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Wallis Sands State Park


1050 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870

Hours and Fees

Office: 603-436-9404

Open - weekends - 5/11, full-time - 5/18
Bathhouse - 8am - 5pm
Tollbooth - open - 8am - 5pm

Day Use Fees:
Passenger Vehicle: $15, ​NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free.    

Season Passes are available

Park Operating Schedules

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

Off season use: 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 Park Store

Check Beach Advisories

About the Park

Wallis Sands State Beach offers oceanfront swimming, views of the Isles of Shoals, and a sandy beach that families especially enjoy. Beach amenities include a store that sells a variety of items, food, and drinks; and a large bathhouse with outdoor rinse stations. The park has a grassy area with picnic tables, but fires are not allowed. The parking lot can accommodate 500 cars. Prior to visiting seacoast, familiarize yourself with the Seacoast Beach information as well as Seacoast Beach parking options.
Season Passes


Find Additional Seacoast Beaches and Parks Here:

Hampton Beach State Park
Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach
North Hampton State Beach
North Beach
Jenness State Beach

Odiorne State Park
Rye Harbor State Park
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wallis sands state park beach view wallis sands state park cairn and ocean

Day Use Reservations at Wallis Sands State Park

Visitors can make a reservation before arriving at the park as parking is limited especially on nice weekends and holidays. Walk-in spaces are available for visitors on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival.

Parks Plate & Season Pass: There are designated spaces set aside for plate/pass holders on a first-come/first-serve basis. Reservations are still encouraged in the event a park reaches capacity (requiring a $1 transaction fee).

NH Senior Citizens: To receive a discount at our per person fee locations, enter the number of NH Senior Citizens in the vehicle/occupant information section of the order details page, rather than the number of adults.


Are pets allowed at Wallis Sands State Park?

Pets are not permitted in the park. Leashed pets are allowed when the park closes for the season, and until it opens in the spring. Please check signageat the park. 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.

Youth Group Day Use

Youth and School Groups must call the park directly at least 2 weeks prior to arrival to make reservations before visiting. The Bus Pass Program is available for NH youth organizations that meet the program criteria (for more information and applications, please visit BUS PASS PROGRAM.)
Groups that do not meet the qualification for the Bus Pass Program are eligible to receive a discounted rate. For More information, please visit our School & Youth Group 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.

Additional Resources

For information about sea life visit the Seacoast Science Center or 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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