Delaware Seashore State Park, boasting six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, serves as an important part of the southern Delaware coastline.

The dynamic Indian River Inlet connects the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays with the Atlantic Ocean and is the epicenter of the park’s many activities. A beach lies on either side of the inlet, welcoming anglers and beachgoers who stay for the day or overnight at the park’s waterfront campground and cottages.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station, built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service to respond to shipwrecks, now pays homage to its maritime heritage while doubling as a coastal event space and educational center.

The barrier beach and inland bays provide the perfect salt marsh habitat and nesting grounds for birds and terrapins. More than seven miles of trails welcome hikers, bikers and birders.


Delaware Seashore State Park
25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, United States



The park is open daily 8 a.m. to sunset.

April 1 through October 31: The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week

November 1 through March 31: The park office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Entrance Fees

In-state: $5 Daily

Out-of-state: $10 Daily


Contact Details

Phone: (302) 227-2800

Official Website: Delaware Seashore State Park


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