I guess it is a nice beach for transient visitors and "Day Hops", like ourselves. We paid $8 to park. The bath houses are included. The MONSTER dune was a bear to get our beach cart up and over! Almost silly it is so high! The beach itself was very clean and broad enough to comfortably accommodate the Thursday crowd.
My wife did not like the sand. It was very "grainy". This was our first time to a Delaware beach. We are used to the beaches in New Jersey, most of which have a fine, powdery "sugar sand". I suggested it might be "beach replenishment sand", in the wake of "Superstorm Sandy", last fall? Sand is what it is. MY major beef is the steepness of the beach where it enters the water. The waves break right AT the water line! WHAM! No rollers, or breakers, like in N.J. You would get your belly "skinned" if you tried to body-surf, one of my favorite activities. Again, maybe Sandy altered the "fall-off" too? I mean, people just a few feet off shore were in water over their heads! If I had little kids I would DEFINITELY be afraid of letting them go in alone, OR without floatation devices, like "water-wings"! It has "Rip Current" written all over it!
When it came time to clean up, we found the "modern bath houses" unacceptably dirty and "slopped up", and we are veteran campers! One shower stall actually had a soggy, water logged "boat" of French Fries and ketchup on the bench! There was wet clothing in one shower stall! ("Soiled"?) WOOF! My wife wanted NOTHING to do with the ladies facilities either, choosing ONLY to use the toilet. We both chose to simply change in the back of our Van, the way we sometimes do on day trips.
By 3:30 the snack bar was pretty rough looking too! I wouldn't eat the food. We bought 2 sodas from a vending machine.
I seriously doubt we will ever go back!
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