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Delaware Seashore State Park 'Sunbathing and Swimming' © BILL HUNTER
Weekday at the beach at the mouth of the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean
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Delaware
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Delaware Seashore State Park
DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK
DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK
39415 Inlet Road
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware   19971

Phone: 302-227-2800
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
Reservations: 877-987-2757
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Delaware Seashore State Park
'Sunbathing and Swimming'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

Weekday at the beach at the mouth of the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Indian River Inlet'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

View of the Indian River Inlet

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Sunrise'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

The Sun coming up over the Atlantic Ocean at Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Little Fisherman'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

Childern learning the art of fishing

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Kite Flying'
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A young man enjoying the ocean breeze

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Sea Gull'
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Sea Gull taking a break on a hot summer day

Delaware Seashore State Park
'Kite Flying'
© Copyright c 2007 William K. Hunter II. All rights reserved.

A nice breeze off the Indian River Inlet for our campers

Water, water everywhere describes Delaware Seashore State Park. Bounded on the east by the mighty Atlantic Ocean, and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, the 2825-acre park is a beach-goer's delight.

Throughout history, the forces of wind and water have kept this barrier island largely inaccessible, due to the frequent natural changes of the inlet channel between the bays and the sea. Transportation along this narrow stretch of land was difficult until the Federal government completed construction of two large steel and stone jetties in 1939, stabilizing the Indian River Inlet. The State Park Commission (now the Division of Parks and Recreation) began operating Delaware Seashore State Park in 1965. Today, the park is a major attraction for millions of visitors who enjoy the large variety of water-related activities available along Delaware's coast.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
Cottages
The Cottages at Indian River Marina

The Cottages at Indian River Marina are located on the north shore of the Indian River Inlet inside Delaware Seashore State Park. The park is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's most popular recreational destinations, with a wealth of natural settings and six miles of ocean and bay shoreline.

Visitors can enjoy swimming, surf- and deep-sea fishing, surfing, sailing, paddling, hiking, bird watching and much more. The cottages are adjacent to the Indian River Marina and close to resorts, restaurants, tax-free shopping outlets, historic sites and park amenities.


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Picnicking
For group activities with families and friends, two picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis, one on the bay shore at Savages Ditch Road and the other at the Inlet.
Nature Programs
Entertaining and informative programs, such as bay seining and marsh hikes, are held throughout the summer. The park also hosts a popular Sandcastle Contest each July, where amateur participants create unique sculptures and castles to compete for prizes.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 22 Great location by TC Mann
Love being at this park. Love the location under the bridge, close to Rehoboth and Bethany Beach. Great bike lanes lead all over the coast. Wish the park had a better map like many places we visited. Helps us find stuff to do, find places we need. Just a suggestion.
August 7 Beware of sand fleas!!!
We camped at this park one night and now I regret it. We were itching all night long and once morning arrived, our poor kids were covered in little red bite marks. These bites are now raised and very itchy. I was told that these are from sand fleas. We will not be camping at the beach ever again! Also, our site was right near the smelly dumpsters, the highway, and there were NO trees.
February 26 sand fleas
camped in tent site area. thought mosquitoes were biting but heard no buzzing. discovered from other campers next am that it was sand fleas. child looked like he had chicken pox and was even asked by another tourist if so.


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Treasure Beach RV Park
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