Jenness State Beach

Jenness State Beach, Rye Beach: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Jenness State Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Jenness State Beach
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
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Saturday
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Sunday
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Brigit-Saule
Somerville, MA55 contributions
Favorite beach in NH
Sep 2020
Beautiful wide beach in Rye that is super easy access from the parking lot (which fills very early).
Written October 9, 2020
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William L
Sandown, NH907 contributions
Harvest Moon
Oct 2020 • Family
We came here on this October nite to eat some ice cream and smell the ocean. It was dark, then the harvest moon rose all reddish above the dark sea. It seemed as though we could see it moving. Great night on the beach
Written October 5, 2020
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LabLover61
Woodstock, VT305 contributions
Fun in the ocean!
Jul 2020
The ocean couldn’t have been more fun! The water temperature made it easy to run right into the ocean. Cool off at Jenness Beach. Dive right in to cool yourself off.
Written August 3, 2020
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Hawaiiantraveler66
New England587 contributions
Beware the Police Harassment
Jul 2020 • Family
First of all my dad was a state trooper in NH, prior to that he was a federal officer. So this ain’t a “defund police” statement but really, if out of state visitors are threaten like our family was we will recommend you drive north to OOB and York.

We rented a house on rye beach just north of Jenness. Decided to shop local and keep the 9% rooms meals and rental tax in the state. FYI, each town gets a cut of that tax based upon population.

We set up our spot right in front of the beach house we rented. We were 4 days into our stay. In those 4 days we have seen the Rye police walking the beach passing by dogs off leash which you can’t do, kid smoke pot which is still illegal in the state of NH and people drinking beer. Each time the police ignored them.

Until today, I brought down to the beach a Corona Seltzer. Within the first 5 minutes of sitting the police officer come right down the walk way right to our area looks right at me and says “what do u think you are doing?” I said I don’t know and he replied “no open carry on the beach! I’m not going to give you a warning because that’s well known”. First it’s not we’ll know because some beaches do allow it. So he gave me a $125 ticked and passed a bunch of young teen smoking e-cigs which you need to be 21 to buy in NH.

The Rye police suffer from John Wayne attitude and have a chip on the shoulder. Well I going to pay this ticket but the Rye Police end up getting a call from the NH Division of Natural & Cultural Resource. See the state beaches are under their jurisdiction and Sarah Stewart the commissioner for the state might like to know how law enforcements treats visitors. You will see this posting on other sites and a letter to Governors constituents services.

Yes I made a mistake but why do the ignore bigger violations and pick and choose who the ticket.
Written July 31, 2020
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Hopsing-NH
Gorham, NH953 contributions
Great beach
Jul 2020 • Couples
Much quieter and smaller than nearby Hampton. Clean bath house and the small parking lot limits seems to keep the crowds down. Lifeguards are on top of keeping surfers to the right and left of the park so they are away from beach goers. No inflatable "floats" allowed and best of all, no dogs allowed.
Written July 5, 2020
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adabbler
New England539 contributions
Seems not as great as Hampton Beach
Feb 2020 • Couples
Visited it because they say the estate price in Rye is the second most expensive in New England. But felt it not as attractive nor comfortable as Hampton Beach where the bay is more broad and the view looks better. And along Hampton Beach we could more fun in those street-side stores and bars no matter we go there on the day time or at night. Parking is not a problem, and probably it is better for swimming in summer time since it has a deeper bay. Will try later.
Written February 3, 2020
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fredc392017
Ipswich, MA143 contributions
Terrific Beach
Oct 2019
Today was the first time we stopped here. Strolled the beach for awhile and watched the surfers enjoying the water.
Written October 9, 2019
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Ron Trahan
Stratham, NH160 contributions
Great beach IF you can find parking
Sep 2019
We are regulars to this very fine beach. Quite the popular destination in summer, and for good reason. Very limited metered parking right at the beach (which keeps the beach uncrowded), with clean restrooms, changing rooms and hot outside shower (yes, hot outside shower). Directly across the street are eateries and a surf shop, as well as limited parking across the street behind Summer Sessions for $20 on weekends and holidays. When tide is low there is a ton of room on an already uncrowded beach, especially if you head down the beach past the restrooms.
Written September 14, 2019
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Katique242
New Hampshire42 contributions
Amazing Beach
Aug 2019
This is my favorite beach. They have bathhouses and places to rinse off. There are places to get lunch right across the street if you don't want to pack one. There is a mile of beach to walk. Parking is like $15 for the day but you can always grab a free parking spot on the road if you get there early. Dogs can go on the beach before 9 and after 7 and they supply doggie bags. Rye is great place!
Written August 7, 2019
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francisw704
Manchester, United States3 contributions
Trip to Jenness Beach
Aug 2018
Quiet, but small and cold water. If you are into smaller beaches and aren't a big fan of wamer waters, I recommend this beach. Parking is limited so get there early.
Written June 5, 2019
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