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Jenness State Beach


2280 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870

Hours and Fees

Park Office: 603-227-8722

Metered Parking - 4/1, 8am - 12 am

Bathhouse - Open 4/1
8am - 6pm: April 1 - May 23
8am - 6pm: May 24 - Sept. 2
8am - 6pm: Sept. 23 - Oct. 3
8am - 5pm: Oct. 4 - Oct. 31

603-227-8722 (Seacoast Regional Office)
603-227-8700 (Parking Information)

The final day of Ocean Lifeguard coverage for Jenness is Sunday, August 20, 2023.

Park Operating Schedules

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

Off season use: 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, comfort stations are not available and gates may be closed. The off-season poses unique risks inherent when participating in outdoor recreational activities. Recreationists should possess the necessary knowledge, skill, and equipment to ensure their own safety. Users assume all risk while recreating in State Park lands.

Activities and amenities

Fishing Restrooms Swimming Picnic Area Showers
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About the Park

Check Beach Advisories

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.


Are pets allowed at Jenness State Beach?

Pets are not permitted in the park. Leashed pets are permitted off season beginning November 1. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Group Use Reservations


For information on this parks pavilion rental please visit Pavilions & Group Use page.

Day Use Youth Groups


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.

Access for Persons with Disabilities

Visit our Accessibility page. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.


Find Additional Seacoast Beaches and Parks Here:

Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach
North Hampton State Beach
North Beach
Wallis Sands State Park

Odiorne State Park
Rye Harbor State Park

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