During COVID-19 the following beach regulations are in place.

  • Cape Henlopen State ParkDelaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park are open. The number of vehicles allowed may be limited. Vehicle restrictions may be lifted periodically as volume levels are noticeably reduced within the parks. These limits, which will be enforced at park entrances by DNREC Natural Resources Police.
  • At Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island surf fishing beaches, NRP officers will monitor the number of vehicles on the beach and will close drive-on beach entrances if vehicles fail to maintain the 20-foot distance between vehicles currently mandated by the Governor’s emergency order.
  • Masks or face coverings are required in bathhouse and concession areas at all three parks and strongly encouraged on the beach as well. Face coverings must be worn whenever in a setting with members of another household, regardless of ability to physically distance. Please remember to stay home if you are sick
  • Sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, surfing, kayaking, walk-on surf fishing and other activities are allowed. Strict social distancing of 6ft between anyone outside a family unit must be maintained. Please remember to stay home if you are sick.
  • Pets are allowed in parks but prohibited from swimming and sunbathing beaches until September 30. View a map of where dogs are permitted here.

For more information on planning your trip to the Delaware State Parks, please view these trip ideas.