US Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet

39373 Inlet Rd., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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US Coast Guard Station Indian River Inlet is located on Inlet Road in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


Coast Guard units based out of Delaware save countless lives every year, serving the primary functions of providing search-and-rescue, medical evacuations and firefighting services. Units from the Indian River Inlet Station near Rehoboth Beach conduct regular training exercises with their counterparts of Lewes Fire and Rescue, based a few miles north. The Delaware Coast Guard is prepared for six primary duties – including: Maritime Transportation System Management, Maritime Response, Maritime Security Operations, Defense Operations, Maritime Law Enforcement and Maritime Prevention.

Built in 1876, the structure of Indian River Station is one of the oldest eastern coast U.S. Lifesaving Service buildings still standing in its original location. After having kept watch over the coast for 86 years, the station closed and the property was turned over to the state of Delaware in 1962. This came after the station had been rendered dysfunctional by the storm of March 1962. A new station was dedicated at Indian River Inlet on 27 March 1964; construction was completed in April of the same year. At that time, the station had one 40-foot utility boat, one 30-foot utility boat, and one 36-foot motor lifeboat. A new Operations Center and Station Office was built in 1981. In order to assure adequate coverage of the operating area to the north, Station Indian River mans a Sub-SAR Unit at Roosevelt Inlet, Lewes, Delaware six months of the year. In the fall of 1983, construction of the new Operations/Barracks building at Roosevelt Inlet was completed.


Indian River Inlet is also home base for the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09. The Auxiliary work side-by-side with their active-duty USCG counterparts in many mission areas – including Environmental Protection, Commercial Vessel Safety Inspections, Port Security and Planning, Licensing and Documentation, and other vital operational roles. Auxiliarists receive training virtually identical to that of their active duty and reserve counterparts (with the exception of law enforcement and military specific tasks). Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-09 – based at Coast Guard Station Indian River – was formed more than 30 years ago. Flotilla members include many experienced and knowledgeable mariners who have served the recreational boating and maritime communities for many years. The Auxiliary patrol and serve in the Rehoboth, Indian River and Delaware Bays – which are thriving recreational waterways.



The closest major airport to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY / KSBY).


This airport is in Salisbury, Maryland and is 49 miles from the center of Rehoboth Beach, DE.


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Department of Services for Children, Youth and Family (302) 633-2657
The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (The Delaware Children’s Department) was established in 1983 by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware. Its primary responsibility is to provide and manage a range of services for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, neglect, or substance abuse. Its services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and after care.


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Currently, the US Coast Guard does not offer housing at Station Indian River Inlet.

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In Rehoboth Beach, the summers are warm and muggy; the winters are very cold, wet, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 29°F to 84°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 90°F.


The warm season lasts for 3.5 months, from June 3 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 76°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 84°F and low of 71°F. The cold season lasts for 3.2 months, from December 6 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 31, with an average low of 29°F and high of 43°F.


The wetter season lasts 4.9 months, from March 31 to August 27, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on August 6. The drier season lasts 7.1 months, from August 27 to March 31. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on October 20.

The cost of living index in Rehoboth Beach, DE is 177, which is 68% higher than the average in Delaware and compared to the national average, it is 77% higher. The cost of living index is made up of several categories. These are transportation at 9%, utilities at 10%, goods and services at 33%, housing at 30%, groceries at 13%, and health care at 5%. The bulk of the cost of living index comes from the categories of goods and services and housing. If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Rehoboth Beach, DE goods and services come in at 1% higher than the average in Delaware and are 8% higher when compared to the nationwide average.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an Atlantic Coast town. Fronting the beach is a boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and amusements. In summer, the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand presents free concerts. The Rehoboth Beach Museum explores the town’s history with yearbooks and vintage postcards. To the north, Cape Henlopen State Park has dunes and an observation tower from 1941 – when the park was a military base.


With 30 miles of coastline, sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves in kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, and surfing, while others can take a walk along the manicured walking trails and admire the scenery. Visitors can attend diverse events throughout the year, dine at great restaurants and explore the attractions.


Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk is the best scenic spot in town and one of the top Rehoboth Beach attractions, featuring interesting local shops, family amusements, and restaurants. The open air concerts with bands that perform during the warm season are sure to impress, and the colorful beach cottages are charming. The boardwalk is the city’s most famous attraction. Take a stroll along the one-mile-long boardwalk and admire the scenic beauty of the area.


The modern day Junction and Breakwater Trail originally opened in 2003 as a 3.6-mile northbound trail out of West Rehoboth. Extended in 2007, it now runs a full 6 miles to Lewes Beach and Cape Henlopen State Park. There are natural coastal forests and wide open farm fields hidden behind the shopping centers of Route 1. It is a nature retreat for walkers, runners, bikers, and families alike. The trail features an 80-foot long refurbished railroad bridge originally built in 1913. Along with scenic views of a World War II observation tower and coastal wetlands, this pine-studded crushed stone trail offers a perfect outdoor fitness opportunity near the natural beauty and unique history of the Delaware Coast. Junction and Breakwater Trail is one of the best things to do in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.


Delaware Seashore State Park spreads on 2825 acres surrounded by water. Mostly inaccessible until the construction of two large steel and stone jetties, the park sits between Rehoboth and Indian River Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Fully equipped with bathhouses, snacks, umbrellas, chairs, and rafts, the park is a swimming and sunbathing haven. You can drive vehicles straight onto the sand in designated areas for a relaxing day of fishing while wind and waves make for great surfing and sailing. Every July, the park plays host to a Sand Castle Contest.

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