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Welcome to Ashworth by the Sea

One of the Most Historic Hotels on Hampton Beach New Hampshire

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Ashworth by the Sea

295 Ocean Boulevard
Hampton, NH 03842

Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club

Sagamore Golf Club is an 18-hole golf course located in New Hampshire's picturesque seacoast region. Receive a discount on golfing when you stay at the Ashworth, just show a business card on the day of your play and receive discounts on golfing. Reference the Ashworth when making reservations.

Children's Museum of New Hampshire

Discover unique, hands-on exhibits and activities at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire.

American Independence Museum

The site of the New Hampshire Treasury during the American Revolution, the American Indpendence Museum is home to an original broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. 

Rye Airfield

Rye Airfield is the largest indoor skate park in all of New England with 50,000 square feet of ramps, rails, pyramids, ledges, spines, bowls pools and so much more.

Seacoast Science Center

Odiorne State Park, Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH

The Seacoast Science Center features live animals of the Gulf of Maine, indoor touch tanks, and hands-on exhibits about life in and around the ocean. 

Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New Englander with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans. This winter Strawberry Banke will feature their “Puddle Dock Pond” with outdoor ice skating and live entertainment!

The Portsmouth Music Hall

Downtown, Portsmouth, NH

The Music Hall is a performing arts center featuring curated entertainment from around the world in two theaters in downtown Portsmouth. Click on the link to find more about upcoming events!

Smuttynose Brewery

Take a tour at Smuttynose Brewery and walk between, under and around their towering 270 barrel fermenting tanks. Each tour is accompanied by a tasting for those that are 21 years of age or older!

Casino Ballroom

Today, the Casino Ballroom enters into its third century on a high note, reputed one of the best venues to play by artists and one of the best venues to see a show by fans.

(Open April-November)

Blue Ocean Discovery Center

At Blue Ocean Discovery Center you can explore our touch tank and informative exhibits, and join us for story time and our daily tideline nature walk and cleanup! 

Blue Ocean Discovery Center

At Blue Ocean Discovery Center you can explore our touch tank and informative exhibits, and join us for story time and our daily tideline nature walk and cleanup! 

York's Wild Kingdom

York's Wild Kingdom is Maine's favorite zoo and amusement park.  Hosting a large number of beautifully landscaped animal exhibits, numerous rides and fun for all ages.

Kittery Premium Outlets

Just a short drive over the Piscataque River Bridge to Maine lies the Kittery Premium Outlets.  The famous outlets host over 120 premium stores with everyday savings of 20-60% off designer labels.

Hampton Beach Parasail

No need to go on a separate excursion for a thrill ride.  Hampton Beach Parasail and SUP Rental now offer new boat that cruises at speeds up to 50 MPH!  Not only is it an exciting thrill ride but it also means less travel time and MORE AIR TIME! You will experience the BEST that Hampton Beach has to offer in parasailing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP).

Granite State Whale Watch

Granite State Whale Watch is New Hampshire's only full time whale watch, expertly narrated and naturalist led aboard the EPA certified M/V Granite State. Our 30th year of exclusive dedication to whale watching, sightseeing and research. Our boat is meticulously maintained, specifically designed for whale watching, and is the fastest in Rye Harbor. May to October with trips depart twice daily during July and August. See our website for a full schedule. Common species sighted are Humpback, Finback, and Minke whales as well as Atlantic White Sided Dolphins. Our whale watches take us to Jeffreys Ledge off NH and ME, or occasionally to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off MA. The naturalist staff of Granite State Whale Watch is made up of graduate zoologists and biologists who affiliate with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and other research organizations. Our naturalists enjoy sharing their enthusiasm about whales and other marine life with our passengers, and are available to answer your questions throughout the trip. 

Eastman's Deep Sea Fishing

Eastman's Deep Sea Fishing offers: Deep Sea Fishing, Whale Watching, Private Charters, Whale Watches, Firework Cruises, Educational Cruises, Fishing Cruises. Tuna Striker Bar & Grill features outside ocean-view dining and full service bar.-Seabrook Beach Dock

Ocean Gaming at Hampton Beach

Ocean Gaming Casino on Hampton Beach, NH is beachfront American restaurant & casino with card games, craps, roulette & a money wheel.

Cascade Waterslide

Only the most daring venture to D Street to get drenched at the tallest, largest ride at Hampton Beach! The Cascade Waterslide towers over everything else, with three swift slides to ride! Two 480-foot open twisting chutes provide a great warm up before you take the plunge into the pools below. Then if you dare, take the Cannon Bowl Ride, a devious drop through the tube of terror into a 20 foot tall bowl that swirls around before another gaping pipe squirts the riders out into the splash pool.

Cascade Waterslide

Only the most daring venture to D Street to get drenched at the tallest, largest ride at Hampton Beach! The Cascade Waterslide towers over everything else, with three swift slides to ride! Two 480-foot open twisting chutes provide a great warm up before you take the plunge into the pools below. Then if you dare, take the Cannon Bowl Ride, a devious drop through the tube of terror into a 20 foot tall bowl that swirls around before another gaping pipe squirts the riders out into the splash pool.

Cinnamon Rainbows

Located on North Beach in Hampton, Cinnamon Rainbows is one of the largest surf shops on the east coast!  Featuring surf boards, stand up paddle boards, wetsuites, rentals and lessons.

Mrs. Mitchell's Gifts

Mrs. Mitchell's Gifts featuring Hampton Beach souvenirs and salt water taffy.  

