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New Hampshire beaches reopen to sunbathing, other activities

The scene on Salisbury Beach in Massachusetts on May 28, 2020, as viewed from an empty Seabrook Beach (foreground) just over the border in New Hampshire, where beaches were closed. Jim Davis / The Boston Globe

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sunbathing, sandcastle building and other activities are now allowed on New Hampshire beaches, Gov. Chris Sununu said Friday.

The announcement came just four days after beaches had reopened to walking, swimming and other motion-based activity. Opponents of those restrictions had planned to hold a protest to “draw a line in the sand” on Saturday.

Sununu said the decision to remove the restrictions was based on public health data regarding the spread of the coronavirus. Parking remains limited, and groups must stay 6 feet apart from each other.

🏖Sunbathing and other traditional beach activities may resume on seacoast beaches, effective immediately. Beachgoers…

Posted by Governor Chris Sununu on Friday, June 5, 2020

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