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Old 07-06-2007, 04:45 PM
 
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Can anyone tell me if Bowers beach is a nice small town for a day trip to a nice sea side community?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I have only been to Bowers Beach one time to look at a house. There really wasn't anything there. Drive a little farther and go to Lewes.
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Old 07-10-2007, 01:57 PM
 
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I was not impressed with Bowers beach. It was dirty and the homes were shabby in my opinion.
Bowers in 10 mins from my home and I thought......great, a beach close to walk on but no thanks. The debris was all over and dead horse shoe crabs too. blah.
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:04 PM
 
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Smile Bowers Beach

Elizamary,

Welcome back! I'm sorry to read you were having computer problems. Hope all is ok now. Missed your positive posts.

Bob
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Old 07-10-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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Hi Bob,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm afraid my last post was not positive because I thought Bowers beach stunk. heheheh.
Well......life can't all be perfect.

Take care Bob and It is nice to be back
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Old 07-26-2008, 05:55 PM
 
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Default Bowers Beach

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Can anyone tell me if Bowers beach is a nice small town for a day trip to a nice sea side community?

Thanks in advance!
We purchased a vacation home on the Delaware Bay in Bowers Beach. If you want a quiet, relaxing beach to relax without the crowds...I love the area...not many ammenities....fishing, a reasturant, boat launches. I just don't like the crowds of Lewes or other "resort" communities...Horseshoe crabs are part of the package on the Delaware Bay!
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Old 07-26-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Dover area
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I have been to Bowers a few times. I didn't realize that there was that much of a beach there but I know there is a good restaurant there, can't remember the name? Slaughter Beach is a little further down. I went there a few times and remember there is a little sub shop with snacks etc. right on the beach. I would keep going too though out to Rehobeth, Dewey or Fenwick. Even though it might be crowded, there is so much to do, and eat
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Little Heaven, Delaware
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I have been to Bowers a few times. I didn't realize that there was that much of a beach there but I know there is a good restaurant there, can't remember the name? Slaughter Beach is a little further down. I went there a few times and remember there is a little sub shop with snacks etc. right on the beach. I would keep going too though out to Rehobeth, Dewey or Fenwick. Even though it might be crowded, there is so much to do, and eat
Hello debbiekr,
Some of us posted our opinions of the beaches, such as Bowers, Slaughter, Broadkill. My opinion was that Bower's Beach was not good at all. Go into the Delaware-Off-Topic and you can read our posts from approx a month ago.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Kent County, DE
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The restaurant on Bowers Beach is JP's . The song by Otis Redding comes to mind "Sittin' on the dock of the bay...." whenever we visit there. We love watching the tides roll in and out . It's quaint but makes you feel like the shore and it's is in our backyard. They have live bands there on Friday nights and I think on Sunday afternoons.

As for the beach, it's a great place to walk if you like a sandy beach and a water view. It is on the bay and is very quiet . Horseshoe crabs are there in May to mate, then they disappear. There are many rocks and pebbles at the waters edge. I would not recommend swimming there although some do. the scape changes with the tides. It looks different to me every time I visit there.

Recently there was an article in one of the local papers. They had a picture of Bowers Beach in the 1940s and at first glance, you would think it was
a postcard from Atlantic City. Beach umbrellas as far as you could see. It apparently was a popular place back then.

Anyway, if you like , sun, sand , water and are into nature, Bowers is for you.
Surely not for everyone but that's ok too.
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Old 07-27-2008, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Delaware
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Hi PA,

What a great, all around description. My kids and I have only ventured over to Bowers once, and it was last fall. I wasn't too sure of much public access to the beach itself, so we did not actually explore this little pocket of the DE Bay.

Perhaps we'll wander down to Bowers again this week; its very near us too and I would much prefer the quiet. Thanks for the description... and have a great day!

Mary
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