Summer 2024 Beach Schedule


Preseason Schedule:
*Opening Weekend Saturday 5/25, Sunday 5/26, Monday 5/27, beaches will be open and bathrooms will be open (8 AM to Dusk). There will be no staff on duty.
*Weekends until Kearsarge School District wraps up. Bathrooms are open and lifeguards only.
June 1-2 (no lifeguards due to training)
June 8-9, Lifeguards on duty 10-5 PM
June 15-16, Lifeguards on duty 10-5 PM
During the preseason weekdays, the beaches will be open for swimming, but will not be staffed and bathrooms will not be open.
Regular Season Schedule:
*Starting Wednesday, June 19th, the beaches will be open with lifeguards seven days a week 10-5 PM and bathrooms from (8 AM to Dusk) until Monday, 9/2.
*Kayak and paddleboard use program at both beaches will start in late June based on staff availability.
*Staffing at either beach can change without notice due to staff availability or weather.


Summer Swim Lessons


7-8 to 7-12 Elkins Beach Session #1

Mon-Friday 10-11 am



7-15 to 7-19 Bucklin Beach Session #2

Mon-Friday 5-6 PM



7-22 to 7-26

Monday-Friday 10-11 AM Elkins Session #3

Monday 5-6 PM Bucklin Session #4



7-29 to 8-2 Elkins Beach Session #5

Mon-Friday 10-11 AM



8-5 to 8-9 Bucklin Beach Session #6

Mon-Friday 5-6 PM



Red Cross lessons

ages 5-12, $65 Residents, $75 non-residents


Our trained swim instructors will support

 each participant to develop effective swim and water safety skills and confidence.  Monday through Friday.  Significant weather issues could lead to the cancellation of classes and possible rescheduling.

Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Once registered for a session, you will be expected to attend it. If you must cancel more than a week (7 days) before your session you will receive a 50% refund. Less than a week before your session you will not receive a refund. In cases of injury or other circumstances that keep your participant from attending, please contact Rec. Director about refund options: p.kidder@newlondon.nh.gov



Follow link below to register:




7th Annual 

Strawberry Fest  

Saturday, 6/22, 10-2 PM 

New London Town Green 


Come celebrate the Strawberry! 


Vendors, food, performances, inflatable obstacle course, and other entertainment for all ages. 



And of course... LOTS of shortcake and locally grown strawberries for sale to benefit 

the New London Recreation Department, CASH or CHECK ONLY. 




Contact Putnam Kidder, Rec. Director, p.kidder@newlondon.nh.gov for more info. 










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