9th Annual Kites Against Cancer-Fun for everyone

Kites of all colors will fill the sky above Hampton Beach as a sign of hope and support for those affected by cancer at Exeter Hospital’s 9th annual Kites Against Cancer event. This community event will be held on Sunday, May 21st from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Hampton Beach (near the Oceanfront Pavilion).  The event kicks off with Zumba® at 11 a.m. followed by family-friendly activities including kite flying and decorating, face painting, raffles, refreshments, music provided by Z107, and more.  Proceeds from the event benefit The Beyond the Rainbow Fund at Exeter Hospital providing financial assistance and support to patients in need at Exeter Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care. Special kites available the day of the event, as well as in advance at various Seacoast locations beginning in mid-April.  Participants will receive a complimentary kite with a $10 donation. Individuals are encouraged to decorate their kites or personalize in honor or in memory of a loved one.  For more information, visit www.unitedinwellness.org or call 603-580-6668.

Farr’s Famous Chicken at Hampton Beach Opens for Season March 31st

It’s never too early to drive to the beach and grab a bite!

Farr’s Famous Chicken, at Hampton Beach, is tickled to be opening for the 2017 Season with pre-season hours.

Opening on March 31st, 2017 ​at 11:00am

Preseason hours: Please check out website for preseason hours as we will be closed on Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s in April and early May. Website http://www.farrshamptonbeach.com/

Serving award winning breakfast weekends until 11am
Located at
43 Ashworth Avenue, Hampton, NH

On the corner of C Street & Ashworth Ave.

So stop by and enjoy some delectable meals in a comfortable environment.

Hampton Beach Easter Egg Dig, 2017

The Easter Bunny will be hopping down to Hampton Beach for our annual Easter Egg Dig on Saturday, April 8th! Come join us with pail and shovel in hand as we hunt down those hidden eggs! Join us before hand at the Easter Bunny Breakfast located at the Village Preschool from 8- 10:30 AM.

When: Saturday, April 8th

Where: Main Beach at Seashell Stage

Time: Easter Bunny Breakfast 8-10:30 AM – Be sure to get your belly’s filled up with a delicious breakfast sponsored by Hampton’s Village Pre School (200 High Street), from 8-10:30 then hop on over to the beach with your pail and shovel.

Easter Egg Dig 11 AM

Bring: Pail and Shovel

Cost: FREE

Book your summer vacation now – rentals are available

Several units available this summer at properties in Hampton and Seabrook Beach.  All units are right across the street from the beach with ocean views! Walking distance to all of Hampton Beach’s most popular attractions, including great restaurants and the Casino.

282 Portsmouth Ave (Seabrook Beach) – Homeaway 910895:

Beautiful 4 bedroom, harbor view beach house (hot tub for beautiful sunsets), see homeaway listing above for pics/pricing.

282 Portsmouth Ave (Seabrook Beach) – Homeaway 3527813:

Newly renovated 2 bedroom unit, see homeaway listing above for pics/pricing.

131 Ocean Blvd (Hampton Beach) – Homeaway 398545 or 398547:

3 Bedroom Townhouses available right on the strip, above the Rexall Drugstore, see homeaway listings above for pics/pricing.

Please email beachsidelucky@comcast.net for more details on any of the units above (please reference what you are interested in).


2017 Annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Hampton Beach, NH

Thank you for taking the Plunge
and for supporting Special Olympics!
We want the Plunge to be a simple and fun experience for everyone.  Follow the steps below and you’ll be ready for your first Plunge!  Have questions or concerns along the way…we’re here to help!

1. Register

  • You must pay a $50 fee (non-refundable) when registering which counts toward your fundraising minimum of $350.
  • A Plunger is a person who goes into the water at the Plunge.  A Pampered Penguin does not.

2. Fundraise

  • Create a fundraising page and share it with everyone you know!
  • The most important step to raising money is asking.  If you don’t ask, people won’t donate to your Plunge.  Ask everyone you know…friends, family, co-worker, employer, your dentist, trainer, mailman…EVERYONE!
  • Looking for a little motivation?  Check out our incentives or watch a video about Special Olympics New Hampshire athletes Bonnie, Jasmine and Charlie.
  • Click here for details.

3. Check-In

  • Everyone must check-in before 11am on Plunge Day.
  • Go to a remote check-in site to avoid long lines on Plunge Day.
  • If you are under 18, a parent/guardian must sign your waiver.
  • Click here for details.

4. Plunge

  • Bring loose, warm clothes to change into after you Plunge.
  • Wear something on your feet (old sneakers, wool socks) when you Plunge.
  • Get dressed up.  This year’s theme is under the sea!
  • Click here for details.

We’re here to Help!

  • Call us at (603) 624-1250.
  • Text Bridget Carleton at (603) 969-9572.
  • Email Bridget Carleton at BridgetC@sonh.org.

Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/PP/firsttime.aspx for more information, to register, or Frequently Asked Questions.

2017 High School Penguin Plunge Hampton Beach, NH

 High School Plunge

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

You’ve registered, you’ve raised money, you’ve checked-in…
now it’s time to PLUNGE!

