expect there to be plenty beaches around a place referred to as the
Lakes Region, and we don't disappoint! We probably don't need to
tell you about Weirs Beach, but there are several other beaches in
the Lakes Region. If the perfect beach in your eyes is a little
quieter and slower paced, then the atmosphere surrounding Weirs
Beach may be a bit too much for you. Hopefully, this section
of our website should help you in picking out the perfect beach.
Hands down the
most popular and well known beach in the Lakes Region, Weirs
Beach is a wide and long, sandy, and very clean beach. Water
toward the north end of the beach, near the boardwalk, is very
shallow out to a great distance allowing water games to be
played with ease and making it ideal for young children. The
beach features on site dressing rooms, rest rooms, a playground
with swings, and a nice picnic area. Weirs beach is located on
Lakeside Avenue off Route 3. There is a fee for parking, five
dollars as of the time of this writing. You can also park along
Lakeside Ave, where there are parking meters. Fee's are
always annoying, but pay them gladly, for they are the reason
the beach is so well kept.
Beach & Park
Ellacoya has a
large campground area for RV's and, of course, a big and sandy
six hundred foot long beach. It's location faces it looking
northeast out over the broads, which makes it a nice breezy spot.
There is often a breeze which keeps things comfortable, even on
the hottest of days. This breeze can get a bit strong at times,
so check the weather before heading out. There are rest
room facilities on site as well as an area for picnicking.
Ellacoya is on route 11 in Gilford heading towards
Alton. You can call 603-271-3628 to make a reservation for
an RV space.
Most popular with
area residents, Opechee park has a medium sized beach which is
enclosed in a cove. The cove keeps wake to a minimum, making the
beach well suited to younger children. There is an on site
dressing room, rest rooms, a full playground, a nice picnic
area, baseball field, and even five tennis courts. The beach is
on North Main Street in Laconia near the Memorial Middle
boasts a pleasant and sandy beach. There is an on site
playground for those children who would rather stay dry and
there is a place to eat your picnic lunch. Rest rooms are
available. To get to the beach, go to the end of Winnisquam Ave
in Laconia and then left to the end.
Along with the
beach are dressing rooms, rest rooms, a place for your children
to play, and a picnic area. Take Elm Street onto Bell Street in
Laconia, take one more right to get the beach.