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Jenness State Beach

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Address: Route 1A, Rye Beach, NH
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+1 603-436-1552
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Amazing Beach on the NH Coast

One of my favorite beaches along the NH Coast. Busy in the summer so arrive early to get a parking spot, but there's easier street parking near Jenness than some of the other... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Lauren L
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

One of my favorite beaches along the NH Coast. Busy in the summer so arrive early to get a parking spot, but there's easier street parking near Jenness than some of the other beaches along the coast. (Pictures are taken a little further south of Jenness itself, in an amazing little rocky cove.)

Thank Lauren L
Rye Beach, New Hampshire
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have spent most of my life growing up on this beach....I have travelled around the world to many famous locations and this is the finest beach for family and recreation

Thank mdinola
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It was good. I surfed, my woman friend learned how to surf. We had a great time. Parking sucked. We went back again later.

Thank Aaron U
Morrisville, Vermont
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went here two days in a row! Great beach, but nicer crowd! No blaring radios or cigarette smoking/trash throwing people. Everyone is just chilling and enjoying the beach. Public bathrooms available and we paid $15.00 to park across the way. Bring your own food and drinks though-not too many options for buying near the beach.

Thank NYC2VT
Windham, New Hampshire
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44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite beach spot for catching rays & enjoying the beach. The parking lot is usually full but there is available parking across the street behind the surf shop. You can find your spot & not feel crowded. Definitely the best NH State beach in my opinion.

Thank MGMN27
Winchester, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Not like hampton's excitement and activity, just a place to get away to. But like any beach the water comes in at high tide and goes out at low tide. Best to come Early.

1 Thank Tim3771
Weare, New Hampshire
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177 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Jenness State Beach today for the first time. Well, it was her first time... my first time since the mid-to-late-1980s when I was employed by the Town of Rye. Back then I would not have appreciated it... I would have wanted to go to Hampton Beach to be near other young adults, food establishments,... More 

Thank sox1fan
West Springfield, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Not only does it feel a little in between Hampton and York, ME, but it is a great alternative as well. A great alternative to the crowds and the water is a joy for taking a dip and a full on swim. Had a great time.

Thank Dean M
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251 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

Came here by recommendation from a friend. Since I've been little I've always gone to Hampton Beach etc, the place to go, well about 20 mins north is a better beach, yes, no honky tonk shops/restuarants but more a vacation rental/locals beach with the most beautiful homes in Rye, NH. The beach is about a mile or longer. There is... More 

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18 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Our first time at Jenness State Beach was well worth the time. We spent a Tuesday evening and a late Wednesday night here. Both visits were pleasurable. Not as crowded as Hampton Beach. The parking was easier than other places around. $2 for an hour is a reasonable rate. Will definitely be coming back.

Thank Dave L

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