Beaches & Parks

Enjoy the scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Rye Harbor at 63-acre Rye Harbor State Park. Saltwater fishing and picnicking are some of the favorite activities her. Boat charter and whale excursions are available at the Rye Marina (603-964-9008). The park is open May until mid-October; visit online for more information.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-964-9008
Boating, fishing, hiking, biking nature walks and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities available at Odiorne Point Stat Park. With sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, it’s an excellent spot for picnicking. The park has restrooms, a boat launch and interpretive displays. Call for more information.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-7406
Wallis Sands State Beach offers a sandy beach, oceanfront swimming and great views of the Isles of Shoals. Amenities here include bathhouses, hot and cold showers, lifeguards and a store. The beach is open weekends from mid-May to mid-June and daily from mid-June to Labor Day.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-9404
With nearly 10,000 acres, Bear Brook State Park is the largest developed state park in New Hampshire. There is plenty to keep you buy, including hiking, snowmobiling, biking, cross-country skiing swimming and fishing. Fort miles of trails lead explorers to seldom-visited bogs, marshes summits and ponds. At Beaver and Catamount ponds, you can rent rowboats and canoes. Across from the fly-fishing haven, Archery Pond, the younger crowd can enjoy a special fishing area. The park also boasts the only two archery ranges in the state.
Off NH Rte 28
Allenstown, NH
603-271-3628
Hampton Beach State Park offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities for the entire family. Situated along miles of sandy beach, the park is a great location for fishing, swimming, RV Camping and picnicking. Amenities include a public information center, first-aid, a comfort station and an amphitheater. The park is open on weekends from early May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor day. Lifeguards: 603-926-2862
Rte 1A
Hampton, NH 03842
603-926-3784