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2280 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
Phone: 603-227-8722 (Seacoast Regional Office)
Phone: 603-227-8700 (Parking Information)

Activities and Amenities

Jenness State Beach is a great family location with an Atlantic ocean-front setting – its sandy beach is ideal for swimming and picnicking. Amenities at the beach include a bathhouse. Metered parking is available for 67 cars. Pay Stations that are located at State Beaches accept cash and coins as well as credit and debit cards. Prior to visiting the NH seacoast, familiarize yourself with the Seacoast Beach information as well as Seacoast Beach parking options.

Operating Schedule

Metered Parking hours are from 8am to midnight.

NOTICE: The final day of Ocean Lifeguard coverage for Jenness will be Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Fee Operating Schedule
Metered Parking:
$2 per hr (4/1 – 9/30)
$1 per hr (10/1 – 10/31)
Bathhouse: open April 1

*Operating dates and times are subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly.

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting. During off hours and the off-season the park is typically not staffed and comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Please be aware that many State Park areas and trails are not staffed during the off-season, and day-use fees are not collected. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Are pets allowed at Jenness State Beach?

Pets are not permitted in the park. leashed pets are permitted off season. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.

Beach Advisories

For listings of current advisories, please visit the State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services Beach Advisories website page.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.

Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permitted take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.

Additional Seacoast Beaches

Hampton Beach State Park
North Beach
North Hampton State Beach
Wallis Sands State Park

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  • Thomas Allen
    Thomas Allen
    6 months ago

    Great beach. Need to arrive early to secure parking in the lot which is not free. Free parking can be found on the side of Ocean Blvd but up the road from the lot. No parking on the local side streets. Very clean bath house available. Food available for purchase at businesses across Ocean Blvd. Beach is very wide and flat at low tide. Good to know when high tide and low tide are. Surfers can surf all times. Best beach in the Town of Rye, NH.

  • Karen Mcnamara
    Karen Mcnamara
    9 months ago

    It was beautiful there, not crowded, my friend and I got a lot of awesome shells and a piece of driftwood while here. Had a nice time

  • Natalia Urbano
    Natalia Urbano
    a year ago

    Love this nugget! The parking is small, so its best to get here early. Pay for parking starts at 8 so if your earlier than 8 you dont pay. If it's full there is usually a sign letting people that's the case. The bathroom and changing rooms are very clean. They open at 8 so be mindful if getting here before that open time.

  • John Petralito
    John Petralito
    a year ago

    Great beach. Pay to park. Safe and NH State Beach. Bathrooms open during season. Dogs allowed on beach with leash in off season only.

  • Jet Bj
    Jet Bj
    6 months ago

    Nice beach with clean, fine sand and easy parking. It is paid parking.

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