Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye

Wallis Sands State Beach, Rye

1050 Ocean Boulevard Rye, New Hampshire 03870

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About this Location

A state beach, for which a fee may be charged in season. Usually crowded during the summer. Shorebirds on the small beach in the off-season, passerines in the shrubs edging the parking lot, and waterfowl and raptor flyovers in the marsh across NH-1A.

Wallis Sands State Park offers oceanfront swimming, views of the Isles of Shoals, and a sandy beach that families especially enjoy. Beach amenities include a store that sells a variety of items, food, and drinks; and a large bathhouse with hot and cold showers. The park has a grassy area with picnic tables, but fires are not allowed. The parking lot can accommodate 500 cars. Prior to visiting the seacoast, familiarize yourself with the Seacoast Beach information as well as Seacoast Beach parking options.

This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. During off-hours and the off-season, the park is typically not staffed, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Entrance fee

  • Roadside viewing

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

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Last updated October 26, 2023