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The Point at Cape Henlopen has reopened

The Point at Cape Henlopen has reopened to the public.

The Point at Cape Henlopen State Park reopened Tuesday after a  six month closure.



The reopened area includes a stretch of ocean beach and dunes and a half-mile stretch of bay shoreline that closed March 1, 2020.  The stretch has closed annually since 1993 to benefit more than 30 species of shorebirds that migrate to the area every year.

DNREC’s Divisions of Parks and Recreation, Fish and Wildlife, and Watershed Stewardship have collaborated since 1990 to implement a management plan to halt the decline of beachnester and migratory shorebird populations, including terns, gulls, brown pelicans, red knots and piping plovers - just to name a few.

DNREC says the bayside beach at The Point will remain closed until October 1,2020 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the winter. 

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.