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)

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

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 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.

Make a Reservation

Book a parking spot at Wallis Sands Beach: 
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 who do not make a reservation on a first come/first-serve basis. Reservations can be made up to 30 days prior to arrival and no later than 5pm on the day of your visit.

Wallis Sands Reservations

Parks Plate and Season Pass holders are also encouraged to make reservations. There is a $1 non-refundable online transaction fee. For more information visit our day-use reservation page. There will be an expanded number of walk-in parking spaces set aside for park plate/season pass holders.

NH Senior Citizens ages 65+: To receive your discount at Wallis Sands State Park (and all other per vehicle locations), check the NH Senior Citizens box in the primary occupant profile section of the order details page.

Operating Schedule

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

Last day of Ocean Lifeguard coverage is Monday, September 5, (Labor Day)

Parking Fee Days/Hours
Passenger Vehicle: $15 Open Daily 5/20 - 9/5/2022,  8 am - 8 pm
9/5 - 9/18/2022 weekends only. Closing 9/18/2022.

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.


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

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.

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

Visit our Accessibility for All webpage at www.nhstateparks.org/news-events/accessibility. For more information on specific accessibilty needs or questions, please contact the individual park office directly.
Notice: Drone Use is Restricted
Drone use is restricted at all NH State Parks. Drone operators are not permittted to take off or land within NH State Park boundaries.