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anbrowndc, Home Buyer in Washington, DC

I'm interested in buying a beachfront home somewhere between Dover and Broadkill on the Delaware Bay. Is the water swimmable?

Asked by anbrowndc, Washington, DC Mon Aug 6, 2012

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I have lived in Broadkill for over 20 years. The water is safe and clean in all the northern beaches never a beach closing and tested regularly by the state...the northern beaches are a great place to enjoy the beach.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 7, 2012
Yes the water is swimmable in all the beaches. I have lived in Broadkill for tweny + years. The further north you get the less sandy the bottom....the water is still clean and safe to swim in. The bottom becomes more like a river bottom then a sandy bottom north of Slaughter starting in the northern part of slaughter beach
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jan 30, 2013
Not the most desirable for swimming, nice for views and fishing, The further south you go the water get's batter but the prices go up quick. Hope this helps.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 29, 2013
if you are looking to buy a home next to swimmable water, you should start in Lewes... between Dover and Broadkill is nice for fishing, not for swimming.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 9, 2012
Thanks! I was concerned that was part of why the prices get better as you go north.
Flag Thu Aug 9, 2012
The answer is yes. Dover is only 45 miles north of Rehoboth Beach, a very busy beach, and Broadkill Beach is about 17 miles north of Rehoboth. Please give me a call at 302-346-2729 or email me at Ron@WeSellDelawareHomes.com.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 7, 2012
Thanks for answer. My question is not about driving to a public beach, my question is whether the water from my property would be swimmable. Or too cold? Too silty? Too muddy? Too many jellyfish?
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