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Rye Harbor State Park, Rye

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State Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Rye Harbor State Park is a public recreation area located on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Rye, New Hampshire. The portion of the state park located on the peninsula known as Ragged Neck offers scenic views of the ocean, the Isles of Shoals, and the town harbor. Activities include saltwater fishing and picnicking. Amenities include benches, picnic tables, pavilion, and restrooms.
The park includes the 1614 Monument, an obelisk dedicated in 2014 to Captain John Smith, who explored the coast of New England in 1614.
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  • We stopped here on our way to lunch at Petey's Seafood Restaurant. It was quite cool for walking the beach as the wind was brisk off the water.  more »
  • We stopped at Rye Harbour for a quick picnic and had a great time. Post season meant no entry fee, and the few picnic tables were completely empty... The historic plaque describing the...  more »
  • Tucked in between the harbor and a beach with a little beach if it's own visible at low tide. Beautiful views of the Isles of Shoals and of a sweeping beach to the north. There are picnic tables but no grills. There are public restrooms on site but the smells are pretty intense in the men's room. We were here for a wedding and the setting was great and the event tent on site protected us from the sun. Best for those who want to sit and soak up the view, or walk on the jetty, but not best for those looking for a beach.
  • Lots to pick from with freshly cooked seafood to booking your trip to Star Island. Clean public restrooms and Great Views!

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