Attractions at Delaware Beaches
Delaware is an eco-conscious state with a good balance between our thriving summer towns and the natural beauty of our local habitats. Located just a few hours drive from major metropolitan areas like Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. our coastal environment is a fun yet relaxing place to visit, vacation, or retire.
As the first town in the first state, Lewes is full of historical attractions celebrating their maritime history. In this walking town, you’ll find a pleasant year-round community with a unique way of life.
Cape Henlopen State Park
This scenic state park is one of the best in Delaware. The state park has much to offer including recreational hiking trails, the great walking dune, camping and recreation areas, annual kite festival, a nature center, wildlife areas, a frisbee-golf course, year-round fishing and surf fishing. Rich in WWII history, remnants of the old Fort Miles and intact observation towers still stand within the park.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The ferry sails across the Delaware Bay, between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware. The ferry carries both vehicles and foot passengers. Travel from Delaware to New Jersey and enjoy a cruise on the bay.
Nassau Valley Vineyards & Winery
Minutes away from Five Points in Lewes, Nassau Valley Vineyards grows grapes locally for Cabernet, Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. The winery offers free tours and tastings. Throughout the year they also host a number of wedding receptions and private parties.
Lewes Harbour and Marina
Charter a boat trip complete with bait, tackle and marine supplies or dine in one of the nearby restaurants with a great view of the water and other boats. Start at the marina and take a historical walking tour of this quaint historical town.
Overfalls Maritime Museum
This old lightship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This single masted ship has been restored inside and out. In the summer season, the ship is open for tours with just a $2 admission. The fog horn can be heard 5 miles away.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is home to thousands of migratory waterfowl. The refuge was established in the early 1960s to preserve this vital habitat. Visit the refuge for hunting, fishing, to observe wildlife, or photography.
Known to the folks from Washington D.C. as our Nation’s Summer Capital, Rehoboth Beach draws thousands of visitors each summer.
Enjoy Rehoboth Avenue
Enjoy strolling the avenue whether you are interested in shopping or dining downtown. Visit downtown Rehoboth for community and annual events like the fireworks, mardi gras, the chocolate festival, the jazz festival, or restaurant week.
City Bandstand Outdoor Concerts
Enjoy an open air performance at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. With summer season regular performers such as the First State Symphonic Band and the United States Army Field Band, it is a treat you don’t want to miss. This is a great way to enjoy a summer night at the beach.
Funland on the Boardwalk
This family owned and operated amusement center offers family entertainment including rides, games, and an arcade. This season they’re going green with solar panels on the rooftop to meet their operational power needs.
Anna Hazzard Museum
Named for local civic leader Anna Hazzard, this museum displays photographs, artifacts, newspaper articles and other historical items. It is housed in one of the original ‘tent’ houses from the early days of Rehoboth Beach when it was little more than a religious meeting spot. Volunteers from the local historical society are often on hand to answer your questions.
Delaware Seashore State Park
Visit this barrier island and enjoy swimming, sunbathing, camping, fishing and boating.
Just a mile south, down the road from Rehoboth Beach is the small town of Dewey Beach. Known for its beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants, festivals and nightlife.
Bear Trap Dunes
This public golf course is located just miles away from Dewey Beach, in Ocean View, Delaware.
Watersports are a popular past-time in the local area. Rent a sailboat or kayak and enjoy the Rehoboth Bay. Enjoy a sunny day and a nice summer breeze on the water.
Dewey Beach Music Conference
The music scene is big in this little town. Artists from all over America flock here to showcase their talents plus attend performances, panels, speakers, and VIP parties during the last weekend of September.
Annual East Coast Skimboarding Championship
Interested in surfing? Try skimboarding or watch the pros! Every August, this is the place to be for the annual East Coast Skimboarding Championships.
Dewey Beach Spring Triathlon
Swim, bike and run your way hundreds of others to the finish line in the Dewey Beach Triathlon. In extreme weather the event may change to a biathlon pending water temperatures. The seven mile biking course is followed by the 3 mile run. You must be at least 15 years old to participate. Prizes are awarded by age group.
Planting Beach Grass
Volunteer your time with the Department of Natural Resources during the annual beach grass planting in March. For nearly 20 years volunteers have planted millions of beach grass stems to stabilize and protect our coastal sand dunes and indirectly our local beach homes.