Hampton Harbor Inlet

About this Location

Hampton Harbor Inlet lies south of Hampton Beach State Park. A bridge on NH-1A crosses the inlet. 

About Hampton Harbor

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Though most people know Hampton for the miles of beach that draw scores of beachgoers, fishermen, and surfers, they are overlooking a fine harbor that serves as a great base for exploring the Seacoast and Isles of Shoals and is a great destination itself.

Hampton Harbor, about 10 miles southwestward of Portsmouth Harbor and 1.5 miles southward of Great Boars Head, is an inlet formed by the confluence of Hampton River and Blackwater River and other rivers, sloughs, and creeks that drain the extensive area of salt marsh to the westward of Hampton, Seabrook, and Salisbury Beaches.


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Hampton Harbor Official Website

Last updated October 23, 2023