With a small sliver of NH coastline, North Hampton is mostly an inland town with 4300 residents. Its public beach area is North Hampton State Beach, and it is the middleman between Rye & Hampton. While smaller than its neighbors, North Hampton’s real estate market is strong and home to some beautiful luxury properties. North Hampton School serves pre-K through 8th grade, then students attend Winnacunnet High School in nearby Hampton.

Walking, Biking & Driving

Take a walk down Little Boar’s Head Seaside Trail or a drive on Ocean Boulevard along the coastline. U.S. Route One runs through North Hampton, connecting it to Rye & Hampton.

The Scene

With bustling Portsmouth, Rye & Hampton nearby, North Hampton’s local scene is quiet & tranquil. Popular local restaurants & activities include The Beach Plum, the Airfield Café, Seacoast Soups, The Juice Box, Throwback Brewery, Sagamore Golf Club, & L.L. Bean Outlet.


North Hampton was originally part of Hampton when settled in 1639. Its petition for separation from its neighbor was finally granted in 1742. Prior to separating from Hampton, it was known as “North Hill.” The Little Boar’s Head area was formerly a popular summer resort area in the 19th century with Victorian architecture.