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Jenness State Beach

Route 1A, Rye Beach, NH
+1 603-436-1552
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In love with this beach!

Love perfect ocean beaches? Love rock hunting? Love amazing spots to surf? Then come here!!!!! I'm... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Kimberly D
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Amazing Beach on the NH Coast

One of my favorite beaches along the NH Coast. Busy in the summer so arrive early to get a parking... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2017
Lauren L
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“low tide” (5 reviews)
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Route 1A, Rye Beach, NH
+1 603-436-1552
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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
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Jenness State Beach today for the first time. Well, it was her first time... my first time since the mid-to-late-1980s when I was employed by the Town of Rye. Back then I would not have appreciated it... I would...More

1  Thank sox1fan
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Not only does it feel a little in between Hampton and York, ME, but it is a great alternative as well. A great alternative to the crowds and the water is a joy for taking a dip and a full on swim. Had a great...More

1  Thank Dean M
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Came here by recommendation from a friend. Since I've been little I've always gone to Hampton Beach etc, the place to go, well about 20 mins north is a better beach, yes, no honky tonk shops/restuarants but more a vacation rental/locals beach with the most...More

2  Thank 46oceangirl
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24 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
5 May 2017|
Response from mdinola | Reviewed this property |
There are no beach fees-----the are parking fees----park on side roads and walk tot he beach