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North Beach


920 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

Hours and Fees

Regional Park Office: 603-227-8722
Park Patrol: 603-227-8700
Lifeguards: 603-227-8707
RV Campground: 603-926-8990
Event/Group Use Coordinator: 603-227-8717

Bathhouse -
 Open 8:00am - 7:30pm

Metered Parking Schedule and Rates
Begins April 1

Citation & Parking Information

Park Operating Schedules

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting.

Off season use: This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. 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. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.
*Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Activities and amenities

Fishing Restrooms Swimming Picnic Area

About the Park

Check Beach Advisories

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.

NOTICE: The following parking regulations have been put into effect by Hampton Police Department for the State's metered spots along the sea wall on Ocean Boulevard from 6th Street to 19th Street:

  • No parking after 10 p.m.
  • No idling vehicles
  • Head-in parking only

603-227-8722 (Seacoast Office)
603-227-8700 (Parking Info)
603-227-8710 (Park Maintenance)

Parking Information

See Metered Parking & Citation Information Page

North Beach uses a "Pay & Display" parking system. 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)

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Are pets allowed at North Beach?

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

Group Use Reservations


For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit Pavilions & Group Use page.

Day Use Youth Groups


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.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility  page. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Find Additional Seacoast Beaches and Parks Here:

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

Odiorne Point State Park
Rye Harbor State Park

Additional Resources

For information about sea life visit the
New England Aquarium 
Blue Ocean Society Discovery Center

Information about Monarch Butterflies
Endangered Piping Plovers

Surfrider Foundation

Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.
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