Please Respect Our Beautiful Beach

Date Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Bowers Beach has many events and of course, our beautiful sandy beach.   Please be careful and watch where you are walking.  Since past storms destroyed a lot of the beachfront dunes and protection,  efforts are being made to restore some of the dunes and sea grass.   Please respect our beautiful beach.  Feel free to walk/fish on our new jetty.  Please do not start camp fires on the jetty and leave the rocks in place as these are part of the overall construction of the jetty.  Always bring extra bags to pick up your trash (and bring it with you), dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1st to September 30th.   Please do not litter.   Let’s all work together to keep Bowers Beach “Delaware’s Best Kept Secret”.   Are you AWARE? “With the arrival of summer, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are increasing patrols and […]

Tides, Weather & Local Knowledge (Town of Bowers Tide Charts)

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

US Harbors Bowers Beach tide chart     Also you can get all of these on your phone: Open in a browser on any smartphone to enjoy their mobile -optimized website.  


Date Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

We are looking forward to all the visitors as Spring/Summer approach. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE AWARE THAT WE FOLLOW Title 7, Chapter 17, CONCERNING DOGS ON THE BEACH § 1702 Dogs on state coastal beaches. Whoever, being the owner, possessor, harborer or custodian of any dog, allows such dog to be upon the designated swimming or sunbathing area of a state coastal beach strand at any time between May 1 and September 30, inclusive, of any year, except when such dog is on said property on behalf of a law enforcement agency or a blind person, as defined in § 2101 of Title 31, is guilty of a violation and shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $50. For each subsequent offense, the person shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $100. “Coastal beach strand” shall mean all that coastal real property […]

The COVID-19 State of Emergency Murderkill River and the Jetty Rules

Date Posted: Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Town of Bowers Beach Murderkill River and Parking Lot Rules (1)

For the latest information concerning Covid 19 please go to

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Beach is closed temporarily to comply with the Covid 19 restrictions

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Bayview Inn Convenience Store will open Thursday March 26th

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Town Residents will be able to purchase bread, eggs, milk, and a few small items during the restrictions placed by the Stay At Home order given by the Governor. They also are open to sell food and attached you will find their menu as well. This is a great thing they are doing for our community!!Bayview Menu

Town Email Listing

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

If you would like to be included on the Town of Bowers emails from the Mayor please email her at with your name and address.

DNREC Mosquito Control urges property owners to ‘Look About, Dump It Out!’

Date Posted: Monday, May 1st, 2017

DOVER (April 27, 2017) – Through a new public awareness campaign beginning today, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section urges residential and business property owners throughout the state to empty all standing water sources, large and small, to reduce mosquito-breeding habitat on their properties. The “Look About, Dump It Out!” campaign will be featured in television and radio public service announcements, billboards and public outreach. “Any standing water left for four or more consecutive days has the potential to breed mosquitoes, whether it’s in the bottom of a boat or a bottle cap, and it needs to be drained to help eliminate breeding habitat and reduce mosquito populations. That’s our message in ‘Look About, Dump It Out,’” said Mosquito Control Administrator Dr. William Meredith. “With mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus already established in Delaware and the possibility of Zika virus occurring in the local mosquito […]

Town of Bowers Ospreys are Back!

Date Posted: Monday, April 10th, 2017

Our Osprey pair are back working hard on building a new nest on the Bowers coasty light tower just as you enter town.  You can follow other pairs of Ospreys at web site. To check out OUR Ospreys,  you can go here to see the specifics of this nest.

Where are the Wetlands in and around the Town of Bowers?

Date Posted: Monday, March 20th, 2017

Delaware is a state in which 25% of all of it’s land area is made up of wetlands, and freshwater wetlands are the largest category, making up roughly 75% of all wetlands in Delaware. It’s possible that no matter where you are in Delaware, you are no more than a mile away from a wetland.  How can you find out if you have them on your property?  to read more… OR jump directly to the Wetland Toobox and do a search for your property to see if YOU have any wetlands on or near your property.  Try it out.  It’s pretty cool.  🙂      

DNREC urges motorists to watch out for deer crossing roadways, especially at dusk

Date Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016

Bowers residents – please read.  There are deer that cross Main St. to and from the marsh and fields on a regular basis.  SLOW DOWN.  Please follow the speed limits. From DNREC: DOVER (Oct. 28, 2016) – With shorter days ahead – especially after the change Nov. 6 from Daylight Savings back to Standard Time – and more 9-to-5 workers driving home at dusk, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds all Delaware motorists to be alert for deer crossing roadways. “At the end of our work day, as we’re heading home, deer are just beginning their peak movement time,” said Emily Boyd, Division of Fish & Wildlife deer biologist. “From dusk to midnight and within a few hours of sunrise are when motorists need to be especially alert and watch for deer on the road.” Read more here..