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“Not as scenic as others around, but still quite nice”

Jenness State Beach
Reviewed 14 August 2014

A very big beach, and we had a lot of fun here. Plenty of space to play. Great for kids, as the shallow sands seem to go on forever. It's not as pretty has Hampton Beach to the south or Long Sands to the north, but also not as busy or loud. Not a whole lot of parking. Facilities are a little run down, but no big deal. Laid back, old school beach experience. Very, very nice.

4  Thank mpugh22
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

If you are looking for a kid-friendly beach without frills and tacky shops, this is it. If you are looking for the opposite of Hampton or the beaches in York, this is it. It's about the beach. Very shallow which is great swimming for kids, and as the tide goes out, one if the best body surfing beaches in New England. Great sand for sand castles. Limited parking but it's cheap if you get there early in the summer, other places to park or along the road a bit further down. As the tide goes out there is ample room for all despite crowds should you go on a summer weekend.

2  Thank Scott B
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Beautiful beach. Please note in the high summer season this beach, like most, gets very crowded. Parking may be limited once the parking lot is full. There is quite a bit of parking but if you plan to visit on a nice summer day I would go early in the day to ensure you get a parking spot. Nice beach. If you want to stay overnight, there is a small hotel located directly across the busy road. You can walk to the beach from the hotel but it will be located across a busy road and a parking lot. The hotel is very basic but has a nice restaurant with good sea food and a nice outdoor pool. I visited this beach on a very busy hot day so there were crowds of people (not as crowded as Old Orchard Beach in Maine, however). I would like to return and visit during a less crowded season. Fall would be a great time to walk or jog on this beach during the Indian Summer wam weather. Another good time to visit would be late Spring. I didn't swim but I did walk in the water. As with most New England beaches, the water is quite cold even on hot days.

I don't know whether there are bathrooms or other facilities.

Although it can get crowded, this area would be less crowded than Hampton Beach area, NH, on a nice summer day. However there is more to do at Hampton Beach which also has a playground. I do not recall a playground at this beach. It is a beautiful nice beach which would be good for anyone who wants to basically just enjoy the ocean, of any age, and good for families.

I assume there is some type of state mandated parking fee in the summer or a pass may be required; I don't know. Check with the state of NH to find out before you go if it's summer.

I believe there were some metered marking spots but I am not sure. I was parked at the hotel across the street where we stayed and just walked across the road....a few minutes walk.

If you have children be sure to be careful and stay with them as you cross the road. Although it's a short distance, it's a busy highway
road.

2  Thank riririri3300ccz00
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

This beach is great, not busy and we always get our "spot". Great for early morning walks as the sun is rising

4  Thank Pam W
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Very clean and well kept. The beach was not to crowded with a life guard on duty. Toilets and restaurants are close by. We were able to find parking near the beach.

2  Thank mack3737
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