What’s the best way to relax after a long week? For President Joe Biden, it’s apparently spending some time at the beach.
According to the White House Week Ahead Guidance and Press Schedule issued Oct. 15, the president and first lady Dr. Jill Biden are expected to be spending the weekend at their North Shores home beginning Friday, Oct. 20. This will be Biden’s first beach visit since Labor Day in September. Over the summer, from Mother’s Day to Labor Day, Biden visited the Cape Region at least six times.
As of Oct. 18, the White House hadn’t said what time Biden will be arriving locally or specifically how long he will be staying. However, in advance of his arrival, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a restricted flight area notice Oct. 18 for the airspace near his North Shores home that goes into effect at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 20, and ends at 10:45 a.m., Monday, Oct. 23.
Here’s a list of security measures taken when Biden is in town:
- Gordons Pond users could see restrictions. The park’s parking lot is just around the corner from Biden’s home and is used as a landing site for Marine One.
- If Biden decides to drive, which he did a few times this summer, motorists on Route 1 should be prepared for delays. By road, there’s really only one way to his house – southbound on Route 1, then through Rehoboth Beach. As the presidential motorcade makes its way south, police and state personnel sit at all intersections blocking traffic.
- The FAA’s temporary flight restrictions limit use of the airspace – including drones – from Dover south to Ocean City, Md., and west to the Maryland border.
- The Coast Guard establishes security zones in the ocean area immediately in front of North Shores beach and in the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal.
Biden typically doesn’t do too much when he’s in town for these long weekends. However, he does like to ride his bike on the Gordons Pond Trail, walk on the beach near his North Shores home and attend mass at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach. If he’s seen out and about, send photos to reporter Chris Flood at email@example.com.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to indicate President Biden is no longer in Israel.