Lake Winnipesaukee Beaches

Find your spot in the sand. Lake Winnipesaukee has many public beaches for residents and visitors to enjoy. Find a listing of public beaches below and if you are in need of purchasing or renting equipment to enjoy on the water, click on our marinas and water sports link here.


Brewster Beach – Clark Rd.
Take Rt. 28 / South Main St. to Clark Rd. (Across from Huggins Hospital). Hours: 9:00 a.m. to dusk. 603.569.1532

Carry Beach – Forest Rd.
Take Rt. 28 / North Main St. to Forest Rd. Hours: 603.569.1532

Albee Beach – Rt. 28 North
Located on Lake Wentworth. Turn right on Rt. 28 at the Allen A. Motor Inn. 603.569.6332

Wentworth State Park & Clow Beach
Located on Rt. 109 East. on Lake Wentworth. Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m, mid-June through Labor Day


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 [email protected]


Ellacoya State Park
Gilford 600-ft. sandy beach on southwest shore of Lake Winnipesaukee; RV park with 38 camp sites.  Swimming, picnicking, store, bathhouse. Route 11, Gilford. (603)293-7821. Email: [email protected]

Weirs Beach

Endicott Park- Weirs Beach Small public beach on the Weirs Beach Channel connecting Paugus Bay with the larger portion of Lake Winnipesaukee.  Admission fee. Rt 3, Weirs Beach – overlooking the town docks. (603) 436-1552


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

Tuftonboro / Melvin Village

19 Mile Bay BeachTuftonboro 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

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

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