DSPF Store

Take a trip back in time with the help of a soft breeze off the inlet and pristine white sand, against the backdrop of a picturesque, historic Life-Saving Station. The Life-Saving Station has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim.

The station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States. This building was originally located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877, whereas the station was fully restored by the Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Enjoy a tour of the station during your trip to the beach, or one of our exciting programs or events. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop for some unique nautical mementos of your trip!

Store Hours

Call to check on current hours.  Normal hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

For information about upcoming programs and events or to plan that special beach wedding at the Station, visit The Delaware Seashore State Park program calendar or call (302) 227-6991

Reserve the Indian River Life-Saving Station for your special event!