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NH State Beach Patrol

Ocean Lifeguards

Our Mission

The New Hampshire State Beach Patrol (NHSBP) - Ocean Lifeguards are committed to protecting and serving the patrons of the beautiful New Hampshire State Park seacoast beaches. The New Hampshire seacoast sees millions of visitors each year. The Ocean Lifeguards prioritize the safety of all visitors, and work closely with local and state safety organizations to promote beach safety education for the public. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that the seacoast of New Hampshire becomes one of the safest premier beaches to visit in the country.

About Us

When fully staffed, the New Hampshire State Beach Patrol has2023-Team-Photo-edited-(3).jpg
75-80 staff members.The age of our crew ranges from 16 to 70. Our employees represent a diversity of backgrounds from college athletes, teachers, current students, and more!


Chief: Patrick
603-227-8706 (Office), - 603-717-6108 (Cell)
Deputy Chief: Owen Buck
Captain: Jeff Kelley, Captain: Nick Africano
Lieutenant: Rachel Murphy Lieutenant: Sean Taylor, 
Lieutenant: Kendall Kaspar Lieutenant: Bobby Farrell, 
Lieutenant: Harry Brown 

Current Conditions


Check Beach Advisories
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Need to Know Information

What We Do: By the Numbers



In the Community

Beach Wheelchairs

Our wheelchairs are FREE to rent on a first come, first serve basis. We require a form of ID which we will hold until you return with the chair.

  • Hampton Beach State Park, Seashell Area
    • Beach wheelchairs are available at the Hampton Beach first aid room in the Seashell building daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, and at Hampton South Beach, inquire at the tollbooth or park store
    • Access ramps and mats across the soft sand to almost the high tide mark
  • Hampton Beach State Park, North Beach Area
    • Ramp and platform at 18th Street access, platform may be inundated by high tide
  • North Hampton State Beach
    • Access ramp, beach is unmodified surface with significant obstacles
  • Jenness State Beach
    • Access ramp, beach is unmodified surface with significant obstacles
  • Wallis Sands State Park
    • Seasonal access mat installed to mean high tide mark

Community Outreach

Water Safety Day

Water Safety Day started in 2015 as a public outreach program that sheds light upon the key safety aspects of visiting an NH State Park and its many oceanfront beaches, lakes, and rivers. There is also an environmental component that emphasizes awareness and conservation.


This year, the event takes place on August 2, and runs from 11 am – 4 pm and will be on the sand in front of the Seashell Complex at Hampton Beach State Park, Main Beach. The address is 180 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH.  There will be public safety and environmental booths on the sand directly in front of the NH State Park Headquarters. Representatives will be present to discuss their agency's role in the safety aspects of visiting a destination that features a body of water on the property. There will be demonstrations by the respective participants including water rescue demonstrations and fun, interactive events for children.  Our goal is to have all patrons enjoy our beautiful parks and have a fun, summer season.

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172 Pembroke Road Concord, NH 03301