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Address: Pickering Beach Rd., Dover, DE 19901

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Small DE Bay Beach

If you understand what you are getting into, this beach is interesting. Yes, it is very small and non-resident parking is limited (park to the left as you go in, not on the road... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dover, Delaware
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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you understand what you are getting into, this beach is interesting. Yes, it is very small and non-resident parking is limited (park to the left as you go in, not on the road that runs parallel to the beach), but I've never seen it full or overly crowded. I recommend it for folks that enjoy nature (birds, horseshoe crabs,... More 

Thank TNorla
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time going to this beach as it is private for residents! All the signs at beach indicate that it is illegal to Park and your car will be towed away!

Thank Gordon S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Not friendly atmosphere and were can park ?? Only see tow away sign. the beach was deserted and full of slippery moss

Thank Caroline W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk on the beach. The crab season was over so there were a few dead ones laying around but plenty of shells and not many visitors.

Thank Tracey G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was terrible. Alllllll the dead horseshoe crabs were all over and the beach was just nasty and very small. The water was brown and dirty and if a fish did live there they would dead too. Close to Dover downs but t was not worth the drive.

Thank Ed M
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very quite small beach. I would say this beach is more for fishing or seeing the horseshoe crabs. Not big waves so that is a plus. We did see a small shark while watching the water. Saw people fishing and people that live there walking their dogs. A lot of stones not many shells. Now the could do without part.... More 

Thank renee7177
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I love nature and can find beauty in so many places but this was a disappointment. Nothing but piles of dead horseshoe crabs and stinky brown water. It was not a pleasant place for a walk.

1 Thank Tresa H
Greenville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

This want good for us. Most of the crabs were dead on the beach and stunk. There are better beaches in the area.

1 Thank MrandMrsOdie .
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90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Stopped here simply by accident on a weekday morning in late May. Just followed the signs from the main road. To my surprise and amazement, there were thousands of horseshoe crabs crowded onto the shoreline. There was a naturalist there running a field trip and he explained that it was horseshoe crab mating season. Along with the tourists, I helped... More 

2 Thank LobstaMan
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Pickering was a nice secluded beach that was out of the way of city folk. The beach and surrounding properties could definitely use a good cleaning before the summer season!

1 Thank Shawn D

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