Destination guide

Seaside enjoyment in Hampton Beach vacation home rentals

A veritable magnet for families and sea lovers on the Eastern Seaboard, this carousel-packed, casino-laden town on the edge of New Hampshire has been drawing visitors for decades. Its lively boardwalk has been voted America's best several times running, while those powdery beaches and lapping Atlantic waves create an ensemble of activities and attractions that's darn hard to resist. Hampton Beach vacation rentals stand overlooking the ocean swells, or hidden behind the undulating dunes of the Hampton Marshes, offering the perfect base in this fun-loving, summertime resort.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Hampton Beach vacation rentals

If you're lucky enough to be staying in Hampton Beach vacation rentals along bustling Ocean Boulevard, then you can look forward to a place right in middle of the action. Look up and you'll likely spot the legendary Seashell Stage, or the Casino Ballroom, where rock and roll greats continue to shake and groove during the whole year. Of course, the main attraction here is always going to be the pearly stretch of sand and undulating dunes that spread out to make the Hampton Beach State Park – a mecca for swimmers, bathers, surfers, and walkers from May to September.


Things to do near Hampton Beach vacation homes

As the summer heat begins to caress New Hampshire, Hampton Beach vacation rentals become a hubbub of activity. Surf heads come to wax down their boards and conquer the rollers of the Atlantic. Kayakers and sailors come to bounce over the light swells. Families come to laze on the warm sands and play volleyball as the shore laps against the Ocean Boulevard. And talking of that Ocean Boulevard, that's where you'll find the gaming halls, elegant turn-of-the-century architecture, whale watching outfitters, and all the action during the yearly Seafood Festival in September.


Climate during your stay in Hampton Beach vacation homes

You don't have to look at too many Hampton Beach vacation rentals to realize that this salt-washed town on the Atlantic Ocean was built for the warmer months of the year. The whole season starts in June, when vacationers flock to cool off in the shore waters and spend the long, warm days sunbathing and swimming. The fun usually lasts all the way through to mid-September, which is when almost 150,000 revelers and foodies descend on Ocean Boulevard to enjoy the town's raucous – and tasty – Seafood Festival.

Natural features

Surveying the Atlantic in Hampton Beach

Both sides of Hampton Beach offer something totally different. There's the popular side of town: Along Ocean Boulevard and the Hampton Beach State Park. There, the land slopes into the whale-spotted Atlantic, bubbling up in grass-topped dunes and dotted with whitewashed beach cabanas. And then there's the western side of town, which has winding rivers and creeks and wetlands, and also hosts some truly secluded beachfronts. It's also the launching point for most whale watching trips, fishing tours, and excursions to the rocky Isles of Shoals.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hampton Beach vacation homes

Hampton Beach has endless options for family fun. Vacation homes are available near places like the Strawbery Banke Museum, an outdoor living-history museum with numerous buildings, gardens, and crafts, and Water Country Water Park, a kid-friendly aquatic playground with themed pools, an adventure river, and games. Kids will also like Seacoast Science Center, a science center with fish and marine mammals, touch tanks, and a discovery dock.

Good for couples

Romantic attractions near Hampton Beach vacation homes

Couples looking for romance will love Hampton Beach. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Isle of Shoals, a set of low-key islands with historic hotels, churches, and cottages, and Prescott Park, a waterfront municipal park with flower gardens, fountains, walkways, and summer events. Maudslay State Park, an old estate for horticulture buffs with floral diversity, rare trees, and a mountain laurel stand, is another prime attraction.

How many vacation rentals are available around Hampton Beach, Hampton?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 216 vacation rentals around Hampton Beach. From 60 house rentals to 36 cabin rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Hampton Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Hampton Beach:

  • Cape Neddick: 806 vacation rentals
  • York Harbor: 401 vacation rentals
  • Kittery Point: 25 vacation rentals
  • Seabrook Beach: 79 vacation rentals
  • Rye Beach: 266 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Hampton Beach?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hampton Beach. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Plum Island Beach: 768 vacation rentals
  • Long Sands Beach: 444 vacation rentals
  • Haverhill: 97 vacation rentals
  • Wingaersheek Beach: 227 vacation rentals
  • Short Sands Beach: 1,225 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hampton Beach listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hampton Beach?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 60 Houses in Hampton Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hampton Beach include:

  • Cabins: 36 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 110 rentals available
  • Cottages: 36 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hampton Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 19 vacation rentals with pool available in Hampton Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.