Things to do
in Rye NH


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DescriptionRye is a town in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 5,298 at the 2010 census. The town is home to several state parks along the Atlantic coastline. Wikipedia

Weather: 45°F (7°C), Wind N at 1 mph (2 km/h), 87% Humidity

ZIP codes: 03870 (Rye); 03871 (Rye Beach)

Population: 5,440 (2017)

Lighthouse and fog

Whaleback Light is a historic lighthouse marking the mouth of the Piscataqua River between New Castle, New Hampshire and Kittery, Maine. It is located on a rocky outcrop offshore southwest of

Far-reaching tidal estuary with reserve

Star Island is one of the Isles of Shoals that straddle the border between New Hampshire and Maine, approximately 7 miles from the mainland in the Atlantic Ocean. At 38 acres, Star Island is

Beach and surfing

This scenic oceanfront park with open grassy areas offers activities such as fishing & picnicking.

Botanical garden on a former estate

Formal rose gardens, Japanese plantings & English perennials on a historic summer estate.

Ocean views, fishing & picnicking

Wallis Sands State Beach is a small state park located on the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Rye, New Hampshire. The park offers swimming at a sandy beach with a bathhouse and picnicking. The

Marine museum with touch tanks & more

Science center featuring fish & marine mammals, plus touch tanks & a Discovery Dock for kids.

Park with a beach, lawns & play areas

This 32-acre green space & beach offers picnic facilities, lawns & play equipment.

Sandy, ocean shore with metered parking

Swimming & picnicking on a scenic stretch of Atlantic shore with metered parking & a bathhouse.


Over 6,000 acres in size, this expansive tidal estuary provides a reserve with diverse habitats.

Portsmouth, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Enduring, relaxed dock & dine destination for seafood with a pub & outdoor decks on the water.

New Castle, NH

Opens May 25

New Castle, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Relaxed American kitchen & bar with a fireplace & waterfront deck at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel.

Rye, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 7AM

Comfort food · Quick bite · Cozy

Rye, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Year-round, kid-friendly seafood shack with nautical touches, ocean views & an ice cream counter.

Rye, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Coastal eats such as house-caught lobster offered in casual digs with a deck, sea views & a lounge.

Rye, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM

Casual · Groups

Portsmouth, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Sushi & cooked Japanese dishes in spare quarters with Eastern touches & traditional private rooms.

Portsmouth, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 6AM

Daytime spot serving hearty American breakfasts & lunchtime sandwiches in humble, dinerlike digs.

Rye, NH

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Seasonal seafood & ice cream shack with outdoor picnic tables & a down-to-earth vibe.