around soaking up sun on the beach? Never fear! The Hampton Beach area is full of fun and exciting things to do! From miniature golf to fishing to jet skiing to parasailing, Hampton Beach has it all. Hampton Beach is the ultimate resort area!
Fresh seafood is one specialty that is not in short supply at Hampton Beach! Fresh lobsters come into the Hampton harbor every day from the Atlantic fishing fleet. Many fine restaurants at Hampton Beach are just a stone's throw from the water, and are waiting to serve you a mouth-watering variety of delicious lobster, shellfish, scrod, and other fresh catch.
Famous fireworks light up the sky every Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m., and Sunday night of Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends from June 26 through August 28. Special displays are also on July 4 and Saturday evening of the Seafood Festival, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.
What better way to top off a lovely day at beautiful Hampton Beach than to lick your way through a luscious ice cream? Hampton Beach abounds with excellent ice cream shops serving a delightful variety of superb flavors. What are you waiting for?
Of course, the beaches are the reason you are going to Hampton Beach, right? So exactly what are your choices? Plenty! The beach adjoins "the Boardwalk", Ocean Boulevard, which runs north along the coastline from the Massachusetts border towards Rye. There is plenty of parking along Ocean Boulevard, just across the street from the many delightful restaurants and shops.
A hearty delicious pizza is a fine topping for a day at the beach. Hampton Beach has plenty of first-rate pizza shops ready to serve you excellent pies with the richest sauces and most savory fillings this side of the Atlantic!