Frequent question: Is Indian River Inlet Beach Open?

Delaware Seashore State Park and the Indian River Inlet are open.

Can you swim at the Indian River Inlet?

Swimming is popular on the south side of the inlet, where lifeguards patrol from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. When the surf is really rolling in, Indian River Inlet becomes a magnet for local surfers.

Can you walk on the beach in Delaware?

If you like a Good Walk, drive or walk on the beach north to the Gordon’s Pond State Park beach. From there, you can walk all the way past several WWII gun sighting towers and on to the point where the Delaware ocean coastline makes a hook and becomes the Delaware bay coastline.

Is Delaware Seashore State Park free?

Your annual pass is valid for free entry to all Delaware State Park properties that charge a vehicle entry fee. Exceptions are the Brandywine Zoo at Wilmington State Parks and the ferry to Fort Delaware State Park. At Fenwick State Line Beach, the annual pass grants free entry, but a parking fee is charged.

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Are dogs allowed at Indian River Inlet?

This 2,825 acre state park is bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Bay. While dogs are not allowed on the swimming and sunbathing beaches from May 1 to September 30, they are allowed (if leashed) on non-guarded and surf-fishing beaches.

What time does Indian River Inlet OPEN?

Open daily April to October, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A park entry fee is charged March through November. Bury your toes in the sand tableside at Hammerheads Dockside at the Indian River Marina!

How deep is the Indian River Inlet?

A light marks the breakwater near its northern end. The harbor has depths of 17 to 70 feet between the breakwater and a shoal ridge, 8 to 12 feet deep, 1 mile to the southwestward. The entrance from across The Shears has depths of 10 feet or less.

What is the best beach in Delaware for a family?

10 Best Beaches in Delaware for Families for 2021

  • Delaware Seashore State Park Beach — Rehoboth Beach.
  • Lewes Beach — Lewes.
  • Cape Henlopen State Park Beach — Lewes.
  • Fenwick Island State Park Beach — Fenwick Island.
  • South Bethany Beach — South Bethany.
  • Rehoboth Beach’s Public Beach — Rehoboth Beach.

Are Delaware beaches public?

As defined by Delaware’s Beach regulations, the state has 61.45 miles of “beach” (this includes sandy ocean and bayfront beaches from Fenwick Island to Pickering Beach). Of this, 38.96 miles are open to the public – about 63%.

Are Delaware beaches private?

Along Delaware Bay, Lewes is unique because state ownership of the beach goes back to a land grant from William Penn. The city administers the property and the state maintains the beach, with the exception of the Pilot Point subdivision, which is not part of the Penn land grant and is privately owned.

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Are Delaware beaches open for surf fishing?

Due to the Governor Carney’s new Emergency orders the Delaware State Park’s beaches are now closed to walk on and drive on users. We are not allowed to drive on and surf fish the beaches. I know that is disappointing to everyone. Fishing is not totally closed there are open areas, please practice social distancing.

What beach can you drive on in Delaware?

The only places you are allowed to drive on the beach is the state beaches in their designated spots. I know one place is the Cape Henelopen State Park. You have to purchase a special permit. You will get a license plate & decal that has to be shown every time you drive on the beach.

Is Bethany Beach Open in Delaware?

Bethany Beach | Visit Delaware. During COVID-19 the following beach regulations are in place. Bethany Beach is open for sunbathing, swimming and exercising. … Note the beach and boardwalk are closed from 1 to 5 a.m. daily.