Seacoast Beaches

There are 5 State Park beaches along the New Hampshire seacoast. Below is some information that might assist in planning your visit to the coast. 

Seacoast Beach Lifeguard Schedule

State Beach Lifeguard Operating Dates Lifeguard Hours
Wallis Sands
May 28th through September 5th
10 am to 5 pm daily
Jenness
May 28th through August 21st
10 am to 4:45 pm daily
Hampton
June 11th through September 5th
9 am to 5:30 pm daily
North Beach
June18th through Mid-August
10 am to 5 pm daily
North Hampton
June 18th through Mid-August
10 am to 4:45 pm daily

Seacoast Beaches Parking Options

For information about parking options at Seacoast Beaches, visit our Parking Options web page.

Beach Warning Flag System

Please note that flags can change throughout the day depending on current conditions, so check the flags frequently.


Rip Currents

For more information about rip currents, please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service website.   Download in English | Download in Spanish | Download in French

Beach Advisories

For information on beach advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services website page on Beach Advisories.

Visiting With Your Pet

Pets are restricted seasonally at most of our seacoast beaches. They are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to September 30. Pets are allowed on beaches from October 1 to April 30. Note: Pets are prohibited year-round at North Hampton State Beach.
State Beach Pets Not Allowed Pets Allowed
Wallis Sands
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
Jenness
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
Hampton
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
North Beach
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
North Hampton
Year-round
N/A
Animals must be on a standard or rectractable leash not greater than 6 feet in length. Animal owners shall clean up any waste eliminated by their animals and place it in a trash can or remove it off-site. See our Visiting With Pets webpage for more information.

Boating Access Options

For information about boating in New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game boating webpage.