Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971

Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park

Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"An easy, interpretive hike on boardwalks, sand, and soft upland soil through salt marsh and coastal forest. With good facilities near the trailhead and interesting options, a walk on the nature trail at Burton’s Island makes a great family outing. Burton’s Island is the largest island in an archipelago of small islands that separates Rehoboth Bay from Indian River Bay, just behind the barrier beach of Delaware Seashore State Park.

This easy 1.5-mile walk around the island affords great views of inland bays and close-up observations of the creatures of the salt marsh and upland forest. From boardwalks over tidal creeks, you will see wading shorebirds, muskrat tracks, and skittering fiddler crabs as well as ospreys, great blue herons, and egrets gliding over the wetland grasses. A shady picnic table on the Indian River Bay shoreline is a perfect place for lunch. Bring the kids! Special considerations: Bring binoculars for birding and insect repellent during summer."

Burton's Island Loop, Delaware Seashore State Park Reviews

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7/9/2018
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1/4/2010
This trail is completely open to the public. All of the boardwalks are replaced. The trail is short, but passes through a variety of plant communities and various habitats. Great views of Delaware's Inland Bays!
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9/3/2007
This trail has been closed for renovations for two years. The target date for re-opening is November 2007.
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5/8/2001
This was a very scenic, yet easy hike. Recommended for those just out looking for a fun day hike.
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Trail Information

Rehoboth Beach
Nearby City
1.5
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
October - May
Season
Delaware Seashore State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Bethany Beach, Delaware
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018