Perched Beaches

Perched Beach on Squam Lake

Do you own property on the lake and don’t have a sandy beach? The town and state allow, in most instances, the installation of a Perched Beach! Not only adding significant value to your property ~ a beach is a wonderful way to take advantage of a sunny summer day! Our team utilizes only the finest grade materials from granite (or other stone materials of your choice for edging and steps into the water) to the best sand available in the State.

Above: Finished perched beach and landscaping by Winnipesaukee Builders

Above: Lake side view of perched beach and landscaping by Winnipesaukee Builders

Perched Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee

Beaches ~ NH State Statute Env-Wt 304.08

  1. The size of a new beach servicing a new residence shall not exceed 900 Square Feet.
  2. No new private beach shall use more than 20 percent of the applicant’s contiguous shoreline up to a maximum of 50 feet of the applicant’s contiguous shoreline.
  3. Replenishment of existing beaches shall be limited to one replenishment in a 6 year period.

To obtain a copy of the required permit … Click Here.

Accolade: “We have been very, very pleased with the professional workmanship from Jason Mardis of Winnipesaukee Builders. After waiting for the DES to say yes to our Beach permit we were careful and wanted to ensure the job would be done right in all aspects (design, construction, impact of construction to our yard and price). We chose wisely. His suggestions for the job were creatively cost efficient and his understanding for what we wanted to achieve was “spot on”. He gave us a very fair price and he and his staff did the job quickly, efficiently, and exactly to our agreed upon specifications. As a follow-on comment, a year later, after the impact of a winter and spring, the beach and its stone border looked exactly as they had when it had first been done – a real demonstration of a job well done.” Don and Jo S. ~ Moultonboro – NH