Photos by Karen Raynes

What You Can Do


October 30, 2023 Hampton Beach State Park Accessibility Study Advisory Committee  held its first meeting called by Johanna Lyons, State Parks Planner, on Oct 27th.  The purpose of the meeting was to present an overview and objectives, and to elect a Committee Chair.  Meredith Collins, supervisor of the Seacoast State Parks, was chosen.  In addition to representatives from State Parks, the committee also includes members from the Governor’s Council on Disabilities, the Blue Ocean Society, Northeast Passage, and the HBAC.  

The group reviewed the Request For Qualifications (RFQ) to provide to consultants interested in conducting the feasibility study to improve accessibility for people with disabilities at Hampton Beach State Park.  The Committee discussed the RFQ and made some suggestions for consideration.  The revised RFQ will be released on November 1st and responses are due on November 15th.  The Committee will meet again on November 29th to score the proposals and select consultants for interviews which will be conducted on December 13th.  The final report is due on October 31, 2024.

Commissioners Bushway and Preston



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Dear Hampton Community,

Have you experienced flooding at your home in Hampton? Has your home been damaged by floodwaters? Would you be interested in financial assistance to elevate or voluntarily sell your home? We want to hear from you.

The Town of Hampton, in partnership with the NH Department of Environmental Services and the Rockingham Planning Commission, is exploring the feasibility of administering federal funding for a voluntary home elevation and property acquisition reimbursement program on behalf of Hampton residents whose homes are at risk of flooding.

The purpose of this survey is to better understand residents’ interest in this type of program. This survey will also be used to identify resources that would be needed to adequately support both property owners who are interested and renters who would be impacted. The questions will ask about your experiences with flooding, your housing situation, and preferences for reducing future risk of flood damage. This survey should take you 15-20 minutes to complete. 

This is an anonymous, voluntary survey. You have the option to share your name, contact information, and address if you are interested in learning more about voluntary building elevation and voluntary property acquisition assistance.

Click here to take the survey: 

Please complete this survey by Friday, November 30th. You are welcome to distribute the survey link to other Hampton residents. Thank you in advance for your time and willingness to share your experiences and perspectives. 

If you have any questions, please contact Hampton’s Coastal Resilience Coordinator, Tori Bamford at or (603) 758-1516.

Next HBAC Commissioners’ meeting:  

 January 25, 2024, 7PM  Selectmens’ Meeting Room – Hampton Town Office                   unless an emergency issue arises.                This is due to the fact that our regularly scheduled meetings in November in December are impacted by the Holidays.–  





Read These to be More Informed:


Town of Hampton Master Plan

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HBAC Master Plan Environment Update 2023 is now available on our function page!


HBAC past meeting minutes

Look back into the HBAC meeting minutes to learn how we got to where we are now. Click here to view past minutes on the town website.

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