Roaring Point, Cove Road beaches to reopen Friday

The beach at Roaring Point.

Wicomico County officials will reopen Roaring Point and Cove Road beaches effective the morning of Friday. 

Visitors must limit gatherings to 10 people or less and practice social distancing using guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

“We encourage people to get outside, but in a safe and responsible manner,” said Steve Miller, Director of Wicomico County Recreation, Parks & Tourism. “Public cooperation with social distancing guidelines is critical in order to keep the beaches open.”

Parking is limited at both locations and park rangers will be enforcing parking rules.

Decisions made by county officials are fluid and can be changed at any time.

The Wicomico Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Civic Center department will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation through regular updates from the Wicomico County Health Department and the Department of Emergency Services.

Roaring Point is situated along the Nanticoke River, about 30 minutes from Salisbury via Nanticoke Road. A short path through the wooded area leads to a stretch of beach with a picturesque view of the lower Nanticoke River as it widens to reach the Tangier Sound and Chesapeake Bay.

Acquired through Maryland Program Open Space, the park is owned and maintained by Wicomico County.

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