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North Beach

920 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: 603-227-8722
603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8700 (Parking Information)

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North Beach is a great family location with an Atlantic ocean-front setting - its sandy beach is ideal for swimming and picnicking. Amenities at the beach include a bathhouse, which is open year-round. Metered parking is available. Pay stations that are located at State Beaches accept cash and coins as well as credit and debit cards. There are pay meters along a small part of North Beach that accepts coins only. Prior to visiting the NH seacoast, familiarize yourself with the Seacoast Beach information as well as Seacoast Beach parking options.

Operating Schedule

Metered Parking is enforced daily 8:00 am to midnight including holiday from April 1 through November 1.

The bathhouse at North Beach is open year round.  The operating hours from April 1 through October 31 are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm daily.  During the off-season (November 1 through May 22) operating hours will be from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Lifeguarding Schedule: Lifeguards are on duty from June 21 through August 21. Lifeguard hours are 10 am to 5:15 pm daily.

Fee Full Time Operating Hours Closing
North Beach
4/1 - 9/2 N/A
Parking Meters
$1 per hr (4/1 - 4/30 & after 10/1)
$2 per hr (5/1 - 10/1)
4/1 - 11/1 8am - midnight
N/A Year-round
4/1- 10/31  8am-8pm
11/1-3/31  8am-6:30pm
6/21 - 8/21 10am - 5:15pm

*Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.


North Beach uses a "Pay & Display" parking system. The fee for parking at the park is $2.00 per hour from May 1st though October 1st and $1.00 per hour from April 1st through April 30th and after October 1st. The pay-stations accept credit cards and quarters and bills and allows the visitor to choose the amount of time needed. After you validate your transaction and receive a receipt, place this receipt face up on your dashboard. Parking tickets are issued to those in violation. For more information or any other questions regarding parking. (603-227-8700)

Are pets allowed at North Beach?

Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Beach Advisories

For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.


Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs. (603-227-8722)

Additional Seacoast Beaches

Hampton Beach State Park
Jenness Beach State Park
North Hampton State Beach
Wallis Sands State Park