Wallis Sands State Park

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Coordinates: 43°01′40″N 70°43′44″W / 43.02778°N 70.72889°W / 43.02778; -70.72889
Wallis Sands State Park
New Hampshire State Park
Tables, Wallis Sands State Park, Rye NH.jpg
Wallis Sands State Park, Rye NH.jpg
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Rockingham
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Coordinates 43°01′40″N 70°43′44″W / 43.02778°N 70.72889°W / 43.02778; -70.72889
Location in New Hampshire
Website: Wallis Sands State Park

Wallis Sands State Park 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 Isles of Shoals are visible from the beach. The parking lot can accommodate about 500 cars. The park charges a $15 per car fee that covers the use of the facilities.[1]

During the 19th century[2] and early 20th century,[3] Wallis Sands was a Life-Saving Station of the United States Life-Saving Service and subsequently was a station of the United States Coast Guard.[4] The station was discontinued around 1938.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NH State Parks, Wallis Sands State Park 
  2. ^ President Benjamin Harrison; W. H. Michael, editor (1891), The Abridgment, 1891. Containing the annual message of the President of the United States to the two Houses of Congress. 51st Congress, 2nd Session. With reports of departments and selections from accompanying papers., Washington: United States Government Printing Office, p. 80  OCLC 145402605.
  3. ^ Ogden, Herbert Gouverneur; Ross, John; Graves, Herbert C.; U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (1903), United States Coast Pilot: Atlantic Coast: Section A., St. Croix River to Cape Cod, Washington: United States Government Printing Office, p. 26  OCLC 29093903.
  4. ^ U.S. Coast Guard (1915), Annual report of the United States Coast Guard for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1915, Washington: United States Government Printing Office, p. 73  OCLC 21049242.
  5. ^ U.S. Coast Guard History Program: Station Wallis Sands, New Hampshire, Coast Guard Station #13

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