Six miles of ocean and Bay Shoreline Water, water everywhere describes the Delaware Seashore State Park. The 2825-hectare Park is bordered on the East by the mighty Atlantic Ocean and on the West by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay.
Throughout history, the forces of Wind and water have kept this barrier island largely inaccessible due to the frequent natural alternation of the inlet channel between the bays and the sea. Transportation along this narrow stretch of land was difficult until 1939, when the federal government completed the construction of two large steel and stone jetties to stabilize the Indian River Inlet. The State Park Commission (now the Department of Parks and Recreation) commissioned the Delaware Seashore State Park in 1965. Today, the park is a draw for millions of visitors who enjoy the diverse water activities on the Delaware coast.