Multiple vehicle and pedestrian beach access points will be closed during Memorial Day weekend, DNREC announced Thursday.
The drive-on and walk-on crossings sustained damage during a May 8 nor’easter. Unsafe drop-offs along the dunes where the crossings meet the beach necessitated the closures.
Very little beach is available for drive-on surf fishing, even during low tide at the closed locations, according to DNREC.
As of Thursday, May 26, the following beach access points remain open:
- The Point crossing at Cape Henlopen State Park
- Herring Point crossing at Cape Henlopen State Park
- Gordons Pond crossing at Cape Henlopen State Park
- 3Rs crossing at Delaware Seashore State Park
North (York) crossing at Fenwick Island State Park
- Middle crossing at Fenwick Island State Park
- South crossing at Fenwick Island State Park
- Grenoble Place in Rehoboth Beach
Stuart Kingston in Rehoboth Beach
Pennsylvania Avenue in Rehoboth Beach
The following beach access points are closed:
- Navy crossing at Cape Henlopen State Park
- Keybox crossing at Delaware Seashore State Park
- Faithful Steward crossing at Delaware Seashore State Park
- Conquest crossing at Delaware Seashore State Park
- Conquest pedestrian crossings are also closed
- One of three at Maryland Avenue in Rehoboth Beach
- Surf Avenue in Rehoboth Beach
The City of Dewey Beach warns beachgoers not to attempt to dig or tunnel through dunes as they are susceptible to collapse.
DNREC’s Shoreline and Waterway Management Section beach crew is working to reopen drive-on and pedestrian crossings along the coastline, including at other damaged beaches.
Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore state parks Facebook pages will be updated regularly with what crossings are open or closed.
Charlie Megginson covers government and politics for Town Square LIVE News. Reach him at (302) 344-8293 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @cmegginson4.
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