the lightship overfalls

Picture Perfect

5 of the Most Instagram-Worthy Sights and Landmarks in the Delaware Beaches

By Arielle Patterson

During your trip to the Delaware Beaches, chances are you’ll be taking tons of pictures. These photos will give your family and friends a mere glimpse into your Delaware Beaches vacation. With so many remarkable and historic attractions and fun-filled activities, you’ll want to find the best backdrop for scenic selfies and group pics. So, break out your camera or cell phone and get ready to explore the Delaware Beach’s picture-perfect sights & landmarks.

fenwick lighthouse

1. Fenwick Island Lighthouse

The Fenwick Island Lighthouse was originally constructed in 1858 in an area that was once incredibly isolated. Today, the lighthouse is situated right at the Delaware-Maryland state line amid businesses and homes. Snap a few photos in front of the historic 87-foot-tall light house and, while you’re there, view the Transpeninsular Stone that marks the state line.

2. Gordons Pond Beach

Wide and unobstructed, Gordons Pond Beach at Cape Henlopen State Park is the perfect place for picturesque sunrise and sunset views. While you’re there, take some photos standing by the historic WWII Fire Control towers right on the beach. 

3. Indian River Inlet Bridge

If you’re cruising along Coastal Highway, just north of the Indian River Inlet, pull off for a picture-perfect view of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth and Indian River Bays, the bridge provides scenic photos at all times of day. At night, catch the bridge illuminated with blue and white lights.

4. Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

The mile-long Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is filled with photo opportunities. Take a ride on one of the old-fashioned amusements for a bird’s-eye view of the boardwalk. Or have a photo shoot at one of the boardwalk’s other attractions and shops. Grab an ice cream cone and make the ocean the backdrop for the perfect beach summer photo.

5. The Lightship Overfalls (Photo at top of page)

The Lightship Overfalls was the last lightship built for the U.S. Lighthouse Service, commissioned in 1938. Today, the historic lightship is docked along the canal in Lewes. Take your photo in front of this historic landmark—one of only 17 remaining ships and one of the few still open for public tours.