Several Del. beach access points closed due to erosion

No Beach Renurishment

DELAWARE – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has announced that several Delaware State Park drive and walk-on crossings will be closed Memorial Day weekend due to widespread erosion along the coastline.

The erosion stems from a May 8th nor-easter and has caused unsafe drop-offs along the dunes where the crossings meet the beach. In addition, very little beach is available for drive-on surf fishing, even during low tide, at the closed locations.

As of Thursday, the following beach access points remain open:

  • The Point, Herring Point, and Gordons Pond crossings at Cape Henlopen State Park (the northernmost pedestrian crossing at The Point parking lot is also closed)
  • 3Rs crossing at Delaware Seashore State Park
  • North (York), Middle and South crossing at Fenwick Island State Park

The following beach access points are closed:

  • Navy crossing at Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Keybox, Conquest, and Faithful Steward crossings at Delaware Seashore State Park. The Conquest pedestrian crossings are also closed.

DNREC is working to reopen drive-on and pedestrian crossings along the coastline, including at other damaged beaches.

We’re told Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore state parks’ Facebook pages will be updated regularly with what crossings are open or closed.

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