The Atlantic coast is home to 17 public tidal beaches in the Piscataqua Region. At these beaches, between 1 and 11 advisories have been issued per year since 2003. Advisories between 2003 and 2016 have affected 130 of 23,373 beach summer days (0.06%). The most advisories occurred in 2009 with 11 advisories affecting six beaches for a total of 23 days (1.2% of total beach-days) (Figure 12.1). In 2016, North Hampton State Beach had two advisories for a total of six days (0.4% of beach-days). A 2014 report by the Natural Resources Defense Council ranked New Hampshire beaches as the second cleanest out of 30 states.47 During 2012-2016, NH and ME tidal beaches in the region continue to meet PREP’s goal of beach advisories affecting <1% of beach-days each summer.