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Wallis Sands State Park Overview

Wallis Sands State Park is located in Rye, New Hampshire, offering visitors access to a beautiful stretch of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. It's a popular destination for beach activities, enjoying the ocean views, and picnicking.

Location & Accessibility: The park is easily accessible by car and has a parking area for visitors. The address is:

  • 1050 Ocean Boulevard
  • Rye, NH 03870-2104

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Sandy beach
  • Bathhouse with restrooms and showers
  • Picnic area
  • Metered parking (Parking fees apply)
  • Seasonal lifeguards

Camping Information

Camping Availability: Wallis Sands State Park does not offer camping facilities. It operates as a day-use park, meaning that overnight stays are not allowed within the park itself.

Nearby Camping Options: If you're interested in camping, you might want to consider nearby state parks or private campgrounds. Options include:

  • Jenness State Beach: Also a day-use park but located close to Wallis Sands; you would need to find a nearby campground for overnight stays.
  • Rye Harbor State Park: No camping available, but nearby to both beaches.
  • Private Campgrounds: There are several private campgrounds located within a short drive of Wallis Sands State Park.

Things to Consider

Operation Times: The park operates all year round, with the full range of amenities available seasonally, typically between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Pets: Pets are generally not allowed at the park from the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Alcohol & Smoking: Alcohol consumption and smoking are typically prohibited at New Hampshire state parks, including Wallis Sands State Park.

Reservations: For day use, reservations are not needed as the park operates on a first-come, first-served basis. However, parking can fill up quickly on busy summer days, so early arrival is recommended.

Weather: New Hampshire's coastal weather can be unpredictable, and it's wise to check the forecast before setting out and to dress in layers.

Safety: If you're visiting during the swimming season, pay close attention to any posted signs or flags that indicate swimming conditions and always obey lifeguard instructions.

Additional Tips

  • Arrive Early: To ensure parking availability during peak season, it’s best to arrive early in the day.
  • Check Tides: If you’re planning on walking along the beach, be aware of the tide schedule to avoid getting stranded by high tides.
  • Visit Off-Season: Consider visiting in the off-season for a more peaceful experience, though access to facilities such as bathhouses may be limited.
  • Local Regulations: Always familiarize yourself with and follow any posted park rules and local ordinances to ensure a pleasant visit for everyone.

While Wallis Sands State Park may not offer camping, it provides a relaxing beach experience and is close to various recreation options that can complement your outdoor adventure.

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