Mad Maggie's Beachwear

The perfect shop for your vintage Hampton Beach t-shirt and other clothing items.

Hampton Beach Playground

Visit the beach's playground which boasts swings, slides, jungle gyms, a rock climbing wall and an old school roundabout all while overlooking the beautiful ocean and beach!

Buc's Lagoon Mini Golf

The perfect family activity once you step off the beach.  Venture over to Buc's Lagoon and view the giant buccaneer while you enjoy a fun game of min golf.  

Seashell Stage

Providing nightly entertianment along the Hampton Beach strip, the Seashell Stage is home to live music, talent and local entertainment.

Playland Arcade

Enjoy hours of entertainment at one of Hampton Beach's iconic landmarks.  Featuring skee ball, vintage arcard games, a photobooth, prizes and much more!

UPCOMING EVENTS

SAT, 12/03
Portsmouth Tree Lighting and Holiday Parade

Portsmouth Christmas Tree Lighting & Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive

Where: Market Square

When: Saturday, December 3rd (Rain date: December 4th) | Tree lighting @ 5:30p.m.; Parade @ 6:00p.m.

Experience this magical event in the heart of downtown Portsmouth. Excitement builds as the community counts down to the lighting of the Portsmouth Christmas tree and the festive fun continues with a dazzling illuminated holiday parade down Islington Street and through Market Square.

More information can be found here


SAT, 12/03 - SUN, 12/18
Holiday Candlelight Stroll

The 37th Annual Candlelight Stroll

Strawbery Banke Museum
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Saturdays, 5-9 pm. Sundays, 4-8 pm. Friday Dec 16, 5-9 pm
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In the spirit of a truly Vintage Christmas, Strawbery Banke Museum welcomes visitors to travel through 300+ years of daily life in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock. This year’s rendition of the beloved Candlelight Stroll will be “Gift from the Sea.” Along candlelit dirt lanes, visitors will walk through a historic portrayal of winter –and, where historically appropriate, the holidays of Christmas and Hannukah – among the glowing historic homes and costumed role players. The magical experience will be accompanied by a full program of musical performances and theatricals.


THU, 12/01 - SAT, 12/24
Gingerbread House Contest Exhibit

26th Annual Gingerbread House Contest Exhibit

Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street
All month long
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The free exhibition is open from 10a.m.–5p.m. until December 23rd (with extended hours until 8p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).

Created by local businesses, artists, families and kids, the gingerbread houses will be nestled into a winter wonderland in the first floor gallery surrounded by large format photographs: David J. Murray’s images of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth and photographs of trains in New Hampshire winters by Andy Dolph. The exhibition can be seen every day through December 23 from 10am – 5pm with extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 8pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public at Discover Portsmouth, located at 10 Middle Street. We’ll announce our juror’s selections at the Kickoff Party; the public can continue to vote throughout the month. On Friday, December 16 the People’s Choice Award will be announced. Come see these magical creations and find holiday gifts in the Museum Shop!


FRI, 12/02
Vintage Christmas Kickoff Party

Discover Portsmouth Center, 10 Middle Street
Friday, December 2, 5–8pm
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Help celebrate the official start of Vintage Christmas cheer and get the first look at the results of the popular 26th Annual Gingerbread House Contest Exhibit. Created by local business, artists, families, and children, the gingerbread houses will be nestled into a winter wonderland in the first floor gallery.


Weddings

Ashworth by the Sea Hotel

With a beautiful oceanfront location on Hampton Beach and over 100 years of experience hosting signature wedding celebrations and receptions. Ashworth by the Sea is the leading venue for social events and weddings in the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Weddings

Ashworth by the Sea

Welcome to Ashworth by the Sea

Open year round, Ashworth by the Sea offers friendly New England hospitality in an elegant, boutique setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. We’ve maintained the historical aspects of the hotel, which has been a Hampton Beach Landmark for the past 100 years, and our recent renovation has updated the hotel with all the modern conveniences and amenities today’s traveler expects.

Ashworth by the Sea offers captivating views overlooking award-winning beaches, as well as creative dining, superior service, well-appointed rooms, and a superb location on Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. We look forward to welcoming you to our beach hotel.

With New Hampshire’s only sandy beach just outside your front door, the hotel has been designed to provide a tranquil seaside retreat. Stay with us, and you’ll enjoy elegantly furnished guestrooms, three restaurants offering some of the finest dining on Hampton Beach, and effortless access to the area’s prime attractions, including Odiorne Point, Rye Harbor and the Kittery Outlets. A wide variety of family amusements including a water park, zoo, museums, the Casino Ballroom concert arena, and tax-free shopping, are all within minutes of our doors.

Relax and enjoy the ocean views from your private balcony, or take a dip in our refreshing heated pool before strolling off to discover one of the many fine shops or historical sites nearby. With over 6,000 square feet of event space and five dynamic function rooms, Ashworth by the Sea is a top destination for weddings, social gathering and corporate meetings on Hampton Beach and the Seacoast.

Ashworth by the Sea is the perfect destination for romantic getaways, family vacations, girlfriends’ shopping weekends, or corporate retreats. While many Hampton Beach hotels close once the summer rush is over, Ashworth by the Sea welcomes guests throughout the year, making us ideal for travelers who prefer to enjoy the quieter, off-season side of the New England coast in the cooler months.

Learn more about the Ashworth by the Sea - History in the Making.