Wallis Sands State Beach

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Wallis Sands State Beach
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NHjo
Saco, ME5,308 contributions
It's pretty cozy compared to other State beaches, like Hampton down the road, but it abuts the rest of Rye Beach, so you have the best of both worlds. In season, there's a snack bar, showers, changing rooms, a picnic area, and a place to buy beach toys and so on. There's not much beach area within the rock wall during high tide, so you have to plan accordingly or it can get pretty crowded, unless you cross over to the rest of Rye Beach. Great views of the Isles of Shoals, too. Wonderful place for a beach walk during low tide. Big parking lot.
Written May 15, 2021
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rlspanda
Warsaw, NY94 contributions
Couples
It was only 50 degrees on this lovely mid-June day but I wanted my toes in the sand. Cute little beach. We were there after 5pm so the bathrooms were closed. Wasn't crowded, but it was cold and sprinkling, hope to be back under better conditions
Written June 21, 2022
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Lynn L
Griswold, CT340 contributions
We wanted to go to hampton beach, but when we drove by it was unbelievably crowded I just didn’t want to risk it, so we kept driving knowing Rye is up the road. I’ve never been there before and didn’t know what to expect.

We chose this beach not knowing the size, but it was beautiful, and not crowded at all. It was a little hidden gem, and I likely will be back!
Written August 27, 2020
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Ron Trahan
Stratham, NH162 contributions
Couples
This is a good beach destination, not great, not undesirable, but small, especially at high tide. Not much of a walking beach because the length of the shoreline here is limited. Nevertheless it’s a fun beach for families to spend time. It used to get pretty crowded pre-COVID, but we were there mid-week second week in June 2020 and, although we arrived at around 1 p.m., we had the beach to ourselves almost. Reservation necessary. About 1/3 ofvthe parking spaces have been cordoned off.
Written June 20, 2020
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kerrih442018
Selkirk, NY392 contributions
Solo
I was trying to find a place where parking would not be a headache. So after a little trip to Kittery point I made my way here. It said you should’ve had a reservation but I didn’t need one. It was $15 to park but well worth it. There are bathrooms and a little shop in case you forget something. The water was surprisingly comfortable as well.
Written July 21, 2021
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MsPearl105
Weldon, NC772 contributions
Friends
We stayed in downtown Portsmouth and drove about 15 minutes to this beautiful beach. I believe admission/parking were $15. The beach was spotless (one of the cleanest beaches ever) and there was ample space to setup.

Very relaxing! There was a lot of reddish seaweed that made the water appear darker than it is. Once we walked to the water we were able to see that the water was much clearer. Peace & serenity even with all the people.

Nice little shop that serves souvenirs, drinks and snacks. I didn’t see many restaurants nearby so we drove back into town for food. Many people packed their lunch and snacks.

Beach homes and beautiful rocks are on either side of the beach, making for a cozy, intimate experience.

Great beach day!! We stayed about 90
minutes. Wiish we had more time to enjoy, but we were on a tight schedule.
Written July 29, 2021
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William L
Sandown, NH1,019 contributions
Family
We love Wallis Sands SP. if you have the NH state park plates you can get in without reservations. Water was cold but it felt good on this muggy afternoon. Best to go when the tide is going out.
Written June 27, 2021
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lynnprin
Omaha, NE1,113 contributions
Took a nice 2 mile walk after a big lunch... it was brisk, but the sun was out and we worked up some body heat walking. Lovely homes to look at and friendly folks walking or running along the shoreline.
Written February 6, 2020
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sullivan76
Derry, NH250 contributions
Couples
My wife and I repeatedly go to Wallis Sands. It is away from all the hustle and bustle of Hampton and is a smaller beach area. The parking lot is very large and I believe it is $15 for the day. You can climb on some rocks, stroll the beach, lie in the sun, play some frisbee or just sit and admire the ocean.
Written June 18, 2018
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Pierrette C
North Chelmsford, MA1 contribution
Couples
Wallis Sands State Beach is cover with seaweed, the smell is horrible, they are cleaning the seaweed, but on each side of the beach there is high piles of seaweed. The water is also cover of seaweed. We had to leave the smell was terrible.
Written July 3, 2015
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