HAMPTON—While the actual beginning of beach season doesn’t officially begin until June 20, Buckroe kicked off beach season Memorial Day weekend by reopening its beach. Visitors to Buckroe Beach will notice some changes this summer that are part of improvements to the park and boardwalk. Construction will resume in the fall, with the projects being completed next summer.
There are new swings, recliners, and bike racks painted in vibrant colors. There are also new grass planting between the boardwalk and bike path. And there are two new accessible ramps with mobi-mats and mobi-chairs to help those with limited mobility. Simply ask any park attendant or “beach ambassador” for help with the equipment.
The popular Farmers Market at Buckroe Beach continues on Saturdays through October, and the James T. Wilson Fishing Pier is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day through New Year’s Eve, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Beaches are open from sunrise to sunset, and lifeguards are on duty May 29 through September 6, from 10am–6pm, seven days a week at Buckroe Beach and Fort Monroe—but not at Salt Ponds or Grandview beaches.
For additional information, visit the Hampton Beaches webpage.