Beaches – Lakes Region

Lakes Region NH Beaches

New Hampshire Lakes Region beachesWeirs Beach is probably the most famous of all the New Hampshire Lakes region beaches. The Weirs (Weirs Beach)

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attracts beach-goers from everywhere to enjoy the clear waters of the “big lake” – Lake Winnipesaukee. Beautiful Ellacoya State Park is a large sandy beach. Ask about NH Lake Region beaches or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.

NH Lakes Region Public Beaches & Swimming



Weirs Beach SignWeirs Beach – Endicott Park
Route 3
Laconia, NH
Ph: 603-436-1552
A nice sandy beach on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee where the big lake empties into Paugus Bay. The Indians once fished this channel and caught salmon here. Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Endicott commissioned surveyors here in 1652. You can view their signatures on Endicott Rock. Admission is charged. A great place for boat watching, sunbathing and swimming.

Alton Town Beaches
Rt. 28A
Alton Bay, NH
Ph: 603-875-0109
A wonderful swimming area. No admission fee. Parking and restrooms are available. Rt. 28 on Alton Bay. No lifeguards on duty. Swim Dock on Rt. 11 next to the town docks. No admission fee, lifeguard on duty.

Bartlett Beach
Winnisquam Avenue
Laconia, NH
Ph: 603-524-5046
A nice free public beach on Lake Winnisquam. Take Rt. 3 to Court Street, turn onto Bay Street, Left to Winnisquam Ave. Beach is at the end. No fee for parking or admission. Swimming, bathrooms, fishing, playground, picnicking.

Opechee Park
North Main Street
Laconia, NH

Bond Beach
Bell Street
Laconia, NH

Ahern State Park
off Route 106
Laconia, NH

Gilford Town Beach
Varney Point Access Road
Gilford, NH
A beautiful place to cool down for Gilford residents. Gilford beach is a Town Beach, and is restricted to Gilford residents, taxpayers, and their guests only; it is not open to the general public.

Center Harbor Town Beach
Route 25
Center Harbor, NH

Ellacoya State Park
Rt. 11
Gilford, NH
Ph: 603-293-7821 
This NH state park offers 600 feet of sandy beach on the state’s largest lake, Winnipesaukee. There are picnicking areas, a bathhouse with restrooms, and lifeguards on duty. The campground here is only for RVs. There are more than 35 campsites available.

Wellington State Park
Bristol, NH
Ph: 603-744-2197
A half-mile of sandy beach on pristine Newfound Lake offers some of the state’s nicest swimming. Lifeguards are on duty. Bathhouses, restrooms, and a store are all available, and there is a picnic area in a pine grove along with some nice hiking trails. Wellington also provides a boat launch. The park is open 9 AM to 7 PM every day during the summer.

Wentworth State Park
Wolfeboro, NH
Ph: 603-569-3699
This small park offers very nice swimming, with a gradual drop-off that lets even little kids walk “way out.” The beach is mostly sandy, with picnic tables on the grass close enough to watch the kids. Lifeguards and a bathhouse with restrooms are provided.

Brewster Beach
Clark Road off South Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH

Carry Beach
Forest Road off North Main Street
Wolfeboro, NH

Allen Albee Beach
Rt. 28 North
Wolfeboro, NH

Twenty Mile Bay Beach
Route 109
Tuftonboro, NH

Nineteen Mile Bay Beach
Route 109
Tuftonboro, NH

Duncan Lake
Duncan Lake Road off Route 16
Ossipee, NH

Long Island Beach
Long Island Beach Road off Rt. 109
Moultonboro Neck, NH

State Landing Beach
State Landing Road off Rt. 109
Moultonboro, NH

Waukewan Beach
Waukewan Street
Meredith, NH

Leavitt Park
Veasey Shore Road off Route 25
Meredith, NH

Melvin Village Town Beach
Wharf Road off Route 109
Melvin Village, NH

White Lake State Park
Route 16
Tamworth, NH
Ph: 603-323-7350
In addition to camping and hiking, this park offers a nice sandy beach with lifeguards, a bathhouse and restrooms. There is a picnic area, and canoe rentals are available.

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