South Bethany Lifts Total Beach Ban

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The Town of South Bethany has lifted the total beach ban according to a post on the South Bethany Police Department’s Facebook page.

South Bethany’s beach is open for exercising and dog walking only. Do not confuse Modification #3 of the State of Delaware Declaration of Emergency with Phase 3 of the Governor’s “Restarting Delaware’s Economy.”

However, per South Bethany Town Code Article I, 30-3, there are no dogs allowed on the beach from May 15 to October 15.

Letter from the Town

Dear Property Owners:

Effective May 5 the restrictions on all beach activity will revert to modification #3 of the State Declaration of Emergency. This change allows people to use the beach for exercise or to walk their dogs, provided such persons follow the precautions recommended by the CDC on COVID-19, including hand hygiene and social distancing.

During the COVID crisis the Mayors of the Association of Coastal Towns (ACT) have met weekly to discuss the COVID crisis and the impact on each individual town. Recently the Governor asked this group to provide input on ways to open the beaches.

The goal of the group was to work together so that no one town would be inundated by crowds due to the action of another. The ACT letter will be posted on the Town’s website and discussed at the Town Council meeting on Friday, May 8.

Stay Safe and Stay Well.

Read the ACT letter here

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