The Point Looks Smaller Be Careful Driving

 

Cape Henlopen State Park, the point, beach conditions, surf fihsing, delaware , sussex county
Drive on access at point comfort station

We checked out Cape Henlopen State park drive on beaches today when they were reopened.  The point has a bad spot on the way out.  Water pushed into the dunes and where it flowed out is filling in with water at high tide to the dune fence.  It is huge cut to say the least, be careful you don’t just want to drive across it too fast.  

   

Cape Henlopen State Park, the point, beach conditions, surf fihsing, delaware , sussex county
That is about an 18 inch drop off in some places

The point looks smaller, like it a lot of sand washed off the top a sand pile, would be a good description.  “It looks like the ocean came up on the beach and just sucked everything off of it including the sand.”  You can see that there is little debris compared to most nor’easters.  Makes me think had this lasted a few tides it could have been ugly.   

The breached areas at Gordons pond held pretty well.  There is some standing water in the dunes at the point. 

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 Driving along the backside of the point is tough the water dug in holes that should fill in with the wind and dry sand soon.  The entire area was under a lot of water you can see it in the new profile that was carved on the bayside beach area.  

The sand is packed hard where the waves washed over and compacted the sand.  It is like driving on concrete in some places.   Makes it much easier for walking.  

    The beach is thinner along naval crossing and in front of the walk on beach at the bathhouse.  There is a thin spot on the way out to he point.  Watch yourself at high tide for the next couple of weeks.  The beaches will build back up. 

Caught a lot of skates and dogfish today. 

Fish On!

Rich King

 

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