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Jenness State Beach

Route 1A, Rye Beach, NH
+1 603-436-1552
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convenient to Dunes Motel

Nice beach,but tough parking situation. Also, not very handicapped accessible. The Dunes Motel... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
Lynne M
So under rated.

I had never heard of this beach but so glad to of spent the day. The water was a perfect temp & the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Stacey Z
via mobile
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“surf shop” (8 reviews)
“great beach” (12 reviews)
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Route 1A, Rye Beach, NH
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Nice beach,but tough parking situation. Also, not very handicapped accessible. The Dunes Motel and restaurant is across the street, along with a surf shop, pizza and icecream shop, and a coffee shop with healthy food choices.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I had never heard of this beach but so glad to of spent the day. The water was a perfect temp & the waves were perfect for my boys to learn to surf. We purchased surf board across the street & they spent the day...More

Thank Stacey Z
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This beach is a 20 ft swath of sand extending about 1/2 mile long. Separating the beach from the road that runs alongside it is a 10 foot high berm of what looks like mining slag or dredging sludge. It's quite an eyesore. The beach...More

Thank Dana E
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Love perfect ocean beaches? Love rock hunting? Love amazing spots to surf? Then come here!!!!! I'm amazed every time I walk this beach-it's gorgeous! It's great for taking a quick dip, surfing, collecting unique rocks, or just taking a long stroll.

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 26 February 2017

One of my favorite beaches along the NH Coast. Busy in the summer so arrive early to get a parking spot, but there's easier street parking near Jenness than some of the other beaches along the coast. (Pictures are taken a little further south of...More

Thank Lauren L
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have spent most of my life growing up on this beach....I have travelled around the world to many famous locations and this is the finest beach for family and recreation

Thank mdinola
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

It was good. I surfed, my woman friend learned how to surf. We had a great time. Parking sucked. We went back again later.

Thank Aaron U
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went here two days in a row! Great beach, but nicer crowd! No blaring radios or cigarette smoking/trash throwing people. Everyone is just chilling and enjoying the beach. Public bathrooms available and we paid $15.00 to park across the way. Bring your own food and...More

Thank NYC2VT
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite beach spot for catching rays & enjoying the beach. The parking lot is usually full but there is available parking across the street behind the surf shop. You can find your spot & not feel crowded. Definitely the best NH State beach in...More

Thank MGMN27
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Not like hampton's excitement and activity, just a place to get away to. But like any beach the water comes in at high tide and goes out at low tide. Best to come Early.

1  Thank Tim3771
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30 July 2017|
Response from Kimberly D | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen one on this beach but you can grab amazing food across the street at the Beach Plumb!
23 June 2017|
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Response from Kimberly D | Reviewed this property |
NH has fairly strict laws for their beaches when it comes to dogs. They do have set hours where your dog is allowed, and always on a leash, but 99% of the time it says no dogs. Due to people not picking up up dog waste... More