Beaches & Parks

Enjoy the ocean views, the ocean air, the blue sky and the sand in one of the beaches or State Parks in Rye and Rye Harbor, New Hampshire, or take the family on a whale watch, visit Ordiorne Point State Park and other recreational activties for the entire family.

Boating, fishing, hiking, biking nature walks and cross-country skiing are just a few of the activities available at Odiorne Point Stat Park. With sweeping views of the ocean and rocky shore, it’s an excellent spot for picnicking. The park has restrooms, a boat launch and interpretive displays. Call for more information.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-7406
Wallis Sands State Beach offers a sandy beach, oceanfront swimming and great views of the Isles of Shoals. Amenities here include bathhouses, hot and cold showers, lifeguards and a store. The beach is open weekends from mid-May to mid-June and daily from mid-June to Labor Day.
Rte 1A
Rye, NH 03070
603-436-9404
Hampton Beach State Park offers a variety of year-round recreational opportunities for the entire family. Situated along miles of sandy beach, the park is a great location for fishing, swimming, RV Camping and picnicking. Amenities include a public information center, first-aid, a comfort station and an amphitheater. The park is open on weekends from early May to mid-June, and daily from mid-June to Labor day. Lifeguards: 603-926-2862.
Rte 1A
Hampton, NH
693-926-3784
Commissioned by Gov. Alvan T. Fuller as an ornament to his summer estate, Fuller Garden is a wonderful place to visit from May to October. May brings an extensive tulip display, and the Japanese Garden comes alive with wisteria, azaleas and rhododendrons. Some 1,700 rose bushes begin blooming in late June or early July and continue through the first killing frost.rnrn
10 Willow Avenue
North Hampton, NH 03862
603-964-5414
The Prescott Park Arts Festival, one of New England's most popular outdoor summer events, is held here each July and August. During the festival, dozens of musical and theatrical performances entertain the crowd. In spring and summer, Prescott Park is an excellent area for relaxing in the midst of flower gardens and luscious lawns.
Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-8748
128 Mountain Rd., Nottingham 603-895-3031 www.nhparks.state.nh.us Pawtuckaway State Park is a great spot for hiking. Trails wind through special points of interest, including a marsh where beavers and deer can be seen and a mountaintop fire tower. Other activities here include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, fishing, camping and biking.
128 Mountain Road
Nottingham, NH
603-895-3031
Forty-four acre Kingston State Park is loaded with amenities, including fireplaces, bathhouses, a playground, picnic areas, softball fields and volleyball courts. Swimming in the Great Pond is a popular activity here. The park is open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
Off Rte 125
Kingston, NH
603-642-5471