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Hampton Beach State Park Meters Are Now Pay and Display

(Hampton Beach, NH - March 29, 2012) – The New Hampshire Division of Parks and Recreation announces that the parking pay systems have been converted from a Park and Pay to a Pay and Display system. This conversion is a result of issues with the machines communicating accurate information to the ticketing software. The meters will still accept cash, coins and credit/debit cards and will issue a receipt for payment. Visitors must place this receipt face up on their dashboard to avoid being ticketed.

The meters will be in operation for the season beginning on Sunday, April 1st. Parking will be at a reduced rate of $1.00/hour for the month of April and while in operation after October 1st. From May 1st through October 1st, the meters will be at a rate of $2.00/hour.

Visitors to Hampton Beach State Park will find the new North and South Bathhouses, as well as the Visitor’s Center and Seashell bathrooms open with operating hours of 8am – 4pm with increasing hours as the season progresses. Park staff will be on hand to help visitors with the parking pay systems and ensure the park is maintained on a daily basis.  A full operating schedule will be available at  

With the most spectacular ocean backdrop and panoramic views, the newly completed Oceanfront Pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park is the perfect venue for an unforgettable occasion.