Jenness State Beach (Rye Beach)

  • Jenness State Beach - USA
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Jenness Beach is a popular spot with surfers and is one of the most easily reached surf spots from Boston. Generally speaking this is a beginner-friendly beach with a gently sloping sand bottom but on its day the waves here can be awesome.

The beach is also a good family friendly choice with cheap parking and good amenities. Lifeguards patrol the beach during the summer months meaning swimming is fairly safe and there is a picnic area.

The modern bathhouse by the car park has changing stalls, showers and restrooms.

With New Hampshire only having 18 miles of coastline this popular beach can get busy on hot summer days.

Nearest town/city


Also known as:

Rye Beach

Lifeguard service



  • Good fishing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Shower

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