State Parks

Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park is located north of Bethany Beach on Delaware Route 1. It is open from 8:00 am to sunset, year-round. This park offers six miles of ocean and bay shoreline, a campground, 295-slip marina with charter, headboat, and a boat ramp.
  • Campground: (302) 539-7202
  • Marina: (302) 227-3071 Park
  • Office: (302) 227-2800

Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park is located three and one-half miles south of Bethany Beach on Delaware Route 1. It offers 355 acres of ocean and bay shorelines. During the season, guarded beaches are provided with restroom facilities, a bathhouse, and food stand.

  • Park Office: (302) 539-9060 and (302) 539-1055 (summer only)

Holts Landing State Park

Holts Landing State Park is located on the south shore of the Indian River Bay. Take Route 26 west from Bethany Beach and turn right on County Road 346 to the park entrance.

It has a pavilion for picnics, boat ramp, horseshoe pits, playground, and ball fields. It also offers clamming and crabbing. The park is Delaware's smallest, at a bit over 200 acres.

The park is open from 8:00 am to sunset, year-round.

  • Park Office: (302) 539-9060

James Farm Ecological Preserve

James Farm Ecological Preserve is located on Cedar Neck Road about five miles northwest of Bethany Beach.

The park provides guided tours, demonstrations, and various exhibits. You can walk through the woods and learn about native Delaware birds, trees, wildflowers, and shrubs. The James Farm provides three observation towers and a number of clearly marked trails on its 150 acres along Indian River Bay.

Center for the Inland Bays operates the James Farm. Admission is free.

    • Center Office: (302) 226-8105