A Quiet Beach Along the Delaware Bay--Pickering Beach
Looking for a quick trip to the beach without having to drive to the Atlantic Ocean? Try the beaches along the shore of the Delaware Bay. Last week, I featured Woodland Beach near Smyrna, Delaware. This week I visited Pickering Beach and brought back photos for you.
Pickering Beach is a small beach town about 8 miles southeast of Dover, the capital of Delaware. Travelling along Delaware State Route 1 S to Dover, take Exit 98
to State Route 8 toward Downtown Dover. Follow
Route 8 until you are able to make a slight right onto
State Route 9. After 2.8 miles, turn left onto Pickering
Beach Road, and in 1.8 miles you will see a small village
of beach homes lining the Delaware Bay.
As you approach the central crossroads in Pickering Beach, you will see to the left of center a Delaware Public Beach Access sign indicating the allowed path across the protected dunes to the sandy beach.
Every time I walk across a dune and see the expanse of water on the other side, I am awed by the splendor, beauty, and peacefulness. After six years of walking along the Delaware shore, that feeling has never diminished.
Pickering Beach is serene, uncrowded, and beautiful.
Pickering Beach has white sandy beaches and gentle waves that wash up a variety of rocks, minerals, plant life, and sea/bay glass. Rock collectors will enjoy identifying a wide selection of pummeled stones, and beachcombers will find something new on the beach every time they visit.
To learn more about another Delaware Bay beach, read about Woodland Beach near Smyrna, Delaware: www.norenemoskalski.com/norenes-environmental-blog.html