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Ellacoya State Park

Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
+1 603-293-7821
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Beautiful park

The beach areas are clean and well kept with picnic tables available. There is a small store for... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2016
Debby W
Durham, United Kingdom
Spend the Day Here

This is a very nice State Park. The beach is great for young children, sand and water that does... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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This park includes a beach for swimming on Lake Winnipesaukee.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Route 11, Scenic Drive, Gilford, NH 03246
+1 603-293-7821
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

The beach areas are clean and well kept with picnic tables available. There is a small store for refreshments, beach goods etc. Restrooms are available, but they are smelly and unpleasant.

Thank Debby W
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a very nice State Park. The beach is great for young children, sand and water that does not get deep quickly. Picnic tables, shade or sun, store on sire, and very nice toilet facilities.

Thank Wink4300
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Love this place, great location, plenty of sand, sun, shade. Get here early (before 10 am) to get prime spots. Picnic tables and fire pits are available. There are toilet facilities. Also, you can bring floats etc..

Thank Reneembm
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Beautiful place! Great for swimming specially for kids. Big parking lot. $5 fee per person. Grills and picnic tables available along the beach, a small store and bathrooms. The only downside is the fact that it's always crowded during peak season and people listen to...More

1  Thank PaulinesChoice
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Best beach on the Lake! Must get there early to get a parking spot. You can grill and eat there. Decent bathroom and a small store.

Thank eagle12342015
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Only $5 a person to park here which I thought was very reasonable. Short walk to beach and the beach is super clean and not overly crowded.

Thank talkee
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We ended up here by "accident." We were staying at Weirs Beach but it was closed due to bacteria counts. The Weirs lifeguard suggested Ellacoya to us so we decided to check it out. The fee to enter was nominal $7 for me and two...More

1  Thank metrowestmom
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My whole family enjoyed our day at the park.There's a fee to enter but the whole area is well maintained and very clean.The beach is beautiful and water is crystal clear.There are picnic tables ,barbecues pits and volleyball court.In all we had a great day...More

Thank sg09
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Wish the weather was nicer so we could have really enjoyed the beach. The views of the mountains were so beautiful.

Thank Krysnfrank
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Ellacoya offers a very nice opportunity of viewing the Lake and Mountains of the Lakes Region. Take a picnic lunch/dinner anytime of day, swim people watch and just chill out

Thank Gio03809
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Betty H
22 January 2017|
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Response from eagle12342015 | Reviewed this property |
There is a place to launch boats. However, I do not think there is a concrete ramp. I think you back over a sandy beach. I am going up next weekend and will try to get you a better answer. You could probably write the NH... More