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Lewes, DE 19958

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Visit DE Seashore State Park

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Short Travel

Any Weather

$5 - $10

STEM Connection

This park spans several miles along Route 1 and has a lot of ocean and marine science to offer.  It's a beautiful drive with the ocean on one side and the bay on the other.  If you're lucky, you can catch some of the wind surfers on the bay side.  Just turn into Towers Road toward the bay.  If you're up for a beach day, you can turn into Towers Road on the ocean side. This beach has lots of parking and good bathroom facilities.  You can keep going down Rt 1, and stop at the life-saving station for a visit.  The inlet is also a great area to observe nature, science, marine activity, and so much more.  There are a couple of restaurants at the inlet to enjoy.  The boats coming in and out of the marina and going under the bridge are fun to watch too.  Do check out the related links below to see lots of opportunities for structured education sessions in that area.

Best Location

This state park is about 4 miles south of Dewey Beach - straight down Route 1.

It's a long park. There are pull offs to see the bay and the ocean on the way.  The life-saving station is on the left on the way down, and the inlet access is by the bridge.

Project Materials List

None!  Just bring your brain - look and learn.

Related Web Links

  • Check out THIS LINK to see information about Indian River Marina - located in the park.

  • Click HERE for the link to the Life Saving Station.

Ideas, Notes, & Tips

If you go into the inlet park coming from the north, you can either go through the gate to the camping section, or stay to the right and head down towards the marina.  There's no entry fee to go to the marina.  There is a little store down there and the boats are amazing!  If you get there around 2 or 3, you might just catch a boat coming in from fishing...and they unload their catch right there at the dock.