Seniors Enjoy Oceanside Hampton

ar118069915462376Hampton is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire with a population of around 15,000.  Located beside the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton is home to Hampton Beach, a summer tourist destination. Senior visitors will find a great beach and “a whole lot more” in Hampton.

The Sand Sculpture competition is highly popular and folks from all over the country come to enjoy viewing some of the talented artistry and scenic views.

Hampton Beach State Park has a playground and an amphitheater. The Park provides year-round recreation, with Atlantic ocean-front facilities situated along miles of sandy beach. Activities in the park include swimming, fishing, picnicking, and RV camping with full hook-ups in the campground.


Situated on a Victorian farm with tours & a retail store, Smuttynose Brewing is a brewer of craft beers since 1994. And get this: 72 current beers and 63 that archived. With a name like Smuttynose, this senior would just have to check it out for myself.

Seniors Enjoy Historical Hampton

There is lots of history in Hampton. The town was settled in 1638 by a group of parishioners. It was first called the Plantation of Winnacunnet.  Named after Hampton, England, Hampton was one of four original New Hampshire townships.

It you want to know more about the history of the town, drop by the local library that makes available on its website thousands of pages of information on the history of Hampton. Their goal is to create a digital archive of Hampton’s past that will be useful to historians, genealogists, and anyone interested in the history of the community.


Seniors Also Enjoy Hampton’s Activities

The local Chamber of Commerce wants senior visitors to know that Hampton is loaded with activities. For starters take a whale watch cruise, then head for the local golf course for a round or two.  Try your luck at the nearby Ocean Gaming Casino at Hampton Beach or head out to sea on a fishing tour with Gauron Fisheries and maybe hook into something big.

Hampton History Bits is a collection of pieces of Hampton’s past, which are on exhibit around town. Artifacts together with brief text tell tiny tales to entertain and enlighten – and perhaps rekindle memories at the Tuck Historical Society & Museum.

I came across a photo of Paice Cove and you will not want to miss taking a few memorable photos of the scene. Senior travelers, bring along a good appetite as seafood abounds in the many fine restaurants in town.  -jeb

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