Fun Things to Do in Hampton Beach

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Ashworth by the Sea is a year round oceanfront resort hotel located on the spectacular shoreline of Hampton Beach, New Hampshire — in an area that offers activities and attractions such as whale watching, deep-sea fishing, golf courses, outlet shopping, year-round concerts, an abundance of colonial history and festivals galore.

In the summer, enjoy nightly entertainment, al fresco dining, some of the best golf in New Hampshire, fireworks and special outdoor events. The off-season brings quiet and tranquil nights with long peaceful walks on the beach or a romantic dinner in the main dining room. No matter what time of the year you visit Hampton Beach, there’s always something fun to do just moments from our resort. See our events calendar for a schedule of year round activities, attractions, festivals and shows.


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Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Concert Hall

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Concert Hall enters into its third century as one of the best concert halls in the country and New Hampshire’s premier entertainment venue. It continually draws some of the top names in entertainment. (.4 miles)

Blue Ocean Music Hall

Blue Ocean Music Hall located on Salisbury Beach, MA offers an intimate entertainment venue offering music bands, comedy and entertainment shows.  Located just 5 miles from the Ashworth Hotel.

York's Wild Kingdom

York's Wild Kingdom is the largest zoo and amusement park in the area, with exotic animals from around the world, including a rare white Bengal tiger and an all-new butterfly kingdom. The park offers a variety of family rides, paddleboats, an 18-hole miniature golf course, a petting zoo, scenic picnic grounds and a haunted house. (20 miles)

Young girl enjoying the things to do in Hampton Beach, NH

Water Country

Water Country is New England’s largest water park with over 26 acres of attractions. (10 miles)


The Children’s Museum – Children up to grades 4, learn about the arts and sciences through engaging exhibits, which encourage a child's natural curiosity and sense of wonder.


Fuller Historical Gardens

Fuller Historical Gardens is a turn-of-the-century Estate Garden, open to the public, features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese garden and Koi pond, annual displays and a tropical and desert conservatory. (5 miles)

Odiorne Point State Park

Odiorne Point State Park offers one of the most beautiful natural settings along New Hampshire’s 18-mile coastline. Within the 135-acre seaside park, visitors can visit seven distinct natural habits and hike along its miles of trails. (5 miles)


Kittery Outlets

Kittery Outlets called “America’s Maine Street for shopping,” Kittery offers over 150 famous name outlet stores (15 miles)

Fox Run Mall

Fox Run Mall – Indoor shopping center with over 100 stores and restaurants.

Exterior of the Ashworth by the sea in Hampton Beach, NH


Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing and Whale Watching

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing and Whale Watching offers full day, half-day, night fishing and whale watching excursions. (.5 miles)

Atlantic Whale Watch Company

Atlantic Whale Watch Company offers whale watching tours and fishing trips.

The Atlantic Ocean in Hampton Beach, NH

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company

Isles of Shoals Steamship Company offers sightseeing cruises of coastal New Hampshire and Maine and the legendary Isles of Shoals—an intriguing archipelago of 9 islands steeped with history. (15 miles)

Portsmouth Kayak Adventures

Portsmouth Kayak Adventures offers expert instruction, kayak rentals and a variety of escorted tours of the diverse seacoast waterways.

Smith & Gilmore

Smith & Gilmore offers a variety of deep-sea fishing trips and cruises off the seacoast of New Hampshire and into the Gulf of Maine.

Sushi Hunter

Sushi Hunter offers sport fishing charters and narrated island and harbor tours.


Breakfast Hill Golf Club, Greenland, NH - Designed by Brian Silva, the 18-hole course is situated on 170 acres featuring rolling fairways, contoured greens, picturesque woodlands and exposed granite boulders.

Pease Golf Course, Portsmouth, NH

- A 27-hole public course, divided up into three 9-hole courses.

Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club, Nort Hampton, NH

- 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.  
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Bride - Bride with a mid length classic cut vail at the Ashton By The Sea Wedding Venue in Hampton Beach

Captain’s Cove Adventure Golf

- An 18-hole, nautical themed, miniature golf course.


Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center, located in Odiorne Point State Park, is a popular destination for families and students to learn about coastal environmental history through its engaging and interactive programs and exhibits.

Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century. Experience how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood through its restored houses, featured exhibits, historic landscapes, gardens and interpretive programs. (12 miles)

U.S. Marine Memorial for those lost at sea at sun set

Prescott Park Arts Festival

Prescott Park Arts Festival celebrates its 33rd anniversary of presenting music, art, theater and dance performances and exhibits throughout the year on the banks of the Piscataqua River.

Ballet New England

Ballet New England is as a pre-professional fine art school of dance and professional ballet company that performs an eclectic repertoire of classical, 20th century and contemporary choreography throughout New England.

Seacoast Trolley

Seacoast Trolley provides narrated, historical tours of the communities of Portsmouth, New Castle and Rye, NH. Mid-June through Labor Day, Seacoast Trolley offers scenic tours along a picturesque 17-mile panorama that includes area beaches, parks and services.

Smuttynose Brewing Company

Smuttynose Brewing Company is New Hampshire’s leading craft brewery, located in the historic seacoast city of Portsmouth. Tours available.

Redhook Brewery

Redhook Brewery— The Portsmouth brewery of the craft beer originally founded in Seattle offers daily tours and tastings.

New England Dragway

The premier outdoor entertainment attraction for the entire family. New England Dragway featuring everything from thundering top fuel dragsters, fire-breathing jet powered funny cars and a place to see what your car can really do. There is always something for the entire family.

For a great day of fun and family entertainment, New England Dragway is the place to be! Providing excitement for over 40 years. With an ongoing commitment to enhancing the motorsports experience, everyone must visit us and see why New England Dragway is called New Hampshire's power playground.

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