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Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye

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Wallis Sands State Park is a small state park located on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Rye, New Hampshire. The park offers swimming at a sandy beach with a bathhouse and picnicking. The Isles of Shoals are visible from the beach. The parking lot can accommodate about 500 cars. The park charges a $15 per car fee that covers the use of the facilities.During the 19th century and early 20th century, Wallis Sands was a Life-Saving Station of the United States Life-Saving Service and subsequently was a station of the United States Coast Guard. The station was discontinued around 1938.
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  • Nice small beach - has a snack bar with a small store attached for quick foods and small "beach" items  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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!  more »
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  • Great State Park beach with a friendly staff. They have showers, bathrooms and a small shop that sells beach supplies and food/drink. This is a great place to just relax or take a walk on the beach (If you include the adjoining beach), it's about a mile long.
  • Little secret beach....well not really but many of my friends always ask where is it? Well I love this beach, great white soft sands, little snack/gift/water sports shop on site. Parking cost but one price I think it was $10.00 for the whole day. Anyhow wonderful family beach with restrooms and all. Highly recommend it.
  • Its calm and nice beach. Not crowded when I was there. Well maintained.
  • Clean bathrooms, convenience store, and a hose and/or shower to rinse off after! Great day!
  • Nice beach, great for kids due to parking and facilities. Can't go wrong.