Wallis Sands State Park

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1050 Ocean Blvd
Rye, NH 03870
603-436-9404 (In Season)
603-227-8722 (Seacoast Regional Office)

NH State Park seacoast sand beaches, bathrooms and parking are open as of June 1, 2020 With Restrictions

This includes Hampton Beach State Park (Seashell, South Beach and North Beach), North Hampton State Beach, Jenness State Beach and Wallis Sand State Park.

Sunbathing and other traditional beach activities may resume on seacoast beaches, effective June 5, 2020. Beachgoers must still remain 6 feet from other groups.
Those heading to our seacoast beaches should note that current parking restrictions will remain in effect.

Advanced Day Use Parking Reservation Required

Please Note: Recreational Vehicles (RV) must purchase 2 reservations. If your RV has park plates, you must purchase one reservation at full price and one reservation with park plate discount as the park plate only covers parking fee for one parking space.

Activities and Amenities

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 hot and cold showers. 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.

Operating Schedule

Please Note: Dates and times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice. For up to date hours, please call the park directly. 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.

Parking Fee Operating Dates Hours/Gates
Passenger vehicle: $15 June 1 - October 12 10am - 6pm

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.


Parking fee is $15 per passenger vehicle.  NH residents age 65 and over are admitted free. Season passes are available.

Discover the Power of Parks Programming

Interpretive, nature-based programs will be offered at Seacoast State Parks all summer long as part of the Discover Power of Parks. Programs will be presented by our SCA Interpretive Rangers in the park each week. Check out the seacoast program schedule for more information. All programs are free with paid park admission. No pre-registration is required.

Are pets allowed at Wallis Sands State Park?

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. (603-436-9404)