Delaware Seashore State Park Upcoming Programs

Weekend Programs at Delaware Seashore State Park

April 22-24, 2016

Rehoboth Beach, DE ­ Delaware Seashore State Park offers exciting programs all weekend, April 22-24. First, join interpreters for a “Hike Through History” and explore the bizarre world of maritime superstition on Friday, April 22 at 5 p.m. Sailors of the 19th century believed that certain customs would protect them as they took to the seas and used them to explain the unexplainable. Participants will stroll the quiet, off-season “Coin Beach” and hear tales of shipwrecks, maritime superstitions and tales of tragedy and mystery that occurred along Delaware’s beaches. The program cost is $6 per person, and pre-registration is required.

On Sunday, enjoy outdoor recreation programs at the beach. Park staff invites the public to an introductory course on Surf Fishing at 9 a.m. This class will provide beginners with a foundation of the sport including what equipment to use, current rules and regulations, fish identification, and the opportunity to practice fishing.

Participants must be at least 10 years old and those under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian All participants must have a valid General Fishing License (GFL) and Fisherman Identification Number (FIN) as required by the State of Delaware.

This class is $25 per person and includes use of rod, reel, tackle, and bait. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. The program meets at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, which is located 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

Then, stick around for a Beach Driving Clinic at 2 p.m. Beach driving has been part of the Delaware Seashore tradition for years, however many drivers are uncertain when it comes to driving off the road and onto the sand. For these people, the Beach Driving Clinic is here to help. This program will outline park rules, licensing and equipment requirements as well as driving techniques to get drivers ready for beach-driving on their own time.  After a short indoor portion, drivers with appropriate vehicle tags and safety equipment will have the opportunity to practice their beach driving under instructor guidance.

Surf tags are available for a fee at the park shop with the presentation of the vehicle¹s registration. Safety equipment includes a tow rope, a shovel, a 16″ x 16″ x 1Ž2″ board, and a tire gauge.

The cost is $8 and pre-registration is required as space is limited. This program meets at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum located 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet Bridge.

For more information or to register for these programs, please call (302) 227-6991 or visit