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“Best beach in Delaware”

Delaware Seashore State Park
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Owner description: From fishing and boating to surfing and sail boarding, this six-mile stretch of coastline boasts a wide variety of outdoor recreation for people of all ages.
Middletown, PA
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64 reviews
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“Best beach in Delaware”
Reviewed 29 August 2007

Admission (2007) is now $8 per car, but it is good all day and is good for the entire park (not just the beach). The best beach in Delaware by far! Gradual entry into the water (unlike Rehoboth or OC), large waves further out suitable for true surfing (not just belly boards). Extremely easy access from the parking lot to the beach for toting beach stuff. WWII observation towers on premesis.

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“One of the nicest beaches on the East Coast”
Reviewed 6 September 2002

As a native Marylander, I've had the pleasure of making many trips to the Atlantic beaches year after year. I've not only spent weeks at a time exploring the coast, but have a habit of making day trips to the beach since it's basically less than 3 hours away. Of all the beaches I've visited, I really have to say that Delaware Seashore State Park is one of my very favorite. I've found in comparison to the likes of Ocean City, the water as well as the beach itself is much cleaner. The crowds are less as compared to Rehobeth even in the height of the season which is a main attraction to me. It feels like the way a beach should feel with sandy stretches of dunes instead of high-rise high rent condos as well as t-shirt and junk food venues everywhere. The only real drawback is that later in the day, the bathhouse, particularly the women's, gets pretty funky because people don't understand that they need to pack their trash out. I think the signs should be more obvious about this matter when you enter the park, because the bathroom becomes overfilled with trash, mainly from food products, but also from some other pretty unsavory sources. It's sad that the human species seems incapable of being able to visit such a place of beauty without spoiling it due to laziness and I guess what can be considered a lack of respect and social skills and utter ignorance. Other than that problem, I would say that the 5 dollars usage fee is quite a fair price considering how our parks system is in need of a financial boost for their maintenance.

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