Several Del. beach access points closed due to erosion
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.