Sea Colony is following the State of Delaware Emergency mandates.  Weather permitting, the beach is open from 10 am to 5:30 pm.  Please practice social distancing while on the beach, and State health officials recommend wearing masks.  

When lightning is present, the beach is emptied, and when thunder is present, swimming in the ocean is not allowed until 30 minutes after the storm ends. 

Thanks for your cooperation.


Sea Colony is home to a half mile of sandy private beach for your enjoyment.  Our beautiful beach is guarded daily May 23 to October 12 from 10 am-5:30 pm.  We have 6 numbered lifeguard stands during the seaon, each with a different color for easy recognition by all of our guests, big and small.  Our lifeguard stands have information boards posted on the back with the daily beach and ocean conditions as well as any hazards.  Additional health and safety guidelines are posted, as well as Rules, which are posted at each beach dune crossover. 

From September 8-13, three stands located between Brandywine/Chesapeake, Edgewater, and Harbour will be open.  From September 14-20, two stands located at Farragut/Georgetowne and Dover/Edgewater will be open.  From September 21-October 12, one stand at Edgewater will be open.  

​​Need assistance getting on and off the beach?

Sand wheelchairs are available at the Security Desk (302) 539-5599 in the Edgewater House Lobby free of charge.  Availability is on a first come, first serve basis and we ask that they be returned to the Security Desk when not in use so we can accommodate everyone's needs.


Please note, these wheelchairs will be cleaned according to CDC guidelines before patron's use.


Our Beach Patrol staff is headed by Captain David Griffith. Captain Griffith has been guarding the shores in Delaware, Maryland, and  Florida for over 35 years and here at Sea Colony for 21 years.  At Sea Colony, our goal is to provide owners and guests with the best experience possible, and we make safety our number one priority. 

We highly recommend our guests read the rules and public health and safety guidelines posted and utilize the information on the back of the lifeguard stands. 

The Beach Patrol staff is here to enhance the experience of every guest and we encourage patrons to ask questions.  Additionally, Sea Colony’s beach is a United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) advanced certified beach which upholds higher training standards for the Beach Patrol.  Most notably, this means all Beach Patrol guards obtain and maintain an Emergency Medical Responder certification. 

Interested in joining the Sea Colony Beach Patrol?

You can access our employment page here or



We want your time at the beach to be enjoyable and a lasting memory. Below are links that we hope you will check out that will better educate you during your stay.

• Sea Colony Rip Current Awareness


• "Top Guard Challenge" - Ocean Grove, NJ- FIRST  PLACE
• Sandy Hook - All Women's Conference - FIRST  PLACE  
(Top Performance - Lexi Santer)
• Sea Colony Challenge - FIRST  PLACE
• Rehoboth Olympics - FIRST  PLACE
• Middlesex Open - FIRST  PLACE
• Middlesex Women's Challenge - FIRST  PLACE
• Ocean City Lifeguard Challenge - FIRST  PLACE
• USLA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship - FIRST  PLACE
• USLA Mid-Atlantic National Championship - THIRD  PLACE
• Fenwick Lifeguard Challenge - SECOND  PLACE
• Bethany Lifeguard Challenge - THIRD  PLACE
• Dewey Lifeguard Challenge - FIFTH  PLACE
• Winner of the 2019 Greg Farry Trophy
(Highest in Open Points Score)