Buckroe Beach & Park

About Beach Reopening

Update May 28, 2020: Beginning Friday, May 29, city beaches at Buckroe, Fort Monroe, Salt Ponds and Grandview are open for swimming, sunbathing and playing in the sand. Hampton’s outside parks continue to be open and available to those who want to go walking. Residents are reminded to practice social distancing by staying 6 feet away from each other. Staff will periodically monitor the city’s beaches (Buckroe, Grandview, Salt Ponds, Fort Monroe) to break up groups of more than 10. More information.

About the Park

Buckroe Beach Lifeguard standBuckroe Beach and Park borders the magnificent Chesapeake Bay with three-quarters of a mile of clean beach. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day through Labor Day 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Available for rent are three picnic shelters with nine tables and 1 grill each; an observation pier with a shelter; and a stage pavilion for community events, private events and entertainment. A spacious nautical-themed playground will entertain the children. There are large restroom facilities with outdoor showers next to the playground and ample open space year round. Note: No electricity or water is available at the shelters.

No dogs or other pets are allowed on the boardwalk, on the beach, or in the park area on the bay side of First Street from May 15 to Sept 15. Park rangers are on duty year-round.

Recreation: Hampton Watersports & Concessions rents jet skis, kayaks and paddleboards on the beach. Visit their website to reserve water equipment. They also offer hot food to go, cold beverages, ice cream, snacks and bags of ice. Picnic tables are available for customers. They are open Memorial Day to Labor Day.


Hampton Watersports Rentals


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Additional information

  • The beach is closed during inclement weather.
  • No alcoholic beverages are permitted.
  • Swimming beyond the swim buoys is prohibited.
  • No plastic foam coolers are allowed.
  • No tents or portable gazebos are allowed.
  • Dogs and all other pets, except service animals, are prohibited in all areas of park and beach — including the green space, facilities, boardwalk, and beach — from May 15 to Sept. 15.
  • All dogs must be on a leash during allowed dates.
  • No personal watercraft, fishing, or scuba diving gear are permitted.
  • No open fires; this includes portable grills, fire pits, and hot oil cooking or deep frying.
  • Skateboards and bicycles are allowed on the bike path only.
  • No person shall ride or lead any horse or similar animal.
  • No littering is allowed.
  • No radio or remote-controlled vehicles, including drones, are allowed.
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
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Watersports recreation

For recreation on the water, Hampton Watersports rents jet skis, kayaks & paddleboards on the beach. Reserve water equipment or book a tour. They also offer hot food to go, cold beverages, ice cream, snacks and bags of ice. Picnic tables are available for customers. They are open Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Additional information

  • Beach closed during inclement weather.
  • No alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • Swimming beyond swim buoys prohibited.
  • No styrofoam coolers allowed.
  • No tents or portable gazebos allowed.
  • Dogs and other pets, except service animals, are prohibited in all areas of the park and beach, including the greenspace, facilities, boardwalk, and beach May 15-Sept. 15.
  • All dogs must be on a leash during allowable dates.
  • No personal watercraft, fishing, or scuba diving gear are permitted.
  • No open fires, including portable grills, fire pits, and hot oil cooking or deep frying.
  • Skateboards and bicycles allowed on bike path only.
  • No person may ride or lead any horse or similar animal.
  • No littering.
  • No radio or remote-controlled vehicles, including drones.
  • Feeding wildlife is prohibited.
  • No person may in any way alter, damage, remove, or deface any park property, including plant vegetation, equipment, and park structures.