The beaches are pawtastic, and are on both the ocean and bay sides of the park, though there are some restrictions as to where dogs can go. Dogs are not allowed on beaches designated for surfboarding and sailboarding, or any areas of beach where birds are nesting, which varies and will be signed. For swimming and sunbathing designated beaches, dogs are prohibited during peak season, from May 1st to September 30th. From November through April, dogs can roam these swim and sunbathing beaches with their humans, though they must remain leashed. Also note that many of the areas between the roads and beaches are protected lands, so only cross to pet-friendly beaches with your dog at designated pedestrian crossings from parking areas. Check out the website for a map of these areas.
Primitive dog-friendly camping sites are available for rent to extend your adventure. There are also various shops for supplies and food, and picnic areas, but be aware that dogs are not permitted in them.
There is a fee of $5 for Delaware residents to access the park, and $10 for those traveling to the park from out of state. Be sure to bring any necessities, such as clean-up bags and water to share with your doggo. Always keep your pup leashed throughout all areas of the park, on a lead no longer than six feet.
For a truly memorable adventure, check out the Delaware Seashore State Park!