Lots of places to fish the surf in Delaware but obey the rules and get the required permits to drive on the beach.
3R's does have access to the beach. You drive up to the toll booth, show your pass or permit, and then you can drive on. I do not have a 4X4 but have a yearly non-resident fishing license. I drive up to the dunes, load up the surf cart, and away I go!
3rs is part of del. seashore state park.a park pass is required. they aren't collecting yet but i am not sure when it starts. i'm not sure but i will find out tomorrow. i think only weekends[ sat. & sun] until season starts.i'll call and get the info back to you.
there is beach acess for 4x4 at 3Rs, the old coast guard crossing, and at keybox road,and savages ditch road. all but the old coast guard have air pumps. the new regs. are 2 rock[stripers] /day at 28ans. or better. 4-flounder/day at 17.5 ins, and 7 trout at 14 ins. for additional info the park phone is 302-227-2800.
there are not supposed to be fees until may 1st. at seashore stste patk, but cape henlopen is different.they will be charging entrance fees for the kite festival. that's a big event. kite flying and tons of people. that is this weekend or next, i'm not sure. if interested the phone is 302-645-8983. its is supposed to be a great weekend coming up, lots of traffic, i'm leaving town for va.
Just to clarify-- even though fees are not charged yet, you will still need a surf tag to take your 4X4 out onto the beach even though the season has yet to start. Also, you will need a tow rope, jack, board, shovel and a pressure gauge in case the ranger stops you for some reason. As for crowds, the DE state parks get a bit crowded in the summer but most people don't even have a line in the water, they just use the beach tag to get front row access to the beach withouth having to carry their stuff for miles from the parking lot. You are supposed to be "actively engaged in surf fishing at all times" though, but it is not always followed.
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