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
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 Park – Hampton, 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 Beach – North 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 Beach – New 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 Beach – Seabrook, 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 Beach – Rye, 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
Ellacoya State Beach – Gilford, 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 Beach – Kingston, 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 Beach – Hollis, 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 Beach – Newbury, New Hampshire
Great spot for a group picnic.
Amenities: Fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking. Store, canoe & kayak rentals, a
Wadleigh State Beach – Sutton, New Hampshire
Amenities Bathhouse, picnic tables, playing fields
Located Off Rte 114 603-927-4724
Wellington State Beach – Bristol, New Hampshire
Wentworth State Beach – Wolfeboro, New Hampshire