Sunday, May 13, 2012

Delaware Seashore State Park: A Weekend on the Beach



Delaware Seashore State Park is a coastal park along the outer banks, near the Indian River Inlet.  There is quit a bit of bridge construction going on, but I get the feeling they are wrapping up.  I stayed in a tent at the campground, which is within walking distance (under the bridge) from a pristine beach.  The real show begins at twilight, and the park is situated so as the be able to see either a sunset or sunrise over a large body of water.  This is a great state park, but I suspect during the summer months it is crowded and bursting with tourists.  



It seems most of the campground was filled with people there to fish.  The jetty was filled with people fishing day and night.  To the right in this picture, and under the bridge, is the Atlantic.  Below is a march and bird habitat behind the campground.




A boat on the Indian River Inlet at twilight and some campers (below) with the view of the above scene. 



Although it may be the time of year (mid May), the beaches were virtually deserted on a Sunday morning, so the kids combed the beach and flew a kite.  


4 comments:

  1. Outstanding pics that really captured the feel of the beach and made me a bit homesick for the other coast! Sleeping in a tent near the beach? What a great trip!

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    1. All weekend long I was smelling the ocean, and it reminded me of the West Coast, too. Unlike a Florida beach or other southern beaches (great beaches, to be sure), this one had the feel of a West Coast beach, like a Central Coast in California beach. Delaware Seashore State Park is a great (not just average) park! Good for just a day trip, too.

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  2. OK, the sunset pictures are stunning, and the deserted beach is almost enough to tempt me to venture outside. I can see why you'd suspect this place would be packed in the summer. The kids must have had a blast.

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    1. Steve, I live in the DC area and we do a lot of city and museums (DC, Philly, New York, etc.), but something about the outdoors and quiet make for great times, too. I know you know this from looking at your blog (a great blog I enjoy a lot). Yes, the kids had a great time!

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