Located near the center of the New Hampshire coastline, Hampton has something to offer everyone. A thriving business community, Hampton is the 16th largest community in the state. Local shops and restaurants abound, and major manufacturing and technology centers like Foss Manufacturing and Lilly Software also call Hampton home. Everything from supermarkets to unique local shops and fine restaurants can be found along Hampton's stretch of Route 1. Within a few blocks of this busy stretch of road lies the town office, the library, schools and one of the town's two fire stations.
Hampton's beaches account for about one third of the New Hampshire coastline. Hampton's North Beach is largely hidden from view by a mile-long storm wall and level sidewalk, which provides a splendid walking opportunity. At any time of the year, when the surf is up, this is the place to go to see the Seacoast's active community of surfers catching a wave on this surf-tossed shoreline.