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Address: Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
Phone Number: 603-293-7821
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This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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This is a very nice State Park. The beach is great for young children, sand and water that does not get deep quickly. Picnic tables, shade or sun, store on sire, and very nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wink4300
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice State Park. The beach is great for young children, sand and water that does not get deep quickly. Picnic tables, shade or sun, store on sire, and very nice toilet facilities.

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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, great location, plenty of sand, sun, shade. Get here early (before 10 am) to get prime spots. Picnic tables and fire pits are available. There are toilet facilities. Also, you can bring floats etc..

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Thank Reneembm
Nashua, New Hampshire
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place! Great for swimming specially for kids. Big parking lot. $5 fee per person. Grills and picnic tables available along the beach, a small store and bathrooms. The only downside is the fact that it's always crowded during peak season and people listen to loud music sometimes. Going early is a must to secure a nice spot. Right address... More 

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Thank PaulinesChoice
Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best beach on the Lake! Must get there early to get a parking spot. You can grill and eat there. Decent bathroom and a small store.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only $5 a person to park here which I thought was very reasonable. Short walk to beach and the beach is super clean and not overly crowded.

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Thank talkee
boston area
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ended up here by "accident." We were staying at Weirs Beach but it was closed due to bacteria counts. The Weirs lifeguard suggested Ellacoya to us so we decided to check it out. The fee to enter was nominal $7 for me and two kids. The shoreline is long and there are tons of picnic tables and shady spots.... More 

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Bedford, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

My whole family enjoyed our day at the park.There's a fee to enter but the whole area is well maintained and very clean.The beach is beautiful and water is crystal clear.There are picnic tables ,barbecues pits and volleyball court.In all we had a great day trip to the park .

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Thank sg09
CT
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Wish the weather was nicer so we could have really enjoyed the beach. The views of the mountains were so beautiful.

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Alton, New Hampshire
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Ellacoya offers a very nice opportunity of viewing the Lake and Mountains of the Lakes Region. Take a picnic lunch/dinner anytime of day, swim people watch and just chill out

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I like Ellacoya and have taken my kids there a lot when they were small. You can walk out into the water for a LONG way before it gets deeper than a couple feet. I don't like it for myself because I want to swim. But great for kids to splash around. And it does eventually get deep enough for... More 

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