Delaware Beaches – A Little Bit of Heaven

Over 25 miles of stunning Delaware beaches line the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. The Southern Delaware shore is home to seaside parks and public beaches in the towns of Dewey Beach, Rehoboth, Bethany Beach and Lewes, DE.

We'll tour the very best beaches in Delaware and discover specialty shops, amusement parks, local cuisine, and movies on the beach. Plus, we'll search out Delaware beach rentals and hotels that fit your budget.

You'll find the Delaware coast to be rich in history, yet no two beaches are the same. Boating and fishing are popular year-round sports, and during off-season there are fabulous weekend festivals, shopping, and sightseeing excursions.


Delaware Coast at Sunrise

Guide to Delaware Beaches

Lewes Beach DE

Recognized as one of "A Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the United States" by the National Trust of Historic Preservation, Lewes, DE is situated where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Delaware Bay. So rich in history, and so beautifully preserved, Lewes Beach is a testament to picturesque beaches, wonderful food, and easy living ... exactly how life at the beach is supposed to be.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

In Rehoboth Beach, the town's charm, specialty shops, and artistic appeal set the stage for a special experience. Enjoying the ocean and basking in the sun just doesn't get any better. From the mile-long boardwalk to the white sandy beaches, Rehoboth is an excellent vacation spot for friends and family. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay – swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, and golf are in full swing at "The Nation's Summer Capital."

Dewey Beach, DE

At ever-popular Dewey Beach, everything is within walking distance. A tranquil beach town during the week and off-season, on summer weekends Dewey becomes a hub for the social scene with music, nightlife and endless fun on the water. Enjoy water skiing, surfing, boating, jet skiing, sail boarding, and skim boarding. The fishing is great at Fisherman's Beach, an area designated specifically for surf fishing. A Dewey Beach vacation can easily be combined with the nearby town of Rehoboth Beach.

Map of the Beaches in Delaware

Driving the scenic coast of Delaware during any season is a highly enjoyable trip. Start by going south on Route 1 into Lewes, DE.

Lewes is also a port for the Lewes-Cape May Ferry. You could take the ferry for great day trip into Cape May and the New Jersey beaches, or continue along the Southern Delaware coast on Route 1.

Next in line is Rehoboth Beach, followed by Dewey Beach and Bethany Beach, with Fenwick Island as the last beach in Delaware.