Town Accountant
  Bristol Town Beaches
Address 230 Lake Street Bristol, NH 03222
Telephone 603-744-3354
Fax 603-744-2521

A parking permit will be issued to all persons who request such permit and submit the appropriate fees as follows:

Annual Beach Permits

Annual Beach Permits may only be sold to residents and taxpayers of the Town of Bristol and Town of Bristol Employees.  Annual Beach Permits may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office or from the Beach Attendant.  A valid vehicle registration must be provided by the resident or taxpayer as proof of residency/ownership. The parking permit fee is $5.00. 

Guest Beach Permits

Guest and family members may obtain Guest Permits for the length of time they are staying with the property owner.  Guest Permits may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office only.  The property owner must verify the guest’s length of stay by submitting a verification form which may be obtained at the Town Clerk’s Office. The parking permit fee is $25.00 per week. 

Day Passes

Day Passes may be sold to non-residents as long as there are sufficient parking spaces available, which will be determined by the Beach Attendant.  Day Passes may be obtained at the beach only from the Beach Attendant. The parking permit fee is $10.00.         

All Annual Permits shall be affixed to the lower right side of the passenger side front windshield of the vehicle, for each vehicle desired to be parked at a Town Beach. Guest Permits and Day Passes shall be placed on the dash of the vehicle when parked at the Beach.

Town Beach Parking Permits shall be valid for only the vehicle for which they are issued, and only while such vehicle is owned by a resident or taxpayer of the Town of Bristol.  Only one permit will


Town Beaches  
Avery-Crouse Beach – Located off of Shore Drive
Cummings Beach – Located off of West Shore Road
Beach Ordinance 2017 - Effective January 1, 2018
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