New Hampshire’s seacoast is the smallest in the United States at only 13-18 miles long, depending on the exact definition. Only six towns in this region touch the Atlantic Ocean. Fortunately, there’s a lot of beauty packed into this short stretch of coastline. From scenic ocean vistas to sandy beaches, one of the best coastal towns in New Hampshire (and the country) exemplifies oceanside life in a state known more for its mountains.

To learn more about this destination for either a day trip or a vacation stay, visit the Town of Hampton website, follow the Town of Hampton on Facebook, or plan your visit through the Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce.

I always enjoy passing through Hampton as part of a drive through the coastal towns in New Hampshire. Here’s a 22-mile road trip you can do along the seacoast, along with seven great seafood restaurants in the region to enjoy.

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