This sandy, oceanfront beach is located along Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A) in Hampton. It's a great place to come for a swim or picnic with family and friends. There is a bathhouse here for your convenience. If you are driving to the beach, you will find metered parking along Route 1A. There are lifeguards on duty from June through September, but the park is open for the season in April.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 18th, 2021. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 31st, 2021 at 2:12 PM.
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Current Weather
13°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

North Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd.

Source Information

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services monitors water quality at beaches in the state from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Water samples are collected several times a week throughout the swimming season. When advisories are issued, they are posted on the DES website and on its beach advisory Twitter feed (@NHDES_Beaches).

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when it meets water quality standards.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 88 counts of E. coli per 100ml or when the geometric mean of at least three samples collected in a 60-day period exceeds 47 counts of E. coli per 100ml of water.

A marine beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 counts of Enterococci per 100ml or when the geometric mean of at least three samples collected in a 60-day period exceeds 35 counts of Enterococci per 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when current or reliable information is unavailable.

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Water Quality Graph

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 18th, 2021. New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on August 31st, 2021 at 2:12 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
13°C
Mostly clear

This sandy, oceanfront beach is located along Ocean Boulevard (Route 1A) in Hampton. It's a great place to come for a swim or picnic with family and friends. There is a bathhouse here for your convenience. If you are driving to the beach, you will find metered parking along Route 1A. There are lifeguards on duty from June through September, but the park is open for the season in April.

Monitoring Frequency

North Beach is sampled weekly from May 27th to September 2nd.

Source Information

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services monitors water quality at beaches in the state from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Water samples are collected several times a week throughout the swimming season. When advisories are issued, they are posted on the DES website and on its beach advisory Twitter feed (@NHDES_Beaches).

Swim Guide checks for the latest information daily during the monitoring season.

A beach is marked Green when it meets water quality standards.

A freshwater beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 88 counts of E. coli per 100ml or when the geometric mean of at least three samples collected in a 60-day period exceeds 47 counts of E. coli per 100ml of water.

A marine beach is marked Red when two consecutive samples exceed 104 counts of Enterococci per 100ml or when the geometric mean of at least three samples collected in a 60-day period exceeds 35 counts of Enterococci per 100ml of water.

A beach is marked Grey when current or reliable information is unavailable.

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Water Quality Graph

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North Hampton, New Hampshire
North Hampton, New Hampshire
Hampton, New Hampshire
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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