Hampton Beach Will Not Be Open for Memorial Day Weekend
If you have the tradition of going to Hampton Beach for Memorial Day weekend, you might want to re-think your plans. Hampton Beach and all NH beaches will not be open.
According to a report from WMUR, NH Governor Chris Sununu said the beaches are not ready to open. He said that he is waiting to see what other nearby states are doing and he may give the okay to open on June 1st.
The Shark has spoken to the Governor on many occasions and he is weighing all the scenarios of re-opening the beaches. Massachusetts has over 87,000 cases (87,925) and I'm sure he is concerned with people coming to NH from there.
Summer rentals on Hampton Beach are just waiting for the green light, but right now, they are still no go. WMUR reports property owners usually have a lot more rentals on the books, however, this year is very different. Bob Preston of Preston Real Estate Sales & Rentals said this in the report:
We got off to a good start this year....... We did 1,200 reservations in January and February, and then it just stopped.
Last weekend, my husband and I drove up and down the coast and Hampton, which is usually bustling with action, was definitely quieter than normal. I was surprised, however, at the number of cars and people walking around, enjoying the fresh air. There was just no one on the beach. We did witness a group of people who were sitting on the beach get kicked out by the police patrolling the area. It was sad, but we will be able to do that again soon. The waiting is the hardest part!