New Hampshire lays claim to 18 miles of coastline–beautiful and changeable coastline.  

Whether you’re planning a vacation or simply want to do some armchair beachcombing, you can vicariously visit just about every publicly accessible beach (6 of them) in the state.

Lodging at the Beach   

Beach & Water Advisories

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Coastal Beaches 


Hampton Beach Hampton, New Hampshire
One of the seacoasts popular beaches.  Offers many events throughout the year.

            Amenities: Bathhouse, lifeguards. 

            Metered parking is available along Ocean Boulevard.

            Located on Route 1A, Hampton 


            Hampton State ParkHampton, New Hampshire
Nice sandy beach.  Also offers RV camping with full hook-ups in the campground.

            Amenities: Bathhouse, lifeguards. offers convenient parking, rest rooms, convenience store 

            and snack bar.  

            Located on Route 1A, Hampton (603)-926-3784

Jenness State Beach Rye, New Hampshire

Great family beach with an ocean front setting .  

            Amenities: Bathhouse & lifeguards.   

            Located on Route 1A, Rye  (603) 436-1552


North Hampton State BeachNorth Hampton, New Hampshire
A wide sandy beach located in the middle of the

New Hampshire Seacoast.

Amenities: Bathhouse & Lifeguards. Metered parking

Located on Route 1A, North Hampton (603) 436-1552



Sandy BeachNew Castle, New Hampshire
Small, picturesque  in New Castle, 10 minutes from Portsmouth, has the

U.S. Coast Guard Station at one end and a large seaside park, New

Castle Common, at the other end. The beach is somewhat rocky and

the water is colder than at most Seacoast beaches. Parking is

available at New Castle Common, where there is an admission




Seabrook BeachSeabrook, New Hampshire
With Hampton Beach being a busier beach, this is your more

quieter beach. Located down the street from Hampton in Seabrook



Wallis Sands State BeachRye, New Hampshire
Nice Family beach with Snack bar and small store.  State charges admission.

            Amenities:  Store, bathhouses, lifeguards 

            Located on Route 1 (603) 436-9404


Inland Beaches


Ellacoya State BeachGilford, New Hampshire

             NH’s largest lake the beach is located on Lake Winnipesaukee, 

             Amenities: Swimming & camping with the many RV sites that have full hookups. Bathhouse

             State charges admission. 

             Located on Rte 11 in Gilford.   (603) 293-7821

         Kingston State BeachKingston, New Hampshire

         Great family park with lots of things to do.

             Amenities: Fireplaces, bathhouses, a playground, picnic areas, softball fields and volleyball

             courts. State charges admission. 

             Located off NH Rte 125.  (603) 642-5471

         Silver Lake State BeachHollis, New Hampshire

              In the quaint town of Hollis you will find a 80 acre lake.  

              Amenities: Bathhouse, picnic tables, playing fields, paddle boat rentals, park store. 

              State charges admission. 

              Located on Rte 122 (603) 465-2342


              Sunapee State BeachNewbury, New Hampshire

              Great spot for a group picnic. 

              Amenities: Fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking. Store, canoe & kayak rentals, a

              playground, bathhouse.

              Wadleigh State BeachSutton, New Hampshire

          Amenities Bathhouse, picnic tables, playing fields 

              Located Off Rte 114    603-927-4724   

Wellington State BeachBristol, New Hampshire

Wentworth State BeachWolfeboro, New Hampshire

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