When is the best time to go to the beach?

The best time to go SWIMMING is from the end of June through the end of August, when the water temperature is in the 70ºs—cool, clear and refreshing. In late May, early June, and September, water temperature is in the 60ºs —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 current water temperature at Weirs Beach, from the State of NH’s Lake Winnipesaukee monitoring station, by clicking here. To see a typical summer’s worth of water temperature data, click 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 this 1950’s beach scene and to see another similar scene.

Click here to enlarge this beautiful 1960’s beach photo.

A tranquil day at the beach.

Click here for a larger, detailed picture of this beach scene from the early 60’s.

Click here to enlarge this circa-1960 beach scene and others like it.

Another beautiful 1960’s beach scene, showing the Mount departing Weirs Beach. Click here to enlarge.

Click here to see a large version of this linen postcard from the early 1950’s.

Another linen postcard of Weirs Beach from the early 1950’s. Click here to enlarge and for another early 1950’s view of the beach.