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Wallis Sands State Beach

Route 1A, 1050 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH
+1 603-436-9404
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New Hampshire has a small coast, but this is one of the special spots. Usually not crowded... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
mesa az

I have to admit, I HATE Seaweed and Kelp touching me. Visit here to see what it was all about on a... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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“small store” (8 reviews)
“low tide” (9 reviews)
Route 1A, 1050 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

New Hampshire has a small coast, but this is one of the special spots. Usually not crowded, perfect for families with young kids and still within easy reach of restaraunts and some shopping.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have to admit, I HATE Seaweed and Kelp touching me. Visit here to see what it was all about on a very busy day for beaches and OMG! I was horrified at the amount of seaweed there was in the water!!! Kelp, was the...More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 20 August 2017

The State Beach itself is small, perhaps a hundred yards wide, and 50 yards deep at low tide, BUT the State beach is immediately adjacent to another public beach that's almost a mile long. The two are separated by a jetty that you can walk...More

1  Thank J Michael D
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Was a planned stop for the the day while enroute to a stay in the Portsmouth area. We had driven by this beach the previous year and it is only minutes away (driving) from Portsmouth. The day was beautiful, beach completely clean, was busy but...More

Thank sgarceau
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Biking by Wallis Beach was a treat. We love getting to the ocean and the Rye area each summer. Biking Fun in the Sun.

Thank VTTraveler59
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wallis Sands is a small but very nice beach. There is ample parking and they have showers during in-season, but they usually close them down around 5-6 PM. The beach can become very crowded during the weekends so you need to get there early or...More

1  Thank EnjoyFreePower
Reviewed 11 July 2017

About 3 miles south of Portsmouth along the ocean route 1A you'll come to Wallis Beach. This beach has a large parking lot ($15.00) for the day and changing facilities. The beach must stretch almost 1.5 miles and when the tide is out must be...More

1  Thank halbec0130
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Wallis Sands State Beach was a relatively small beach, but it was clean and had facilities, including a walkway, showers, and restrooms. It got its fair share of seaweed. On a clear day, there are scenic views of the Isles of Shoals. Even on the...More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Nice small beach - has a snack bar with a small store attached for quick foods and small "beach" items

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

A bit hazy the day we were there but there was no charge in April. Not crowded. Picnic tables available. Pleasant stop along the coastal drive.

Thank Arlene M
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1 September 2017|
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Response from rosewoodatrye | Reviewed this property |
Around 60 or so Not very sure though. Get's warmer as we go into end september
8 July 2017|
Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much the start of the season - late June early July for about 3 or 4 weeks
Lois M
17 October 2016|
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Response from Vickie T | Reviewed this property |
No you do not have to pay if you have your handicap placard with you. Enjoy!!