Beaches in New Hampshire – A Complete Directory

Next up in our series of New England information posts is the beaches in New Hampshire. Below you’ll find a great resource for planning out your next big vacation or day trip to New Hampshire. This list is sorted by town for your convenience.

This listing will be updated with pictures of these great beaches as I visit and personally snap photos.

Beaches in Allenstown

Bear Brook State Park

Address: 157 Deerfield Road, Allenstown, NH 03275
Phone: 603-485-9874

There are small strips of beach along the ponds of this state park. It offers more than beaches though, this huge park offers great hiking and camping as well.

Amenities: Camping, children’s activities, hiking, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

Parking for Bear Brook State Park is ample, but there is a $4 admission fee per adult (children are half-priced).

Beaches in Berlin

Jericho Mountain State Park

Address: 298 Jericho Lake Road, Berlin, NH 03570
Phone: 603-752-4758

The beach along Jericho Lake is always a family favorite. When you’re done enjoying the sand, go hiking through the forest and enjoy the wildlife.

Amenities: Camping, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Jericho Mountain State Park has free parking.

Beaches in Bristol

Wellington State Park

Address: 650 West Shore Road, Bristol, NH 03222
Phone: 603-744-2197

This is one of the largest freshwater beaches in New Hampshire state parks.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Camping, children’s activities, food/snack bar, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

The fee for Wellington State Park is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Beaches in Cambridge

Umbagog Lake State Park

Address: Route 26, Cambridge, NH 03579
Phone: 603-482-7795

Enjoy the beach along this peaceful, wooded state park that offers gorgeous views in a quiet setting.

Amenities: Camping, children’s activities, food/snack bar, hiking, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

Parking for Umbagog Lake State Park is ample and their day-use rates are $4 for adults and $2 for kids.

Beaches in Conway

Echo Lake State Park

Address: 60 Echo Lake Road, Conway, NH 03818
Phone: 603-356-2672

A stunning park where you can enjoy the refreshing water while the majestic Cathedral Ledge towers overhead.

A lifeguard is on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

The entrance fee for Echo Lake State Park is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Beaches in Dalton

Forest Lake State Park

Address: 397 Forest Lake Road, Dalton, NH 03598
Phone: 603-466-3860

One of the oldest state parks in NH. A 200 foot beach lies along Forest Lake and is a great spot for swimming and boating.

Amenities: Children’s activities, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Forest Lake State Park costs $4 per adult and $2 per child.

Beaches in Franconia

Franconia Notch State Park – Echo Lake Beach

Address: Route 16, Errol, NH 03579
Phone: 603-482-3373

Franconia Notch State Park is one of the biggest New Hampshire tourist attractions, but did you also know it has a beach that gives stunning views of Mt. Lafayette and Cannon Mountain?

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Children’s activities, food/snack bar, parking and restrooms

Parking fees for Echo Lake Beach are $4 per adult and $2 per child.

Beaches in Gilford

Ellacoya State Park

Address: 280 Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
Phone: 603-293-7821

Situated along Lake Winnipesaukee, this beach features clear water with amazing, mountain views in the background.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Food/snack bar, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

The entrance fee for Ellacoya State Park is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Beaches in Gorham

Moose Brook State Park

Address: 30 Jimtown Road, Gorham, NH 03581
Phone: 603-466-3860

Located within the White Mountain Region, this state park has great trails and camping in addition to a great beach.

Amenities: Camping, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Entrance into Moose Brook State Park is $4 for adults and $2 for children.

Beaches in Greenfield

Greenfield State Park

Address: 52 Campground Road, Greenfield, NH 03047
Phone: 603-547-3497

A 400 acre park that offers great spots for swimming, fishing and camping.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Camping, food/snack bar, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

It’s $4 for adults and $2 for children for entrance into Greenfield State Park.

Beaches in Hampton

Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton Beach in Hampton, NH - Beaches in New Hampshire

The soft sand at Hampton Beach in Hampton, New Hampshire

Address: Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: 603-926-3784

A popular summer vacation destination featuring a boardwalk that’s loaded with restaurants, bars, stores and attractions. Read about the day I spent at Hampton Beach.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months from 9AM – 5:30PM.
Amenities: Children’s activities, food/snack bar, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

The parking lot at Hampton Beach is $15. There is also metered street parking and unofficial parking lots that range from $10 – $20.

North Beach

Address: Route 1A, Hampton, NH 03842
Phone: 603-227-8722

A little ways north of the main boardwalk, this beach offers great surf with plenty of parking.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer from 10AM – 5:15PM.
Amenities: Parking, picnic area and restrooms

Parking for North Beach is metered, it costs $2/hour.

Beaches in Hollis

Silver Lake State Park

Address: Route 122, Hollis, NH 03049
Phone: 603-465-2342

A 1000 foot, sandy beach situated along Silver Lake that’s one of the more popular beaches in New Hampshire for swimming and boating.

Lifeguards are on duty from 9:30AM – 6:00PM.
Amenities: Food/snack bar, parking, picnic area and restrooms

It is $4 for adults and $2 for children to enter Silver Lake State Park.

Beaches in Kingston

Kingston State Park

Address: 124 Main Street, Kingston, NH 03848
Phone: 603-642-5471

A big beach that has lots of activities for children and adults.

