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Rye Harbor State Park


1730 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870

Hours and Fees

Park Office: 603-227-8717

Metered Parking Schedule and Rates

Begins April 1

Gates: Closed
Bathhouse: 11/01-13: Closed

Citation and Parking Information

603-227-8717 (Events/Group Use)
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Regional Office)

This park is always open for recreation unless closed or restricted by posting.

Off season use: This park is always open for recreation unless otherwise posted. 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 Picnic Area Picnic Pavillion

Check Beach Advisories

About the Park


Also called Ragged Neck, Rye Harbor State Park affords scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, the Isles of Shoals, and Rye Harbor. Ragged Neck is a peninsula of rocky coastline filled with lush green grass. Favorite activities enjoyed in the park include saltwater fishing and picnicking with ocean breezes. Amenities offered include picnic tables and restrooms.

See Metered Parking & Citation Information

Are pets allowed at Rye Harbor State Park?

Pets are not permitted in the park from May 1 - September 30. Leashed pets are permitted in the park from November 1 - April 30. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Group Use Reservations

Pavilions & Day-Use Groups

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


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:

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

Odiorne Point State Park
Rye Harbor State Park


Additional Resources

For information about sea life visit the 

New England Aquarium 
Blue Ocean Society Discovery Center

Information about Monarch Butterflies

Endangered Piping Plovers

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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