The New Hampshire Beach That’s Unlike Any Other In The World
With lakes and seashore, New Hampshirites have plenty of beaches to choose from. One beach in particular stands out though – not just for its beautiful shoreline and great swimming, but also for the hidden natural history hidden beneath its waves that most visitors don’t know about.
Just a bit up the coast from the always crowded Hampton Beach, you'll find Jenness State Beach in Rye.
This sandy beach would be worth visiting just for its great swimming and views - it's a perfect spot for families.
It's a popular spot with surfers for its rolling waves.
What most people don't know, however, is that under the waves is a hidden sunken forest thousands of years old.
56 stumps from trees in a vast forest that dates back 3,400 to 3,800 years have been preserved on the seafloor from a time when the shore of New Hampshire extended as much as 75 miles east of its current position.
The forest is rarely sighted above sea level since the weather conditions and tide have to be just right - the last time was in 2010. But next time you visit, know that you are swimming over some truly incredible natural history.
Learn more about the sunken forest of Jenness State Beach by watching the video below – and don’t forget to visit the beach yourself this summer!
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