Bowers Beach, and Right Across a Narrow Inlet, South Bowers Beach: Two Beautiful Beaches Accessible to Each Other By a Quick Trip Over Water or a Longer Inland Drive
Bowers Beach on the Delaware Bay has a lovely stretch of white sand, scattered shells, colorful rocks and minerals, and gentle waves. What a great combination for family fun or solitary beachcombing!
Bowers Beach is located 13.6 miles south of Dover, Delaware, with easy access from Delaware State Route 1S. Quaint summer vacation homes and modern multi-story homes on high pilings intermix along the beach and inland, as well.
Bowers Beach is often confused with South Bowers Beach which is just an inlet away. Access to the southern beach front is by boat across a narrow inlet that is lined with boat launching sites, charter deep sea fishing services, charter dining tours, and local seafood restaurants. An alternate and much longer route to South Bowers Beach involves returning to Route 1 S and driving seven miles south to a left turn onto Milford Neck Road. From Milford Neck Road, veer left onto Mosley Road which becomes South Bowers Road. Follow South Bowers Road until it ends at the Delaware Bay.
Both beaches have beautiful white sandy beaches with plenty of rocks and colorful stones to collect, but South Bowers Beach has been recently replenished with an abundance of clean, white sand that stretches seamlessly along the open bay beach, surrounded by lush dune grasses and shrubs. On the day I visited to take pictures for this column, I was the only person on the wide beach for most of the sunny afternoon. It is a rock collectors' paradise as areas of the white sand are overlaid with an amazing variety of minerals and stones. This section of South Bowers Beach is reached by simply following South Bowers Road until it runs into the sand, but if you veer to the left before the sand-covered road, you will drive past a group of bay houses and end up at the marina opposite the marina at Bowers Beach, just across the inlet described above.
Bowers Beach and South Bowers Beach are two Delaware Bay Beaches worth visiting. By the way, did I tell you that you have to travel past the village of Little Heaven as you travel north or south on Route 1 to get to these beaches?