Plungers can arrive at Hampton Beach any time after 9am. We recommend that Plungers arrive by 10am if you have not already checked-in or by 11am if you have already checked-in at one of our remote check-in sites.

There are several metered parking lots available along the beach (meters aren’t active during the winter). There are also several parking lots along the side streets, as well as behind the Casino. If you need to check in, head to the Ashworth by the Sea Hotel. If you’ve already checked-in, go directly to the Casino Ballroom.
Plungers and their guests (all must have wristbands) relax at the Casino Ballroom before the Plunge.  At 11:30 the Costume Parade will take place on the street directly in front of the Casino Ballroom.
After the Costume Parade, Plungers head to the changing tents located on the boardwalk. There are three separate changing areas (male, female and faculty/staff). Plungers are assigned to a wave (which limits the number of people taking the Plunge at one time) during check-in. We recommend that Plungers do not leave valuables in the changing tents.
Each wave will be called separately. When a wave is called, those Plungers move from the Casino Ballroom to a staging area on the beach where the countdown begins. You should bring only items that you will take with you into the water into the staging area. When the timer hits zero, the wave runs down the beach and Plunges into the Atlantic Ocean!
As you exit the water, you will be handed a towel and directed back to the changing tents. After putting on dry clothes, you can walk across the street to the Casino Ballroom where soup and hot comfort foods will be waiting.
After all waves have Plunged, there will be an award ceremony in the Casino Ballroom.
Visit http://www.sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/HS/day.aspx for more information, to register, or for Frequently Asked Questions.

NH Seacoast Winter Holiday Festivals, Tree Lightings & Parades

Hampton, NH

“Celebrate Hampton” Annual Christmas Parade – December 3, 2016

The annual Hampton Christmas Parade has become the 2nd largest parade in New Hampshire.

Creating a family style Christmas, the parade is made up of marching bands, floats, entertainers, civic and military groups, youth groups and local businesses. Previous years we have had the Stanley Cup and the Clydesdales. Begins at 1PM and travels down Route 1 beginning in North Hampton. Parade finishes at the Galley Hatch Restaurant. Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/experiencehampton/

Rye, NH

Annual Rye Christmas Parade, December 4th, 2016 beginning at 1PM.

The Rye Fire Department and Rye Lions Club invite you to celebrate the Holiday Season. The parade will form behind Webster at Rye, 795 Washington Road and will march along Washington Road to the Rye Junior High School Trophies will be awarded to the winning entries. This year’s theme is A Frosty New England Holiday.

Portsmouth, NH

Bring the kids to share the excitement of Christmas at the annual countdown of the lighting of the Christmas tree in Market Square!  After the tree is lit, stay to watch the beautifully illuminated Christmas parade march down Islington Street and through Market Square. This year’s parade will include a food drive to support three local food pantries. Everyone is encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to place in one of the shopping carts pushed by volunteers along the parade route.

Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with the countdown for lighting the Christmas tree. The Portsmouth Middle School Band will play holiday tunes and Christmas Carols at the parade platform and the tree will be lit at 5:30 p.m. The parade will then begin at Plaza 800 on Islington Street at 6 p.m., marching towards Market Square and ending at the South Mill Pond parking lot.

Vernis Jackson and the City’s African Burying Ground Committee and volunteers are this year’s Grand Marshal for the Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade and Food Drive. In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is reserved for Sunday, December 6th.

Website; www.portsmouthnh.com/event/portsmouth-christmas-parade/

Seabrook, NH

The 3rd Annual Seacoast Christmas parade is on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Seabrook, NH. More information: www.facebook.com

Winter Parking Ban Hampton, North Hampton, NH

Yes. It’s that time of the year and the Hampton Police Department wants to remind residents and visitors that our winter parking ban goes into effect on Nov. 15, 2012 through
March 15, 2013 between the hours of 1 and 7 a.m.

The winter parking ban prohibits on-street parking during the above dates
and times. Any vehicle found in violation of the ban is subject to a parking
ticket with a standard fine of $30.

You do not have to pay for parking at metered parking until April 1, 2017, however, the parking ban does apply to those spots.


North Hampton, NH Parking Ban – Winter parking ban goes into effect November 15th to April 15th. Any vehicle parked on the Towns right of way between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Ashworth By The Sea Winter Hours Nov. – March

November and December, February and March:

Hotel is closed from Sunday-Thursday and re-opens at 3:30PM each Friday. The hotel remains open for events and overnight rooms Friday night and Saturday night only and closed at 1:30pm on Sunday.

Wharfside Café is closed on Friday and open on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30am-11:30am – Subject to change.

Breakers Restaurant and also the Lounge is open from 3:30pm-12am Friday and from 11:30am-12am on Saturday.

The DJ plays both Friday and Saturday night from 9am-12am.

January: Hotel is closed in its entirety.

Hotel will be closed for Christmas weekend but open for NYE weekend (Friday and Saturday). The hotel throws a New Year’s Eve bash on NYE.

Hotel is aiming to re-open on Friday, April 1, 2017 for the season!

Enjoy Hampton Beach, 24/7-365.