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Wallis Sands State Beach

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Address: Route 1A, Rye, NH
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+1 603-436-9404

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Nice beach, cold water

nice beach, $15 parking lot, or street parking for free. the sand is clean, the water is cold year round

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Anthony M
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Rye, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just loved wallis sands beach. The kids were so happy. It wasn't too crowded. It was hot out and we enjoyed the cool dip. Everyone was happy!

Thank rosewoodatrye
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414 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

on a beautiful scenic drive along the seacoast of New Hampshire and up into Maine-just beautiful! I went to this beach with my dog it's great for shell-picking and sea glass finds.

Thank Tl D
Westford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great for a lovely beach walk even in the winter! a nice long stretch of sand beach easily accessible on the NH seacoast.

Thank Babson15
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93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A really clean long sandy beach with great waves... bring a boogie board. Water temp changes from day to day...first day we were there was so cold it made joints ache but day two was perfect :-)

Thank beachbons
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113 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

In an attempt to escape the noise and traffic of Salisbury or Hampton, then this beach fits the bill. It's not a huge beach which means it's a bit crowded. But parking is easy and the concession stand and bath house make up for that.

Thank Steve N
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

nice beach, $15 parking lot, or street parking for free. the sand is clean, the water is cold year round

Thank Anthony M
Manchester, New Hampshire
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

After driving north from Hampton Beach with not one parking space available there or on any of the beaches that we passed on the way ( it was the afternoon of a a perfect August day), my husband, grandson and I ended up on our always reliable back-up beach, Wallis Sands. NH residents who are over 65 get in free,... More 

Thank Moseyell
Palmer, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 August 2016

As long time summer homeowners we are so disappointed with the over priced daily access to this tiny beach which is usually filled with seaweed. Never mind the fact that there is no discount for tax paying residents. We have noticed visitor numbers dwindling ... time to make some changes.

1 Thank samysox1076
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It is a relatively small beach, but perfect for kids to boogie board. you can buy boogie board at their on site store , about $15/piece. parking fee is cash-only!

1 Thank tolive
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12 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

On vacation and wanted to go to the beach for the day. Hampton Beach was insane so we drove up the Coast and found this beach. Nice and clean. Seagulls were a little bold though.

Thank Ginger S

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