Woodland Beach is a lovely small beach located about eight miles east of Smyrna, Delaware, near the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge that I featured in one of my other posts. From Route 9 in Smyrna, turn onto Route 6 and follow it until you come to the beach. There is a very large parking area adjacent to a freshwater pond which is often filled with waterfowl. A wooden boardwalk provides access to the water for boaters.
The beach has fine to medium tan sand, and at low tide it is about 30 feet wide from high tide mark to the gently lapping waves. If you enjoy searching for sea glass, or bay glass to be technically correct, this is the place to be. Rockhounders, too, will be overjoyed with this beach because of the unique pummeled rocks and minerals that line the sandy shore. Interested in looking for seashells? Woodland Beach has a variety of shells, too, and many are lined with mollusk secretions similar to mother-of-pearl. Beachcombers can spend the entire afternoon at Woodland Beach and still need to come back the next day to finish scanning their search area. That's how many beautiful shells, rocks and minerals that can be found on this beach!