Seacoast Beaches

Effective 6/25/2020: In accordance with seacoast beach reopening guidance, the CPA Parking Lot, commonly referred to as the South Lot, will be closed for parking after 8 PM. Vehicles will be ticketed after 9 PM. Additionally, the Hampton Beach State Park will close at 9 PM. Thank you for your cooperation

NH State Park seacoast beaches, bathrooms and parking are open as of June 1, 2020 With Restrictions

This includes Hampton Beach State Park (Seashell, South Beach and North Beach), North Hampton State Beach, Jenness State Beach and Wallis Sand State Park.
Sunbathing and other traditional beach activities may resume on seacoast beaches, effective June 5, 2020. Beachgoers must still remain 6 feet from other groups.
Those heading to our seacoast beaches should note that current parking restrictions will remain in effect.

Parking at Hampton Beach

All NH State Park lots will provide parking at 50 percent capacity beginning June 1, 2020. Sections of Oceanfront Blvd. are restricted to pedestrian traffic only.
Dropping off of passengers and items in parking areas is not permitted and is subject to a fine.
Day use parking reservations are now availble for Wallis Sands and Hampton Sounth Beach parking lots at,
Metered parking areas are open and operating at 50 percent capacity.

See Hampton Beach Parking and Traffic Map

Hampton Beach State Park's North and South Bathhouses are now open. Check signs for up-to-date bathhouse operating hours.

Seacoast State Parks are hiring

Are you looking for a rewarding summer job at the beach. It's not all sun and fun, but its a great experience and its on the beach. We are hiring. Openings are available in maintenance, park crew, meter patrol, ocean rescue at all seacoast state parks.

Interested applicants can contact or call 227-8722.


Seacoast Beach Lifeguard Schedule

State Beach Lifeguard Operating Dates Lifeguard Hours
Wallis Sands June 1 through September 5th 10 am to 5 pm daily
Jenness June 1 through mid-August 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily
Hampton  June 1 through thru Seafood Festival, September 13 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily
North Beach* June 1 through Mid-August 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
North Hampton* June 1 through Mid-August 10:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. daily

*Due to the early return to school by a large percentage of lifeguard staff the end dates at North Beach and North Hampton State Beach most likely will be in late August.

Beach Warning Flag System

Please note that flags can change throughout the day depending on current conditions, so check the flags frequently.


Rip Currents

For more information about rip currents, please visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service website.   Download in English | Download in Spanish | Download in French

Beach Advisories

For information on beach advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services website page on Beach Advisories.

Visiting With Your Pet

Pets are restricted seasonally at most of our seacoast beaches. They are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to September 30. Pets are allowed on beaches from October 1 to April 30. Note: Pets are prohibited year-round at North Hampton State Beach.
State Beach Pets Not Allowed Pets Allowed
Wallis Sands May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
North Beach
May 1 - September 30
October 1 - April 30
North Hampton
Animals must be on a standard or rectractable leash not greater than 6 feet in length. Animal owners shall clean up any waste eliminated by their animals and place it in a trash can or remove it off-site. See our Visiting With Pets webpage for more information.

Seacoast Beaches Parking Options

For information about parking options at Seacoast Beaches, visit our Parking Options web page.

Boating Access Options

For information about boating in New Hampshire, visit the New Hampshire Fish and Game boating webpage.