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Address: Pickering Beach Rd., Dover, DE 19901

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Quiet get-away

Great walk on the beach. The crab season was over so there were a few dead ones laying around but plenty of shells and not many visitors.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 September 2016
Tracey G
Honolulu, Hawaii
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Don't waste your time going to this beach as it is private for residents! All the signs at beach indicate that it is illegal to Park and your car will be towed away!

Thank Gordon S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Not friendly atmosphere and were can park ?? Only see tow away sign. the beach was deserted and full of slippery moss

Thank Caroline W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great walk on the beach. The crab season was over so there were a few dead ones laying around but plenty of shells and not many visitors.

Thank Tracey G
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

It was terrible. Alllllll the dead horseshoe crabs were all over and the beach was just nasty and very small. The water was brown and dirty and if a fish did live there they would dead too. Close to Dover downs but t was not worth the drive.

Thank Ed M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Very quite small beach. I would say this beach is more for fishing or seeing the horseshoe crabs. Not big waves so that is a plus. We did see a small shark while watching the water. Saw people fishing and people that live there walking their dogs. A lot of stones not many shells. Now the could do without part.... More 

Thank renee7177
Baltimore, Maryland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I love nature and can find beauty in so many places but this was a disappointment. Nothing but piles of dead horseshoe crabs and stinky brown water. It was not a pleasant place for a walk.

1 Thank Tresa H
Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This want good for us. Most of the crabs were dead on the beach and stunk. There are better beaches in the area.

1 Thank MrandMrsOdie .
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Stopped here simply by accident on a weekday morning in late May. Just followed the signs from the main road. To my surprise and amazement, there were thousands of horseshoe crabs crowded onto the shoreline. There was a naturalist there running a field trip and he explained that it was horseshoe crab mating season. Along with the tourists, I helped... More 

2 Thank LobstaMan
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Pickering was a nice secluded beach that was out of the way of city folk. The beach and surrounding properties could definitely use a good cleaning before the summer season!

1 Thank Shawn D
Seymour, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped by around 3 p.m. and enjoyed a walk out, thanks to low tide. Saw many beautiful rocks, and several skeletons of horseshoe crabs.

1 Thank Joan B

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