Beach replenishment: What to expect Memorial Day weekend

May 18, 2023

Beach replenishment in Rehoboth Beach is essentially complete. Some significant “to do” items remain, but the dredging and beach-fill operation is finished in Rehoboth and has moved south. 

Still on the “to do” list in Rehoboth are:

  • Repair of the second stormwater outfall at Maryland Avenue. Repair of the Virginia Avenue outfall is expected to be completed May 19. Repair on the Maryland Avenue outfall is scheduled to begin May 22 with the hope that it can be completed before the weekend, but work may continue into the following week.
  • Reconstruction of the ADA-accessible Maryland Avenue dune crossing will begin after Memorial Day.
  • Installation of sand fence and dune grass plantings will not take place until after the Memorial Day holiday.

Here’s what visitors can expect over the Memorial Day weekend:

  • A noticeably wider beach from Deauville to Delaware Avenue!
  • All work on area beaches will pause at midnight Friday, May 26, through 6 pm Monday, May, 29.
  • The landing pipe at Virginia Avenue will remain in place until after the holiday.
  • If outfall repairs are not completed, there may be a crane and other equipment consolidated and fenced on the beach in the Maryland Avenue area.
  • The equipment staging area in the Deauville Beach parking lot will remain through completion of sand operations in Dewey Beach. expected in early to mid-June.
  • We anticipate that all beach access points will be open, and staff will work hard  to install as many accessibility mats as possible before the holiday weekend.

Replenishment work will continue at other area beaches through June.

Stay Informed!