The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You New Hampshire Like Never Before

Summer is here, and it’s time to head to the beach! But if you don’t want to feel like you’re fighting through the crowds on a city subway when you go for a swim, take this road trip through the state’s lesser-known beaches. Sure, it’s hard to keep beaches secret in our beautiful state – but there may just be a few on here that you haven’t been to before, and you’ll want to take a visit to the best beaches in New Hampshire. For an interactive Google map with exact addresses, click here.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

What are some of the best beaches in New Hampshire in your opinion? Join the conversation in the comments! Don’t forget to tell us your favorite “secret” beach.

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Best Beaches In New Hampshire

August 02, 2019

What are the prettiest beaches in New Hampshire?

New Hampshire beaches just might be some of the prettiest in the United States. Dip your feet in the cool ocean water at Wallis Sands State Beach in Rye, which features picture-perfect views of the Isle of Shoals. Hampton Beach in Hampton, the largest and most popular of the New Hampshire beaches, also boasts some pretty spectacular views.

Weirs Beach in Laconia is also a beautiful beach that offers plenty for visitors, from jaw-dropping views of Lake Winnipesaukee to a vibrant boardwalk dotted with charming shops and lively arcades.

What are the best beach towns in New Hampshire?

Whether you’re on the hunt for the perfect day trip destination or a vacation spot, you’ll find plenty of delightful beach towns in New Hampshire. The tiny coastal town of New Castle, for example, overlooks the beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee.

If you want your choice of beaches, you’ll definitely love Rye. The small New Hampshire town boasts easy access to several beautiful beaches, including Jenness State Beach and Wallis Sand State Beach. The town itself, which looks like it stepped from the pages of a storybook, features plenty of quaint shops and restaurants.

What beaches have the clearest water in New Hampshire?

Add Newfound Lake in New Hampshire to your list of must visit beaches. The beach leads to the beautiful, clear water of the lake. You can spend your day swimming and boating in the clear water of the six-mile long lake.

If you like cold and clear water, visit Nebanusit Lake. The 718-acre New Hampshire lake is also an ideal spot for kayaking, boating, and fishing. Lake Winnipesaukee is also known for its clear water, making it an ideal spot for swimming.