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“Avoid; especially if tent camping!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park
130 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: From fishing and boating to surfing and sail boarding, this six-mile stretch of coastline boasts a wide variety of outdoor recreation for people of all ages.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Avoid; especially if tent camping!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

We had read reviews and were prepared for lack of shade and traffic noise. However we were not prepared for our campsite to flood with 6-12 inches of water. The staff were unaware of the flooding because no one ever checked the campground, nor did they know how to handle the situation after we informed them of the flooding. To top it off, the park office admitted that they "need to do some work on those sites" because they have flooded before (sites T20 and T21). They even rented out one of the flooded sites to someone the same day...while the site was still flooded.

Avoid the campground completely. The poor design of the campground is compounded by incompetent staff. The bathrooms were unclean. The buzz from the power lines even over-powered insect noise.

Instead, camp at Cape Henlopen or Trap Pond. Trap Pond is about 45-60 mins from the beach but is absolutely beautiful, quiet and has fantastic staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Horrible! Do NOT camp here unless you have an RV...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

This place is horrible. No shade, cramped sites and CONSTRUCTION less than 100 yards from the tent sites. Oh, and no campfires allowed. This $30 site was basically like trying to camp at a tailgate party in a concert parking lot. DO NOT CAMP HERE, this place is retched.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

We visited Delaware Seashore in the middle of the week (Wednesday) and the crowd was not too bad. We only went for the day and would definitely return to this beach. The surf was a little rough, but I think Ocean City, MD and Rehoboth are just as rough. This beach is a little off the beaten path but you can get to more popular beaches in short order if that is what you are looking for. The only down part is the bridge construction that is going on right now. No boardwalk or major attractions here - just a great place to sit and relax on the beach. There is a snack shop and showers as well, which is convenient. Overall, it is a nice place to go if you don't want to deal with the normal Rehoboth crowd.

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Mississauga Ontario
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“there's both good and bad to this campground'”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

firstly, I would like to say that we own a motorhome and have travelled extensively thru Eastern USA and Canada. This campground is definitely not a tent-friendly campground. It is wide open, no shade, and quite crowded. You are hemmed in on two sides by marsh, one side by the highway, and the other is the bay/river.......limited places to walk or exercise your dog. Most of the campers are local to a tri-state area, come often and either fish or own a boat in the area. We stayed for 6 days to tour the coast......it was too long of a stay. The beach was beautiful, but the waves so strong, that we all got knocked down. It was one of the top three ugliest campgrounds that we have ever stayed in.......now the good points------washrooms were very clean with good laundry facilities. It was very quiet in the evening. It is ideally located between Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach....great to explore the area. Wouldnt go back or recommend it unless you just wanted to stop over for a night or two.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“believe the reviews--DON'T CAMP HERE!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

I kind of ignored the reviews...but don't. They should close this place to tent camping. It is one big parking lot of RV's and there is no nature to view. There is this huge concrete mess of construction within a stone's throw. My friends were so upset they wanted to leave as soon as we got there. Big waste of money and no refunds. Never have I seen a state park as ugly and horrible, no joke! Plus, you get the smallest camp site ever so everyone is within earshot.

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