New Hampshire Lakes and Beaches

Clough State Park: Visitors to this park will enjoy a 900 foot beach, swimming, boating and canoeing. There are fishing areas, picnic spots, walking trails, and cross-country and snowmobile trails in the winter. Off Route 114 – Weare

Echo Lake State Park: This park sits on Echo Lake, and offers visitors areas for swimming and fishing. Also hiking trails and a scenic drive lead to Cathedral Ledge, a 700 feet in the air. The ledge offers scenic views and opportunities for rock climbing. Route 302 Conway, NH

Ellacoya State Beach: The beach is located on Lake Winnipesaukee. Amenities: Swimming & camping with the many RV sites that have full hookups, Bathhouse. Located on Rte 11 in Gilford.

Forest Lake State Beach: Visitors to this mountain lake will enjoy the beach, swimming, picnic groves and wooded areas. Route 116 Dalton, NH

Fort Foster: A short, sandy beach, which overlooks New Castle and Portsmouth. Location: From Rt. 1A take Rt. 103.

Greenfield State Park: A 401 acre park on Otter Lake offering a beach, swimming, picnic areas, canoeing, fishing, and hiking trails. A public campground is available. Route 136 Greenfield

Hampton Beach State Park: The most popular beach in the region, has been drawing visitors by the hundreds of thousands since the turn of the century. The beach is extremely wide and the water warm. Amenities: Bathhouse, lifeguards. Located on Route 1A, Hampton

Jenness State Beach:
 Great family beach with an ocean front setting. Amenities: Bathhouse & lifeguards. Located on Route 1A, Rye

Kingston State Beach: Only a short distance from the ocean, but a place where you enjoy the fresh water. Great family park with ball fields & picnic area. Located off NH Rte 125 – Kingston.

Long Sands Beach: Surfing areas and restrooms available. Metered parking. Located off Rt. 1A.

Mount Sunapee State Park: One of the state’s largest parks, Mount Sunapee is a year-round recreation area, offering hiking trails, cross-country skiing, a beach, swimming areas, fishing, boating, canoeing and refreshment areas. Route 103 – Newbury

North Hampton State Beach: A wide sandy beach with a small parking lot in the heart of the short New Hampshire Seacoast.
Amenities: Bathhouse & Lifeguards. Located on Route 1A, North Hampton

North Beach: Ocean beach offers a bathhouse and lifeguards on duty. Parking is metered. Route 1A – Hampton

Pawtuckaway State Park: This park features a beach, changing facilities, swimming, boating, canoeing, hiking trails, fishing, mountain biking, and a picnic area. A public campground is also available. Trails include the hike to the Tower, which is on the summit of South Mountain. North of the Routes 101 and 156 – Nottingham

Sandy Beach: Small, picturesque beach, 10 minutes from Portsmouth, has the U.S. Coast Guard Station at one end and a large seaside park, New
Castle Common, at the other end. The beach is somewhat rocky and the water is colder than at most Seacoast beaches. Parking is available at New Castle Common. Loacted in New Castle

Seabrook Beach:
 Just down the road from Hampton Beach, Seabrook Beach offers a quieter setting and sand dunes. Located in Seabrook.

Silver Lake State Beach: In the quiet town of Hollis you will find an 80 acre lake. Amenities include bathhouse, picnic tables, playing fields, paddle boat rentals, park store. Located on Rte 122

Sunapee State Beach: Great spot for a group picnic. Amenities include fishing, boating, swimming and picnicking. Store, canoe & kayak rentals, a playground, bathhouse. Located in Newbury.

Wadleigh State Beach: The shores of Kezar Lake are home to this beautiful state beach. There is swimming, fishing, a store, play area and more. Changing facilities and picnic sites are also available. Located on Route 114 North Sutton

Wallis Sands State Beach: About 15 minutes south of Portsmouth, the beach is a beautiful, sandy curving beach that can best be seen looking south on Route 1A. It has a large parking lot, showers and restrooms. Amenities include store, bathhouses, lifeguards. Located on Route 1

Wellington Beach State Park:
 Set on Newfound Lake, this park offers a beach, swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing and a scenic walking trail. The beach is a half mile long, and there are picnic areas available. Located on Route 3A – Bristol

Wentworth State Beach: Small park on shore of Lake Wentworth. Swimming, bathhouse. Route 109, Wolfeboro.

White Lake State Park: A popular park for campers, this park features three public campsites with room for 200 tents. Visitors will enjoy the beach on White Lake, swimming, boating and canoeing, fishing, and hiking trails. Of particular interest is a forest of NH pines spread over 72 acres, a National Natural Landmark.Located on Route 16 – Tamworth