Rye Harbor State Park
Rye Harbor State Park
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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State park located on the Atlantic coast.
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The park here is very nice, natural and has a unique feature with the drowned forest. Loved the rock formations. Low tide lets you really experience it.
Written 15 September 2022
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sgtabe9
Oshkosh, WI215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was beautiful. A bit touristy but still beautiful. A lot of stone beaches but also a lot of sandy beaches to sit out on and watch the waves and the people play. Lots of lovely shops but parking is a bit crazy. A lot of one way streets too.
Written 19 August 2021
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
I've always liked this park on Ragged Neck, mostly for the great views of the harbor itself and the ocean. It's more peaceful than Rye Beach State Park and of course the Hampton state parks down the road. It has some nice picnic and fishing spots, a shelter, restrooms, and lots of benches. The beach is pretty rocky, but you can always see several sea ducks floating around! A lot of weddings are held here because of the location. The Isles of Shoals are seven miles out, which you can catch a boat to from the harbor. It's just across from Ray's Seafood, the second most popular seafood place on Rye's coast.
Written 30 July 2021
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William M
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Family
We stopped at about 6PM, gates open, a bunch of people, no signage about opening/closing times whatsoever. We got some seafood takeout from down the road and enjoyed dinner while the sun set. It was gorgeous. We get in our car to leave and find THE GATES LOCKED!!!! There was still 25-30 cars inside and a bunch of people. I contacted the Rye police, informed me yeah, the park close at 8, the state comes by and locks the gates. I said without any signage or anykind of warning they just lock people in?!? He said yup, but Ill send an offficer down in awhile to let you guys out. 20 mins of sitting in line locked in before we saw anyone, absolutely crazy
Written 6 June 2020
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fredc392017
Ipswich, MA140 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We stopped here on our way to lunch at Petey's Seafood Restaurant. It was quite cool for walking the beach as the wind was brisk off the water.
Written 24 October 2019
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Schadau
Toronto, Canada65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
We stopped at Rye Harbour for a quick picnic and had a great time. Post season meant no entry fee, and the few picnic tables were completely empty...
The historic plaque describing the nearby/offshore “isles of shoals” was interesting and photogenic and the washroom facility was clean and had an excellent roofed area with additional picnic tables to protect from inclement weather.
While New Hampshire state parks/beaches are notoriously DOG-UNFRIENDLY, our Golden Retriever was able to romp “leash free” due to the late season and lack of tourists...
Written 7 September 2019
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BobLucky3565703
Guilderland, NY114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We got takeout from Ray's, a short distance from this park. We ate our take out dinner on a picnic table looking out towards the Isle of Shoals. Wonderful experience.
Written 31 August 2019
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pmjc
Tucson, AZ799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We live in AZ and had escaped from the heat (we thought) by going to NE. But all of the east was sweltering with mid 90 temps even in New Hampshire. Our friends took us out to this spot, and sitting under the ramada, we found something of what we had come east for. The views were wide and beautiful and the breeze was the best ever. We could see thunder clouds developing to the west, and left the beach as the first drops were starting. Great couple hours.
Written 10 August 2019
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Mike H
Rye, NH5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
The Rye Harbor State Park is a great place to visit any time of the year. Great for a picnic in the summer and for Snowy Owl watching in the winter. (Don't go too close to them)
Written 11 December 2018
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018
We were visiting the Northeast corridor and wanted to take on their beaches. These are not your normal beaches as there is granite rocks all through the sand area and you have to be careful. Wear some shoes I might advice. The area is good for picnics and stuff and there are cruises you can take as well. The water is also cold most of the year round, so be careful to get in and get out. We liked it , but there are warmer beaches down south.
Written 14 October 2018
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