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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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
Anthony M
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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
Winchester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

So why am I here you ask. Great question. My wife loves the ocean, and she has indoctrinated all my kids. Back to Wallis Sands, as far as beaches go it is nice. Unfortunately there is a lot of sand, but I hear that is mandatory for beaches.

2 Thank Tim3771
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The State Beach is a nice sandy beach, great for families and safe for small children. It is relatively narrow and does get crowded during peak summer days. The benefit is that there are lifeguards on hand. Parking for a day will cost you $15. However, if you are over 65, it's completely free! You also have the option of... More 

1 Thank Malduf

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