Heads Up Beach Horseback Riders

Horses are not allowed in no vehicle areas on the park beaches. A rule we never knew existed.

While surf fishing the point today we ran into a buddy of ours who is a park ranger and was off duty walking the beach. He asked when the horses went into the PVC fenced area at the point. “That was yesterday we were here why?”
“Horseback riding is not allowed in areas that vehicles are not allowed. Maybe that sign needs to read … No vehicles and horses.”

I said, are you serious I had no idea. I will let anyone who comes up here know I don’t want any anyone getting a ticket.” Knowing if he or any ranger saw them there would be phone calls and possibly tickets. No idea how much that fine would be, but I’m going to ask on Monday.

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Horseback riders on the point beach in Cape Henlopen State Park

Seeing horses on the beach is really cool. Not a half hour later a group trotted up and we told them what we were just told. “Thank you so much we do not need to get into any issues today.” If you know anyone who rides at the beach let them know we had no idea.

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Horseback riders on the point beach in Cape Henlopen State Park

I wanted to know why the fence was so much closer to the bayside point. We used to be able to drive down farther and fish the flats at the surf edge for flounder last year and years past. “I have no idea that is where they put it”
So we are missing like a hundred plus yards of drive on Beach at the point. People can still walk there and you can walk and fish. The bonus is if you park at the end of the fence you have a lot of real estate all to yourself. Not that it matters this time of year but today was like summer.

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