There are so many things to do in Rye, New Hampshire; it’s almost TOO much fun! 

Rye is a beautiful town that sits on a small stretch of New Hampshire’s 17-mile coastline. Mainly a residential town, Rye and Rye Beach have a lot to offer locals and vacationers. If you appreciate stunning ocean views, perfectly manicured lawns, and a laid-back, neighborhood-y feel, you surely will love it here. With an avid surfing community, Rye draws surfers from near and far to its sandy beaches all year round. And Just minutes from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Rye’s beachy vibe is the perfect city escape. 

Things to Do in Rye, New Hampshire

In the summer months, don’t miss Rye’s beautiful beaches! Sprinkled with surf shops along the main road, experts and newbies alike can find just what they need for their favorite water activities—board rentals, wetsuits, and SUPs are all available for rent. And just like that, you’ll be riding the waves in no time!

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Start your day with a smoothie by the water, and end it with a tasty seafood dinner and moonlit beach walk. Ride your bike to Rye Harbor and catch a fishing tour or trip to the Isles of Shoals and Star Island. Perhaps you’ll want to bring a picnic lunch to the quiet, secluded shores of Odiorne State Park. While there, you can also cast a fishing rod, or set your kayak into the quiet, marshy waters, and catch some wildlife! If you’re into golf, tennis, or yoga, Rye has all of those fun activities and so much more! 


Summer House Furnishings!

Christine’s Crossing!

Summer Sessions Surf Shop!

The Ice House!


Jenness Beach State Beach

Wallis Sands State Beach

Odiorne Point State Park

Rye Harbor State Park

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