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Public Beaches on Lake Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Opechee, Wentworth and more


Weirs BeachAll area codes are (603) unless otherwise designated.

Lake Winnisquam
Ahern State Park -
Laconia Rt 11A. On the shores of Lake Winnisquam. Many walking trails, small swimming beach. Pit toilets. 436-1552

Bartlett Beach - Laconia Beach on Lake Winnisquam. Rt 3 to Court Street. Turn onto Bay Street. Left to Winnisquam Ave. Beach is at end. No fee. Swimming, bathrooms, fishing, playground, picnicking. 524-5046

Lake Wentworth
Allen Albee Beach -
Wolfeboro Swimming beach on Lake Wentworth. Off Rt 28, north of downtown. No fee, picnicking. 569-5639

Wentworth State Beach - Wolfeboro Small park located on the shore of scenic Lake Wentworth. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, bathhouse. Site of summer estate of Governor John Wentworth, NH's last colonial governor. Open May - September. Admission fee. Route 109, Wolfeboro 03894 (603) 569-3699

Lake Winnipesaukee
Alton Town Beaches -
Alton Small Swimming Beach -Restrooms, parking. No admission fee. Rt 28A on Alton Bay. No lifeguard on duty. Swim Dock on Rt 11 next to town docks. No admission fee. Lifeguard on duty. 875-0109

Brewster Beach - Wolfeboro Rt 28, (South of downtown), to Clark Rd (across from Huggins Hospital). Beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. No fee. Restrooms, swimming, picnicking. 569-5639.

Carry Beach - Wolfeboro Public beach on Lake Winnipesaukee. Rt 28 (north of downtown) to Forest Rd. Swimming, picnicking, restrooms. 569-5639.

Ellacoya State Park -
Gilford 600-ft. sandy beach on southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee; RV park with 38 camp sites. Call (603) 271-3628 to make a reservation. Swimming, picnicking, store, bathhouse. Route 11, Gilford, 03249 (603)293-7821. Email:

Leavitt Park - Meredith Swimming, picnicking. No fee. Small playground area. From Rt 25/Rt3 intersection in center of town, take Rt 25 North to Leavitt Rd. 279-4538

Melvin Village Warf – Melvin Village Swimming, No Lifeguared on Duty, no rest rooms, limited parking. Govenor Wentworth Highway, Rt 109, Melvin Village

Weirs Beach Endicott Park- Weirs Beach Small public beach on the Weirs Beach Channel connecting Paugus Bay with the larger portion of Lake Winnipesaukee. Historic Endicott Rock - Surveyors commissioned by Royal Governor John Endicott of the Massachuseets Bay Colony signed their initials in 1652. Great place for boat watching. Admission fee. Rt 3, Weirs Beach - overlooking the town docks. (603) 436-1552

19 Mile Bay Beach - Tuftonboro Swimming, picnicking. No fee. Portable toilets. No Lifequard on Duty, parking. Govenor Wentworth Highway, Rt 109, Tuftonboro 569-4539

20 Mile Bay Beach - Tuftonboro Swimming, picnicking. No fee. No Lifequard on Duty, limited parking. Govenor Wentworth Highway, Rt 109, Tuftonboro 569-4539

Lake Opechee
Bond Beach -
Laconia Swimming beach on Lake Opechee. Restrooms, swimming, picnic area, fishing. Laconia Residents Only. Parking Fee $10. Elm Street to Bell Street. Parking at end. 524-5046

Opechee Park Cove Beach & Opechee Point Beach - Laconia Great family beach with no admission fee. Playground area. Quiet cove on Opechee Lake. Rt 106, N. Main Street, Laconia. 524-5046

New Hampshire State Parks - Concord PO Box 1856, Concord, 03302-1856 (603) 271-3556. New Hampshire has 45 state parks, 14 natural areas/waysides and 10 historic sites. The parks offer a diverse use from camping to swimming to just enjoying the views.

Plummer Ledge Natural Area -
Wentworth Off Rt 25, Wentworth. 323-2087. Site of glacial potholes. (603) 323-2087

Sculptured Rocks State Park - Groton Geologically interesting glacial potholes. River gorge with observation bridge. Swimming, picnicking, hiking. Rt 3A Hebron to North Shore Rd. Follow signs from Hebron Village. 323-2087

Lake Sunapee
Sunapee State Beach -
Newbury Rt 103. Fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking on 4,085-acre Lake Sunapee. Ideal for family and group outings. 763-5661

Newfound Lake
Wellington State Park - Bristol 204 Acre Park with quarter-mile beach on the shore of Newfound Lake. Swimming, picnicking, playground, trails, group pavilions and boat launch. Admission fee. Route 3A to West Shore Rd, Bristol, 03222 (603) 744-2197

White Lake
White Lake State Park - Tamworth Popular campground with 200 tent sites. Showers, store, beach, canoe rentals, trails, fishing. May-Oct. $14-$20/site. Reservations call (603) 271-3627, Route 16, Tamworth 03886 (603) 323-7350

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