Changes in lifeguard hours at Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks

Hours and locations for lifeguarded ocean swimming beaches in Delaware State Parks will apparently change beginning next week, DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced on Monday.

Beginning August 22 through August 26, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road will be unguarded. Beginning August 29 through September 2, Delaware Seashore State Park’s Tower Road and Fenwick Island State Park’s Fenwick Lot will be unguarded.

Weekends will be guarded at both locations.

All other state park guarded swimming beaches including the main beach at Cape Henlopen State Park and the South Indian River Inlet side of Delaware Seashore State Park, will be guarded every day through Labor Day with limited staff.

Smaller or limited swimming areas will be available through Labor Day.

All swimming beaches will be guarded on weekends through Labor Day. Lifeguard hours will not change, and will be 9 AM-5 PM daily.

Reductions in hours were reportedly necessary as a result of lifeguards leaving the area to return to high school, college and school sports camps.

For more information, call the Division of Parks & Recreation’s Operations Section at 302-739-9200.

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