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BEACH REGULATIONS
Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel. Persons shall obey all requests made by authorized DRED personnel in matters of public interest, public health and safety, or resources protection.
  • Failure to comply with any park regulation or request of authorized DRED personnel as described in Res 7301.03 (above) shall result in a loss of park privileges and or being evicted from state property and or additional consequences (Res 7301.04 Violations).
Hampton Beach Lifeguards are "Authorized DRED personnel" (Res 7301.02 Definitions, sec. (a)). DRED is the Department of Resources and Economic Development, which is the overarching department of the Division of Parks and Recreation to which the Hampton Beach Lifeguards belong.
The following are prohibited. Such acts include but are not limited to:
  • Digging holes to a depth greater than 12 inches or being within such a hole
(Res 7303.06 Digging; Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Tunneling or being within a tunnel
(Res 7303.06 Digging; Reckless Conduct, sec. (a); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Having a dog or other animal
(Res 7301.08 Animals, sec. (f:1))
  • Possessing glass bottles and or glass containers
(Res 7303.03 Glass Bottles; Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (b))
  • Throwing hardballs or objects while on the sand or within the water, which are likely to cause injury
(Res 7301.30 Reckless Conduct, sec. (a); Res 7301.12 Games; Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Igniting a fire on the beach or having a portable grill on the beach
(Res 7303.04 Beach Fires)
  • Surfcasting / fishing in swimming areas
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (i); Res 7301.30 Reckless Conduct, sec. (a); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Surfing without a leash that is connected to the surfer and to the surf board
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (h))
  • Skimboarding or wakeboarding upon a skim or wake board; and or using either said boards as a floatation device or to ride waves
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (f); Res 7301.30 Reckless Conduct, sec. (a); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Acting in a manner which might cause or contribute to self-injury or to the injury of others, or act in a manner that creates a situation which requires or might require assistance for themselves or others; or act in a manner that is likely or does result in damage to another's property
(Res 7301.30 Reckless Conduct, sec. (a); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Acting with the intent to bait and trap a bird, or to inflict harm upon a bird, or to capture and or to inflict harm upon a bird
(Res 7301.10 Hunting, sec. (f); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Feeding birds or other wildlife
(Res 7301.28 Feeding of Wildlife)
  • Having an inflatable in the water or floating upon an inflatable in the water
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (e))
  • Snorkeling
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (e))
  • Igniting fireworks
(Res 7301.24 Fireworks)
  • Operating a Segway or other motor vehicle as defined in RSA 259:60, I
(Res 7301.16 Motor Vehicles, sec. (a); Res 7301.02 Definitions, sec. (e))
  • Hauling, landing, or launching a boat or other watercraft onshore or using a boat, canoe, kayak or other watercraft in swimming areas
(Res 7301.17 Boats, sec. (d); Res 7303.05 Swimming and Floatation Equipment, sec. (b); Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel)
  • Soliciting, conducting commercial or non-profit activity, or canvassing
(Res 7301.13 Soliciting)
  • Entering the ocean from the beach to scuba dive or scuba diving within swimming areas
(Res 7303.07 Scuba Diving)
  • Removing rocks or sand
(Res 7301.05 Protection of Natural Features and Property)
  • Landing or launching of air-craft
(Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (k))
Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (d). The beaches shall be closed to the public between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 1/2 before sunrise, except for anglers.
Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (e). Inflatables and other floatation equipment, life jackets, face masks, diving goggles, and snorkel tubes shall not be permitted. Life preservers, life jackets, personal flotation devices, and swim fins shall be permissible for children 17 years and under, the hanicapped, and the elderly requiring additional safety equipment.
Applied Guideline:
  • If a condition exists where the use of life preservers, life jackets, personal floatation devices, or swim fins place the user, or others, in danger; or the items themselves are deemed unsafe, by the manner of their use or other reason, for the user or others, or do not meet necessary defining criteria, their use, for only this applies, shall be restricted or prohibited per Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel.
Res 7301.05 Protection of Natural Features and Property. No person shall remove, damage, deface, disturb or alter any structure, plant, marine or freshwater aquatic life with the exception of lawful fishing, natural or geological feature or property on DRED properties. No person shall introduce, abandon or leave any plant, aquatic or terrestrial life, or other foreign object or item on DRED properties without the prior written permission of the director.
Surfing is not permitted on Main Beach. There are two designated surfing districts on North Beach which alternate for use on a weekly basis. These correspond to street locations and are indicated by adjacent colored flags raised upon the beach wall. The locations are 8th–11th Streets, and 11th–14th Streets (Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, sec. (h)).
Res 7303.09 Seacoast Parks and Beaches, secs. (g), (h).
[Body Boarding]
section (g) Boogie boards shall be permitted. All boogie boards shall be equipped with a retention strap or other device to prevent the boogie board from being separated from the user. Said device shall be utilized at all times. For the purposes of this rule, boogie board means a short, lightweight surfboard used to ride waves to the shoreline.
Applied Guideline:
  • If any portion of a board is deemed a safety hazard, such as having fins or a fin, or is constructed of a hardened material, or is deemed not to be a body-board, its use shall be prohibited per Res 7301.03 Authority of DRED Personnel.
[Surfing]
section (h) Surfing and surfboards shall not be permitted except at designed areas at Hampton Beach state park, North Beach section only. All surfboards shall be equipped with a safety harness or other device to prevent a surfboard from being separated from the user. Said device shall be utilized at all times.
BEACH REGULATIONS MENU:
Daniel Ryan, Jim Deluca, & Alex Valhouli,
August 2004.
James Scully & Brett Crimmin, instructing
youths to fill in a hole, August 2004.