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Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.2/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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 :-) 
  • 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...  read more »
  • nice beach, $15 parking lot, or street parking for free. the sand is clean, the water is cold year round 
  • Great beach, lots of sand and even some grassy areas off the water great for flying kites or tossing a football around. Plenty of picnic tables so you don't have to fight over them, and they have real restroom facilities. Way better than fighting with the traffic at Hampton.
  • Great beach with easy access parking. Only 15 dollars to park for the whole day. There are bathrooms and a snack shop near the parking lot area. Beach itself is very nice. Staff are friendly and there are lifeguards on duty as well.
  • Were love this beach because they're is always parking. We walk to the right over the jetty to the area without lifeguards, it is much less crowded.
  • I prefer this beach to others because of nearby bathrooms and a nearby parking lot though it's a bit expensive. It gets fairly crowded at high tide so it's worth checking before you go.
  • A very nice smallish beach area with well maintained changing rooms available during the summer.
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