Permits for state parks in Maine. Think is NH too. Salisbury and Rye are right there near Hampton too. State park fees are waived for 65+ for Maine seniors.
NH Beach sold his house and moved to a place a block or so from Hampton Beach , he's there a lot. Pulled some nice finds over the years from watching his vids..( which are a good source to see the beach conditions on). I don't think I've ever seen him use a PI detector .
I'd like to go down there too. Not sure about on street parking there but there is a state park on that beach with a lot , you just have to detect over the line.
I was referring to OOB with the parking off season,,,have to be there really early , parking fills in fast. Lots of it but very crowded scene. All day parking is available in the Ocean Ave Lots , mostly closed off season too.
Shallow slope , no rocks.
Off season , I can park a block or closer , and they pull the meters too ! No running back to feed the beast. Fresh drops are missing but it's a huge beach.
There's another access at the north end in Pine Point . with municipal lot a few feet from the sand, no fee off season . It's small and fills up WAY early. but nada now.
On street only after snow fills in.
The negative low tides are during the night in season and state parks close from dusk to 9am so the public beaches are the only show for minus tides.
I was in the house band in a OOB beach hotel (Yup, Son's Of The Beach) and was there every holiday week . plus after retirement I worked the gate at a campground at Pine Point so it's like going home . But I got really sick of the crowds when staying there.