Beaches Around
Lake Winnipesaukee

If you're looking for fresh water beaches, head to Lake Winnipesaukee in central New Hampshire. Your vacation getaway can be action filled or peaceful and quiet, depending on where you stay.

For the action seekers, the Weirs as well as Meredith, Wolfeboro and Alton Bay on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee have quite a lot going on.

The towns in between have the more secluded spots. That doesn't mean there will be less people.  Probably less tourists.

Many of the quieter spots have more trees for shade.  Trees can be a relief from the burning sun if you have young children.

Some areas have playgrounds, snack bars and swim lessons.

No matter where you go, you'll find swimming, food and fun to fulfill your vacation dreams at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

Public Places On Lake Winnipesaukee
To Soak Up The Sun

Lake Winnipesaukee Beaches

Alton Bay, New Hampshire

  • Alton has a small swimming area with public restrooms on the southeastern end of Lake Winnipesaukee, parking and no admission fee. Located on Route 28A on Alton Bay.

  • Swim dock on Route 11 next to the town docks. No admission fee, parking and public restrooms available.

Gilford, New Hampshire

  • Ellacoya State Park is a very popular place on Lake Winnipesaukee for swimming. It faces the Broads where there's usually a breeze. This long sandy swimming area has an RV park with 38 camp sites, bath house, store, picnic area and charges a small admission fee. Located on Route 11 in Gilford.

Melvin Village, New Hampshire

  • Melvin Village Wharf offers swimming with limited parking and no restrooms. Located on the northern part of Lake Winnipesaukee, Route 109, Governor Wentworth Highway, Melvin Village.

Meredith, New Hampshire

  • Leavitt Park has a nice swimming area with shady sections for relief from the sun. They have public restrooms, playground area, parking and no admission fee. Located on the northern part of Lake Winnipesaukee, Route 25 North to Leavitt Road.

Tuftonboro, New Hampshire

  • 19 Mile Bay Beach - This small swimming area has a picnic area, portable toilets, free parking and no admission fee. Located on the northern part of Lake Winnipesaukee,on Route 109, Governor Wentworth Highway.

  • 20 Mile Bay Beach - This swimming area has a picnic area, limited parking and no admission fee. Located on the northern part of Lake Winnipesaukee, Route 109, Governor Wentworth Highway.

Weirs Beach, New Hampshire

  • Endicott Park - The busiest and most well-known swimming area around Lake Winnipesaukee. It's small and on the Weirs Channel connecting Paugus Bay with the larger portion of Lake Winnipesaukee. This swimming area is close to the boardwalk which will keep you entertained and offers food and souvenirs. They have restrooms, a playground and a picnic area. There is a parking fee to help maintain the area. Located on Route 3 in the Weirs overlooking the town docks.

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

  • Brewster Beach has a nice sized swimming area with public restrooms, parking, a picnic area and no admission fee. Located on the eastern shores of Route 28 (south of downtown), to Clark Rd (across from Huggins Hospital).

  • Carry Beach has public restrooms, a picnic area and no admission fee. Located on Route 28 (north of downtown) to Forest Rd.


Other Public Swimming Areas
Close to Lake Winnipesaukee

Laconia, New Hampshire

  • Bartlett Beach has a pleasant sandy swimming area with a playground, public restrooms, a picnic area, fishing and no admission fee. Located on Lake Winnisquam, Route 3 to Court Street, left on Bay street, left onto Winnisquam Avenue.

  • Bond Beach has a small, sandy swimming area with a slope to the water. They have public restrooms, a picnic area, fishing, parking is available and no admission fee. Located on Lake Opechee off Elm Street to Bell Street.

  • Opechee Park Cove and Opechee Point. These swimming areas are popular with the families. Swimming in the cove provides a secluded area with no boats to bother you. Swimming at the point offers shade. Both swimming areas have great playground, public restrooms, parking and no admission fee. Located on Route 106, North Main Street, Laconia.

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

  • Wentworth State Park is a small park that offers swimming, fishing, a picnic area and a small admission fee. Located on the shores of Lake Wentworth, Route 109 in Wolfeboro.

Special Tips For Lake Winnipesaukee Swim Fun


Of course, you want to have fun when going to the various swimming areas.  You want to make sure you have everything you need and know about safety and other fun ways to enjoy the sand and the sun. 

I have found a great web site that gives you tips on packing, safety, fun activities, what gear to bring and everything else that you never thought about.  

You'll want to Check out tips-for-the-beach.com for some great stuff, advice and other wonderful destinations to soak up the sun.

Around the World

Are you interested in finding out about places other than Lake Winnipesaukee to soak up the sun?

There are of course millions of places around the world but none better than the sand and the sun in Perth and Western Australia.

Here is a great web site all about Perth and Western Australian, best destinations and the top travel tips.



Coastal vacations in the west of Auckland, in New Zealand, lead to astonishingly, different places to soak up the sun. They are wild and untamed, wide with black iron sand, or secluded featuring volcanic formations, popular for water activities, or promoting solitude, famous under fishermen, or well known under hikers to enjoy endless scenic, coastal walks.




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