Ocean City Maryland Vacation Guide

Delaware Seashore State Park

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 17:42 -- dsmith
39415 Inlet Road

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. The main attraction for many visitors is swimming and sunbathing along the park's spectacular beaches. Two ocean swimming areas feature modern bathhouses with showers and changing rooms. Lifeguards patrol the beaches from 9 am to 5 pm daily between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Snack foods are available at the bathhouses, and umbrellas, chairs, and rafts can be rented on the beach. Thompson Island on Rehoboth Bay is a new addition to the park. Located northwest of the Inlet, Thompson Island Preserve is a good example of the productive salt marsh habitat once common around the inland bays. Due to its importance to local wildlife, human activities on the island are limited, and there is no motor vehicle access or parking available at this time. With so much to offer in seashore recreation, it is easy to see why the Inlet and surrounding beaches remain the most popular park in the First State. Throughout the year, visitors of all ages will find fun in the sun at Delaware Seashore State Park.