There are several great public beach areas around Lake Winnipesaukee that are perfect for a day of relaxation and swimming in the lake! While Weirs Beach is certainly the most well known beach around the lake, there are other more secluded beaches as well. Check out this list of Lake Winnipesaukee area beaches and get ready for a day of fun in the sun:
Weirs Beach, the most popular beach around Lake Winnipesaukee, is situated along the southern shore of the lake. This clean, wide and sandy beach has several convenient facilities for visitors, such as changing rooms, restrooms, a picnic area and playground. In addition, a boardwalk with food venues and shops runs directly along the swimming area of the beach. There is a nominal charge for parking at Weirs Beach, this fee helps to maintain the cleanliness of this great public beach.
Opechee Park on North Main Street in Laconia contains a medium sized beach that is popular with both locals and tourists. In addition, the beach is enclosed within a cove that keeps the water calm, which makes it ideal for families with younger children. Facilities at Opechee Park include a dressing room, restrooms, playground, picnic area, tennis courts and baseball field.
Ellacoya State Park
Ellacoya State Park, located on the southwest shore of the lake on Route 11 in Gilford, contains a 600 foot sandy beach with restroom facilities and a picnic area. This family friendly beach offers fantastic views across the lake of the Sandwich and Ossipee mountains, and the beach frequently has breezy conditions, keeping the temperatures comfortable throughout the summer.
Alton Bay is a small beach and swimming area situated along the southeastern end of the lake on Route 28A on Alton Bay. The beach contains public restroom facilities and there is plenty of free parking available.
Bartlett Beach is located just off Winnisquam Avenue in Laconia and is a pleasant, laid-back beach with restroom facilities, a playground and picnic area. To access the beach, simply take Route 3 to Court Street, make a left on Bay Street, and then turn left onto Winnisquam Avenue.