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We are studying ways to make Hampton Beach State Park more comfortable for all visitors, regardless of differences in ability. This feasibility study will address facilities, programs and amenities at Hampton Beach State Park.

Project Area

The project area is shown in the map below and includes nearly 3.5 miles of shoreline and beach from South Beach to High Street. 

Project Information

Hampton Beach State Park includes the following accessible facilities and equipment:
  • Reserved parking spaces
  • Ramps to the beach at four locations in the Seashell area
  • A ramp and viewing platform at 18th Street
  • A concrete walkway to the beach at South Beach
  • Beach mats installed seasonally at the four ramp locations at the Seashell area
  • Accessible bathhouses
  • Accessible outdoor showers
  • Beach wheelchairs for use on a first come, first served basis
Please visit the State Parks Accessibility Page for more information on Hampton Beach and other state parks: NH State Parks - Park Accessibility
The Hampton Beach State Park Accessibility Feasibility Study will be guided by an Advisory Committee.  You can find committee meeting information on this page:
Hampton Beach State Park Accessibility Study Advisory Committee

Public Engagement


Hampton Beach State Park Community Meeting

When:  May 22, 2024, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Where: Seashell Oceanfront Pavilion - 2nd Floor

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources – Division of Parks and Recreation will host a community meeting to re-cap summer 2023 statistics and discuss upcoming summer plans and storm clean-up efforts for Hampton Beach State Park. Additionally, we will have a brief update from GPI, the consultants for the HBSP Accessibility Feasibility Study. All are welcome to attend. For more information call (603)-227-8722.

Public Information Sessions
Two meeting venues are provided for convenience. Both meetings on May 29 & 30 will contain the same content.

May 29, 2024, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Virtual Public Information Session
Microsoft Teams
Join the meeting now
Meeting ID: 291 817 601 785
Passcode: 9EmwUc

Dial-in by phone
+1 603-931-4944, 724364097# United States, Concord
Phone conference ID: 724 364 097#

May 30, 2024
In-Person Public Information Session
5:30pm Open House Poster Session
6:00pm-7:00pm Presentation and Workshop
Seashell Conference Room
170 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton NH

Directions to Seashell Complex


Please Take This Short Survey and Tell Us About Your Experience at Hampton Beach State Park:


Project Schedule

This project was initiated in March 2024 and will be complete by October 31, 2024.
See project timeline here

For more information, contact Johanna Lyons, NH State Park Planning and Development Specialist

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