Jenness State Beach

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

Activities and Amenities

Picnic Area
Picnic Area
* pit toilet or bathhouse
Flush Toilets
Flush Toilets

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

Jenness State Beach opens full-time for the season on April 1, 2016 and closes November 1, 2016. Metered Parking hours are from 8:00 am to midnight. The bathhouse at Jenness State Beach is open from April 1st through November 1st.

Lifeguarding Schedule: Lifeguards are on duty from May 28th through August 21st, 2016. Lifeguard hours are 10 am to 4:45 pm daily.

  Fee Full Time Operating Hours Closing
Parking Meters
$1 per hr (4/1 - 4/30)
$2 per hr (5/1 - 9/30)
$1 per hr (10/1 - 10/31)
8am - midnight
Bathhouse N/A 4/1 4/1-10/31 open, check signage 11/2
Lifeguards N/A 5/27 10am - 4:45pm 8/21
*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. 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

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.(603-227-8722)

Additional Seacoast Beaches

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