Hampton Beach State Park

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160 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH 03842
603-227-8707 (Lifeguards)
603-227-8700 (Parking Information)
603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8722 (General Inquiries)

A live webcam of Hampton Beach can be found at, Beach Cam Hampton Beach

Find Additional Seacoast Beaches and Parks Here:

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

Odiorne Point State Park
Rye Harbor State Park

Activities and Amenities

Hampton Beach State Park provides year-round recreation, with Atlantic ocean-front facilities situated along miles of sandy beach. Activities in the park include swimming, fishing, picnicking, and RV camping with full hook-ups in the campground.

Operating Schedule

Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

Hampton Beaches: Operating Hours
   Metered Parking starts April 1, 2022 8 am-midnight
   Haverhill St. Bathhouse 
   (M St.) Closes for the season 10/31
7:30 am-7:30 pm
   Marine Memorial Bathhouse 
   (A St.) open year round
7:30 am-7:00 pm
   North Beach Bathhouse 
   (High St.) open year round
8:00 am-6:30 pm
   Seashell Bathhouse 
   (beach side)
Closed for the season
   South Pavilion Bathhouse 
   (F St.) open year round
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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.

Visiting With Your Pet

Pets are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to September 30. Pets are allowed on the beach from October 1 to April 30. 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.
Equestrians: Riding in the Off-Season
Horseback riding is permitted on Hampton Beach from October 1 - April 30. Parking is available at the South Beach lot. Contact the park directly or see our administrative rules for more information.


Metered parking is located throughout the coast along Route 1A from Hampton to Rye. Most spots are managed by multi-space pay stations. Spots managed by multi-space pay stations require a receipt to be posted on the dashboard of your vehicle. 

Restaurants, entertainment, and other services are offered along Rt. 1A. The park is close to many area attractions, including whale watching and saltwater fishing charter boats.

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. Help keep the beaches clean and dispose of cigarette butts in the appropriate receptacles. 

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

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

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