I grew up in a lower middle class family in a small town in New Hampshire. Both of my parents worked two jobs and that money went primarily to rent, gas, and food. We didn’t often take vacations unless it was to visit my grandparents in Florida. However, every summer we managed to make our way to the beach.
New Hampshire only has 18 miles of coastline and much of it is inaccessible due to all the privately owned homes that line the scenic roadway. But Hampton Beach- a little over a mile long- is a public area open to everyone.