Lifeguards on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Children’s activities, parking, picnic area and restrooms

$4 for adults and $2 for children for admittance to Kingston State Park.

Beaches in Laconia

Bartlett Beach

Address: 150 Winnisquam Avenue, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-524-5046

Located along Lake Winnisquam, this beach is a favorite among the locals and it’s free!

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer.
Amenities: Children’s activities, parking, picnic area and restrooms.

Parking for Bartlett Beach is free.

Bond Beach

Address: 182 Bond Beach Road, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-524-5046

A 200 foot beach along Lake Opechee.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Parking, picnic area and restrooms

Parking for Bond Beach is for residents only and costs $10.

Opechee Park Cove Beach

Address: 915 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-524-5046

In addition to a beach, this park also has sports fields and playgrounds.

During the summer months, lifeguards watch these waters.
Amenities: Children’s activities, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Parking for Opechee Park is free.

Weirs Beach

Address: Lakeside Ave, Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603-436-1552

Enjoy the boats and the beach from this popular tourist spot.

There are lifeguards at this beach, but only during the on-season.
Amenities: Children’s activities, food/snack bar, parking, picnic area and restrooms.

Parking for Weirs Beach is $5.

Beaches in Newbury

Mount Sunapee State Park

Address: 1460 Route 103, Newbury, NH 03255
Phone: 603-763-5561

A major recreation hub, Mount Sunapee State Park offers beach and water activities for the whole family.

During the summer, lifeguards are on duty.
Amenities: Campground, children’s activities, food/snack bar, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Entrance into Mount Sunapee State Park is $5 for adults and $2 or children.

Beaches in North Hampton

North Hampton State Beach

Address: Route 1A, North Hampton, NH 03862
Phone: 603-227-8722

A family friendly beach that’s a popular summer tourist spot.

Lifeguards on duty during the on-season.
Amenities: Parking and restrooms

Metered, on-street parking is available for North Hampton State Beach.

Beaches in Nottingham

Pawtuckaway State Park

Address: 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham, NH 03290
Phone: 603-895-3031

After you enjoy a day on the beach at Pawtuckaway Lake, explore the other amazing activities at this park like climbing, hiking or fishing.

Amenities: Children’s activities, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Entrance into Pawtuckaway State Park is $5 per adult and $2 per child.

Beaches in Piermont

Lake Tarleton State Park

Address: Route 25C, Piermont, NH 03779
Phone: 603-485-2034

This undeveloped park is a great place to launch a boat or lounge around in the sun.

There are no lifeguards on duty.
Amenities: Parking and picnic area

Lake Tarleton State Park is free to enter.

Beaches in Rye

Jenness State Beach

Address: Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603-436-1552

One of the few beaches in New Hampshire along the ocean. Jenness State Beach is a great spot to take the family.

Lifeguards on duty from May through September from 10AM – 5PM.
Amenities: Parking and restrooms

Parking for Jenness State Beach is metered and costs $2/hour.

Wallis Sands State Beach

Address: 1050 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603-436-9404

A popular tourist beach during the summer months, this beach is a great place to spend a day at the beach.

During the summer, lifeguards are on duty from 10AM – 5PM.
Amenities: Food/snack bar, parking, picnic area, restrooms and showers

Wallis Sands State Beach parking is $15 per vehicle.

Beaches in Sutton

Wadleigh State Park

Address: Route 114, Sutton, NH 03260
Phone: 603-927-4724

Situated on Kezar Lake, this beach is a great place for a family or group outing.

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Children’s activities, parking, picnic area and restrooms.

Entrance into Wadleigh State Park is $4/adult and $2/child.

Beaches in Tamworth

White Lake State Park

Address: Route 16, Tamworth, NH 03886
Phone: 603-323-7350

This lake offers great swimming and beaches as well as fishing.

Amenities: Camping, children’s activities, hiking, parking, picnic area and restrooms

Entrance into White Lake State Park is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Beaches in Weare

Clough State Park

Address: 455 Clough Park Road, Weare, NH 03281
Phone: 603-529-7112

Along the shore of Everett Lake, the beach here offers a relaxing day. For an extra adventure, be sure to check out Everett Dam.

Amenities: Hiking, parking and picnic area

Clough State Park is open only on weekends during the summer months. Entrance is $4/adult and $2/child.

Beaches in Wolfeboro

Albee Beach

Address: Albee Beach Road, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: 603-569-5639

A secluded beach that offers peace and quiet that’s close to the Cotton Valley Trail.

No lifeguards are on duty.
Amenities: Picnic area and parking

Parking for Albee Beach is free.

Brewster Beach

Address: 180 Clark Road, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: 603-569-5639

A peaceful lake tucked behind Brewster Academy that’s a great spot to take the family.

Lifeguards on duty during the summer months.
Amenities: Parking, picnic area and restrooms

Parking for Brewster Beach is free.

Carry Beach

Address: 201 Forest Road, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: 603-569-5639

A shallow beach that’s a busy hub for summertime activities.

During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty.
Amenities: Parking, picnic area and restrooms

There is a fee to park at Carry Beach.

Wentworth State Park

Address: Route 109, Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Phone: 603-569-3699

A sprawling 50 acre state park that features great swimming and fishing.

Amenities: Parking, picnic area and restrooms

The entrance fee for Wentworth State Park is $4/adult and $2/child.

What are some of your favorite beaches in New Hampshire?

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