In case you haven’t seen yet on social media, a buoy from the Delaware Bay has washed ashore on Woodland Beach. Since this is sort of a rare occurrence, it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s a very short walk from the parking lot. I highly recommend boots or old sneakers because there is quite a bit of broken glass on the boat ramp and there are sections of the beach that are slimy and slippery. This is definitely not a good beach to walk barefoot on if you can help it.
Make sure you check the tide chart before heading out to Woodland Beach, especially with the storm activity we have had lately. Low tide is in the morning, so anytime around there, a few hours before or after is a safe bet. If you aren’t familiar with the area, Woodland Beach has one road going in and out of town and it always floods (to varying degrees) during high tide which at times makes the road impassable. Here is the chart you can use to check:
At some point the buoy wil need to be put back in place, but only time will tell how long it’s going to be hanging out! Make sure you take advantage of this cool opportunity to see it up close and use it as a teaching moment to talk about what a buoy is and what purpose they serve. This particular buoy is a channel marker that serves as an aid to navigation for boaters in the bay.