North Beach

920 Ocean Blvd
Hampton, NH 03842
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Office)
603-227-8700 (Parking Info)
603-227-8710 (Park Maintenance)

Activities and Amenities

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 10pm
  • No idling vehicles
  • Head-in parking only

Operating Schedule

Metered Parking is enforced daily 8:00 am to midnight including holidays from April 1 through October 31.

Lifeguarding Schedule: Lifeguards are on duty is to be determined.

  Fee Full Time Gates Operating Hours Closing
North Beach N/A open N/A N/A N/A 
Parking Meters $1 per hr (4/1 - 4/30 & after 10/30)
$2 per hr (5/1 - 9/30)
  N/A TBD TBD
Bathhouse N/A 4/1/21 N/A Check Signage N/A
Lifeguards N/A   N/A
10:15 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
N/A
*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.

Fees

North Beach uses a "Pay & Display" parking system. The fee for parking at the park is $2.00 per hour from May 1st though September 30th and $1.00 per hour from April 1st through April 30th and October 31st. 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)
 

Miller State Park is located on the 2,290-foot summit and flank of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough and is the oldest state park in New Hampshire. A winding 1.3-mile paved road leading to the scenic summit is open for visitors to drive. Three main hiking trails ascend Pack Monadnock to the summit. The best known is the Wapack Trail, which is a 21-mile footpath that extends from Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham, Massachusetts to North Pack Monadnock in Greenfield. It is believed Native Americans named the area's mountains, and that "pack" means little. On clear days views reach to Mount Washington, the skyscrapers of Boston, and the Vermont hills. 

Make a Reservation

Reserve a parking spot at Miller State Park (Starting March 12, Friday - Sunday only): Visitors should make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited. Visitors who do not make a reservation will be turned away. When planning a visit, reservations must be made prior to the arrival and no later than 5PM the day of your visit. Please plan ahead in the event the parking areas reach capacity. Note: Monday-Thursday will be normal off season conditions (unstaffed, no facilities, etc.)​. Auto road will be closed if it has snow or ice on it. 

Hiking Reservations

Parks Plate and Season Pass holders are also encouraged to make reservations. There will be a limited number of parking spaces set aside for plate/pass holders. There is a $1 non-refundalble online transaction fee. For more information visit our day-use reservation page.

Operating Schedule

*Operating dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice.  For up to date hours, please call the park directly. 
Fees Dates Hours
Adults: (12 and older) $4
Children: (6-11) $2
Open March 12, 2021, Friday - Sunday 9am - 5pm 
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 may not be 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.
 
Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Park. Drone operators are not permitted to fly over or within NH State Park boundaries.