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“Not as bad as I thought.”

Delaware Seashore State Park
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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.
Reviewed June 5, 2011

This campground is not friendly for tents. I went there last week. There is no tree that provide shade and keep tents cool. The beach is nice, not many people there! The bathroom is very clean but in Men restroom, no hot water! I had to take freezing cold showers! The camping store doesn't accept credit card. The beach doesn't have good shells. I would rate it 1-2 stars out of 5, comparing to beaches in Florida. So I recommend you not to camp there with tents! I woke up at 6 every morning because of the heat!!

1  Thank Jchr91
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Reviewed May 23, 2011

The camping area of this park is bare bones. However, when you come to this location to camp odds are you are there for the fishing or the beach; both of which are awesome. The lots are large enough for big rigs and have concrete pads. All lots have full hookups. There are no trees, gift shops, golf carts, etc., but most of the front row has exceptional bay views. The bathrooms are clean, very clean. While we were there people tented in the rv/trailer section. These lots are larger than the tent areas, and cost a few dollars more. The walk to the beach is fun. You pass all the fishermen and see what's been caught. You also have the option of driving across to the beach. While there is construction of the bridge, which is CLEARLY indicated on the web page when you make your reservation, and if you call they explain about the construction, it never bothered us. Actually, we sat and watched the workers scale the bridge like spiderman.

For what you pay a night, you can't ask for a better location. 10 minutes north you are in Rehoboth at the outlets; 10 minutes south you are in Ocean City Maryland.

If you are faint of heart and looking for tons of amenities and things for the kids to do, this campground is NOT for you. If you are a hardcore fisherman or beach dweller, this is definitely the place.

6  Thank c02152013
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Reviewed September 5, 2010

This is not the place to go if you want trees, a store, a swimming pool, manicured sites or a water park. It is the place to go if you want a place to catch a wide variety of fish from the shore line, take a short walk to the beach or meet a widely diverse group of people who camp here for fishing tournaments, NASCAR events or just relaxing while trying to catch the lunker you know is swimming right under your nose. If you want a Resort, pass this place by. There are full hookups, which is rare for a State Park & the showers are clean.

4  Thank OldLineman
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

This campground should not have tent camping. The sites are small and there is no shade. There is construction less than 100 yards from the tent sites on the bridge and it is very loud and an eyesore. The tent sites are so close together, you are sharing with another person even though you pay $30 for an entire site.
Campground is probably best for RV camping, but even then, there are much better places to stay. Beach was OK, although access to it was limited due to the bridge construction.

9  Thank gdsmaryland
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Reviewed August 25, 2010

I've stayed at DE Seashore State Park campground twice, for a total of 4 nights, in the tent-only section. It is not a good campground, especially if you are in a tent.

-The tent plots are small, very very small. When I say small, I mean that the average spot is about 15-20' X 20-25' (some spots are even smaller). There is room for: a tent, but not a really big tent, a picnic table, and that is about it because you have to park your car on your plot. Our tent was less than 10' away from the tents of our neighbors. I'm a people person, so this isn't the end of the world, but if you like privacy, you will not be happy.

- There is no shade. None. If you are camping on 90-100 degree days, this could be a real health risk if you don't hydrate properly.

- There is a massive construction project (new bridge) going on literally RIGHT NEXT TO THE CAMPGROUND. The noise is annoying, and it's a real eyesore.

- Others have complained about the bathrooms/showers. I think these complaints are overblown, I didn't mind the bathrooms or showers. Have you ever seen nice campground bathrooms/showers? I haven't (well, I've seen pay bathrooms/showers that were very nice, because they cost money). Given that the bathrooms/showers are free, I think they are plenty clean. They are much cleaner than the campground itself.

- I've read complaints about the cost (about $30/night out of state). Considering that staying 10 minutes up the road (dewey)in a real crappy motel will run you at least $150/night, I find this place to be a bargain, which is why I've returned to this campground.

This isn't a nice campground, it's pretty lousy in fact, but the beach is very nice, and if you're only looking for a place to lay your head and shower after you've spent the day in Dewey or Bethany, it will suffice just fine.

4  Thank Sterling_VACamper
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