The Coastal Point is a local newspaper published each Friday and distributed in the Bethany Beach, South Bethany, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millville, Dagsboro, Frankford, Selbyville, Millsboro, Long Neck and Georgetown, Delaware areas.
The Coastal Point is an independent weekly newspaper founded in 2003 in Ocean View, Del., by a group of local newspaper veterans and investors who sought to provide a true voice and information source for the Delaware beach community.
First published Feb. 6, 2004, and every Friday since, the Coastal Point prides itself on in-depth, locally-focused coverage of the events, information and experiences that are important to those who call this area their home, or their home away from home.
From the Indian River Inlet south to Fenwick Island, from Bethany Beach west to Georgetown, and everywhere in between, the Coastal Point strives to bring our readers the most accurate, entertaining and informative newspaper publication in the area.
Whether you live in Ocean View, Frankford or unincorporated parts of Sussex County, such as Clarksville or Sea Colony, you'll find in the Coastal Point the news that matters in your daily life.
Whether you work in South Bethany or in Selbyville, you'll read about what's happening in this community. Whether you're visiting the shore in Bethany Beach or heading to Millville to shop, you'll discover things you never knew and people you wish you did.
Sports fan or "beach potato," artistic visionary or sandcastle aficionado, the Coastal Point brings to our readers the news they count on and the stories that make their day.
With an award-winning team of reporters, designers, editors, photographers and columnists, we bring you timely reporting on breaking news, clever and thought-provoking commentary on local happenings and life in general, striking imagery and creative advertising that lets you know what our local businesses have to offer.
But that's only part of our team. The other part is you. We at the Coastal Point count on you, our readers, to help keep us informed about what's going on in your lives, to let us know about that special event or your concerns about local government, and to keep us working hard to bring the best we have to offer to you every week, on the page and online.
Additionally, the Coastal Point has grown to include a number of other endeavors. Along with our annual “Homeplate” special section each August in honor of the Little League Softball World Series held in Roxana, and our ongoing series of special sections on our local towns, we now have our own app — Explore Coastal Delaware, available in the iTunes store and on Google Play for Android devices, as well as on a mobile-friendly website, at ExploreCoastalDelaware.com — offering information for locals and visitors alike, on the area’s shops, businesses and destinations, as well as some bargains when you shop local.
We also know how amazing a beach wedding can be, so we’ve added our own bridal magazine and accompanying website, Delaware Seaside Bride, in print and online at DelawareSeasideBride.com, to help you with planning all the big things and the little details, whether you live here or just want to celebrate one of the best days of your life on the Delaware coast.
We're pleased to have been welcomed so warmly and incorporated so thoroughly into your lives, and we hope you'll continue to pick up the Coastal Point each Friday — and read us online. And we hope you will also continue to let us know how we can serve you, our readers, even better in the future.
The Coastal Point can be reached at the following contact information:
P.O. Box 1324
Ocean View, DE 19970
Content submissions should be sent using the submissions links in the appropriate section of this website. The related forms will collect needed information. If for some reason that is not possible, please send editorial content submissions (story ideas, photos for publication, press releases, letters to the editor, calendar events information, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard-copy submissions can be sent via postal mail or fax, or delivered to the office during regular business hours, but may be delayed due to transcription time. If time is of the essence, please use our web forms or email. Our editorial deadline for submitted content is Monday at 4 p.m. for content to be published in our Friday edition. (Submission of content is not a guarantee that it will be published.) Classified and legal advertising not submitted through this site should be arranged by contacting Jane Johnson at the number above. You can also contact us on Facebook, at https://www.facebook.com/CoastalPoint/.
- Susan Lyons
- Darin McCann
- Executive Editor
- Shaun Lambert
- Technical Director
- M. Patricia Titus
- Digital Division Editor
- Susan Mutz
- Advertising Manager
- Jane Meleady
- Jane Johnson
- Classifieds/Legals/Service Directory
- Laura Walter
- Kerin Magill
- Jason Feather
- Susan Canfora
- Matthew Metz
- Graphic Arts
- Taryn King
- Digital Content Specialist
- Tyler Valiant
- Jerry Sellman
- Advertising Assistant
- Coastal Point comment policy
Coastal Point employs a strict comment policy across all our platforms, including letters-to-the-editor: no profanity or suggestions of violence; no personal attacks or insults (i.e., calling people stupid) nor derogatory comments based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic background, nationality or immigration status, age, disability, health conditions, etc.; no off-topic comments (injecting politics), false information, harmful supposition (including potentially libelous accusations) or trolling; and no commenting about or encouraging others to act in a manner that could be dangerous, illegal or against government restrictions. Attacks on Coastal Point, its staff or the media will not be tolerated. If you have a concern about how we do our job, please message, email or call us.
We reserve the right to remove comments or not publish letters that violate our commenting policy, and repeat violations of the policy will result in a ban from commenting. We want the Coastal Point to be a place to exchange ideas, not engage in political feuding, trolling and insults. We do not want our comments sections to become a free-for-all but to engage our community in useful discussion.