When is the best time to go to the beach?

The best time to go SWIMMING is from the beginning of June through the end of August, when the water temperature is in the 70ºs—cool, clear and refreshing. In May and September, water temperature is in the 60º range—brisk and invigorating for a short dip. From October through April, water temperature is in the 50ºs or lower—time to put away the bathing suit. You can check the water temperature at Weirs Beach, from the State of NH’s Lake Winnipesaukee monitoring station, by clicking here.

The State of New Hampshire’s Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) monitors the water quality of the beach at three different locations to make sure that it is safe for swimming. Each summer, the department sets up a Beach Monitoring Station at Weirs Beach, and a website where the results are reported. You can check the current status of Weirs Beach for swimming by clicking here. If the Beach is closed, it is usually only closed for a day or two. Longer term closures are rare.


Click here to see a beautiful, nearly 360 degree panorama of the beach!


Click here to enlarge the above 1950’s beach scene and to see another similar scene

Click here to enlarge the beautiful 1960’s beach photo above