Date Of Event: May 20, 2018
Location: Hampton Beach, 160 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH (about an hour north of Boston, MA and an hour northeast of Nashua, NH)
Hours: Hampton Beach is open everyday. The beach is closed from 1 a.m. until sunrise.
Parking: Parking cost me $2 an hour during my visit (pre-Memorial Day). There are various parking options and rates at Hampton Beach. You can find the parking rates here. There are also several parking lots that generally charge $20 for all day parking during the late spring and summer seasons.
Handicapped Accessible: Yes
Dog Friendly: Yes
Highlights: kites, kite flying
- Recently, “kite day” has also served as the “Kites Against Cancer” event in which funds are raised to fight cancer (the event was cancelled this year)
- In addition to the visitors kites, the beach staff tie up several jumbo sized kites of their own
Website: Kites Against Cancer
Related Post: Kites Against Cancer 2017
The next time tells you to go fly a kite. Don’t take it personal. Just head over to Hampton Beach.
Hampton Beach held their annual “Kite Day” event last weekend. The Kite Day event usually serves as the day of the Kites Against Cancer event. But, due to forecasts of potential of rainstorms and thunderstorms (and very high winds), the Kites Against Cancer event was cancelled. Hopefully, the vent was merely postponed for another date (I will keep you all updated on my Facebook page if it does change dates). You can learn more about the charity this event supports and make a donation at the Beyond The Rainbow website.
The high winds, perhaps too high, made for some great kite plying weather. It also helped cool down the visitors at the beach. The photos of the waves at the beach give a little evidence of the high winds that day.
Did I mention it was windy? Well, there were some brave souls who decided to fly their kites despite the strong winds.
And, of course, the staff at Hampton Beach did a great job making sure their kites stayed up in the air despite the…well, you know.
What the event lacked in kites, it made up for in dogs. There were dogs everywhere!
Baxter, a 5 year old Boxer mix rescue, was having fun playing in the sand.
Brady is a 2 year old Boxer. Say what you want, Tom has nothing on this Brady.
Razz, a 3 year old Jack Russell mix, I especially liked his black and white face.
Brutus is a 1 and a half year old English Bulldog. I don’t know what’s cutest about him. The wrinkles, the tongue out or the cute little legs!
Jackson, a 1 year old mixed breed, struck a pose for me during his walk.
Kobe is a 16 month old Great Dane. But, the real question is, can he dunk? Scratch that. At his height I would say most definitely.
Goober is a 10 year old mixed breed who loves to play in the water.
Pearl, a 6 year old English Springer Spaniel, is a gem of a dog!
If all this wasn’t enough, I arrived at the parking lot just in time to see the parade of trucks making their way to the 45th Annual Hampton Beach Tow and Trade Show. This yearly event begins with a convoy of trucks, and a few wayward car drives who got mixed up in it making their way to the park for the event. The neighbors must love all of the honking and diesel fumes at 10 a.m. on a Saturday. Actually, a few of them did as you can see in the video below. As an fyi, it is over 12 minutes long.
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