Jenness State Beach RV & Campground Guide

New Hampshire

Jenness State Beach is located in Rye, NH, and near Acorn Acres and North Hampton. The beach has a large parking lot that's usable by RVers visiting this part of New Hampshire, and there's metered parking for travelers with smaller RVs like campervans and some trailers. Jenness Beach is a great place for water sports, so if you like to swim, jet ski, or boat, this is a great location to visit. While pets aren't permitted on the beach, there are plenty of opportunities for families to have fun playing sports and picnicking out on the dunes. The beach spans about 1.3 acres and was established in the 80s as an official state beach. There is no lifeguard presence during the off-season, so visitors will need to be careful, especially considering the cold weather and water during the winter. 

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Spring 45-77 F
Summer 59-81 F
Fall 50-73 F
Winter 21-39 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Jenness State Beach

Whether you visit Jenness State Beach in the off-season or during the summer, an RV rental is a great way to provide your family with a comfortable home base. Most RV types will have comfortable amenities and places to sleep so you can be energized for another day at the beach. For those without their own RV, there are hundreds of different models and RV classes to consider renting from RVshare

Hampton Beach State Park

Hampton Beach State Park is another beach area to consider that also has full RV hookups for your trip. This beach state park is located in the southeastern area of New Hampshire in Hampton. Some parts of the beach are rocky, while others are covered in sand. The campground has 30 back-in and pull-out sites as well as showers for campers to use.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Showers, beachfront stores, arcades, and restaurants

Sea Coast Camping and RV Resort

For those that love water sports, Sea Coast Camping and RV Resort is a great place to visit when you're RVing in the area. This campground has accommodations for all types of RVs and is only about five miles from Jenness State Beach. The beach is pet-friendly and provides options for cats and dogs to get some outside time.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other amenities: Two bathhouses, a playground area for the kids, and a camp store

Tuxbury Pond RV Resort

Tuxbury Pond RV Resort has 316 RV-friendly campsites that are sized for just about every type of motorhome or trailer. This park is located in South Hampton, NH, which is a great town for those who love vineyards and wineries. Expect to spend anywhere between $68 to $91 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: No

  • Other amenities: Dump station, fire rings, restrooms, showers, and cable

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What to Do at
Jenness State Beach

Inside Jenness State Beach

Jenness State Beach is a relatively small beach that provides opportunities for visitors to go hiking, play some beach sports, or do some swimming/boating on the water. Waterfowl frequent the area, so prepare for the trip by bringing a pair of binoculars for some birdwatching. While on the water, you'll have fun jet skiing, boating, or just fishing off of the pier into the Atlantic. There's also a bathhouse open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily for visitors to use so that they won't have to come in their swimsuits. 

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How to Get to
Jenness State Beach

From Portsmouth, head south along Sagamore Avenue for 5.6 miles, which will take about 12 minutes. Next, turn left onto Locke Road and make a right onto NH-1A S for about 0.7 miles. Once you see signs for Jenness Beach, take another left and look for a place to park in the nearby lot.

Entering Jenness State Beach

The state park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Jenness State Beach Per vehicle (1-4 adults) : $2.0

$2 per hour (5/1 – 9/30), $1 per hour (10/1 – 10/31)

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Frequently Asked Questions About Jenness State Beach

Are pets allowed at Jenness State Beach?

Pets aren’t allowed during the peak season at Jenness State Beach. The peak season runs from May through September. However, visitors are allowed to bring their pets on a leash during the off-season.

Is Jenness State Beach accessible for disabled visitors?

Jenness State Beach has handicapped parking spaces, wheelchair ramps on all walkways, and ADA-compliant features such as a universally accessible walkway near the sea and a shorter walkway near the road.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Jenness State Beach and what is the cost?

Jenness State Beach isn't a campground. Just park your RV in the huge parking lot and then walk right out onto the sandy beach. Metered parking costs $2 per hour during the busy season and $1 during the off-season.

What is the climate of Jenness State Beach?

New Hampshire has a humid climate, with an average relative humidity of 70%. Spring and fall seasons see an average temperature in the 70s while summer can reach 81 degrees. Winter temperatures can fall to a low of 21 degrees.

What is the best time of year to visit Jenness State Beach?

If you want to avoid the crowd and the high humidity levels, try hitting the beach during April. If you want to cool off on a hot day, then try visiting during the summer.