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Indian River Life-Saving Station


News

The Indian River Life-Saving Station will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30. Posted 10/30/19

About the Life-Saving Station

Be swept back to a time when night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. The original Indian River Life-Saving Station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States and the precursor to today's U. S. Coast Guard.

The building was first located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877, and today has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

group of people gathereed in front of life saving station

This unique coastal property is great for any special event you may have in mind, and is ideal for beach destination weddings and receptions.

While your guests are visiting the beach, they can enjoy exciting programs and events, too!

Download the Indian River Life-Saving Station facility rental guidelines and site diagram.



Upcoming Events

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Saturday, January 16, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 1/16/2021 10:00:00 AM 1/16/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Thursday, January 21, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 1/21/2021 10:00:00 AM 1/21/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Saturday, January 30, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 1/30/2021 10:00:00 AM 1/30/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Thursday, February 4, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 2/4/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/4/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, February 6, 2021

2:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

Add to Calendar 2/6/2021 2:00:00 PM 2/6/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Saturday, February 13, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 2/13/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/13/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Thursday, February 18, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 2/18/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/18/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, February 20, 2021

2:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

Add to Calendar 2/20/2021 2:00:00 PM 2/20/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic Webinar

Saturday, February 27, 2021

10:00 AM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2021 10:00:00 AM 2/27/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Webinar Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach during this new webinar. Pre-registration required. $8 per person. Call 302-227-6991 for more details. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore

Saturday, February 27, 2021

2:00 PM

If only the dunes could talk, they’d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park’s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Drive your own car and caravan with other park visitors to see some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

Add to Calendar 2/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 2/27/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore If only the dunes could talk, they’d have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park’s historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Drive your own car and caravan with other park visitors to see some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Delaware Seashore State Park