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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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Clean and Quiet

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
talkee
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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boston area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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Rye, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

This is a welcome change from the usual NH state park, like Hampton Beach. Maybe because it's not as well known. It's a great place to sunbathe, wade, read, picnic, bring the kiddies. Gorgeous mountain views, too.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Ellacoya State Park is to the south of White Mountain National Forest and includes a small beach and Lake Winnipesaukee - the largest largest body of water in New Hampshire. I recommend a cruise on the lake too.

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Alton, nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We thoroughly enjoy Ellacoya State Park. The water and grounds are so clean always. We are seniors, so do not pay to get in, but the very low cost is well worth it if you do pay. We love the beautiful backdrop of mountains and sailboats, and often see the MS Mount Washington on it's travels around the lake. We... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Growing up a beach girl I was skeptical about going to "the beach" at a lake - even Winnipesaukee! I was pleasantly surprised. The mountain view was beautiful and the water was crystal clear. The grounds were clean as were the facilities. I would definitely visit again.

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