Welcome to the Delaware Beaches

Where Simple Pleasures Meet Endless Opportunities for Fun

by Arielle Patterson

From the southeastern-most tip of Fenwick Island to the point of Cape Henlopen State Park, welcome to the Delaware Beaches. The main attraction is, of course, our beautiful beaches, but as you venture inland, you will find so much more. Experience our museums, cultural events and festivals throughout the year, plus exciting outdoor adventures—by land or sea.

From the sophisticated shops and mouthwatering  restaurants in Rehoboth Beach and lively Dewey to the laid-back Bethany Beach boardwalk, the Delaware Beaches offer something for everyone of all ages. Head to one of the nearby state parks for hiking and biking, paddle along the inland bays or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of this waterfront destination.

Off the water, explore the area’s charming coastal communities. One of the most popular activities here is shopping, which has the distinction of being sales tax free. The region is also rich in art galleries, symphony orchestras and theaters. There is a wealth of exciting attractions, entertainment and nightlife, all with the gorgeous beaches serving as the backdrop. The eclectic restaurant scene is full of intimate eateries and gourmet restaurants, as well as beach bites that will fuel your day.

We invite you to take in all this region has to offer, from the sun-soaked beaches to the bustling sidewalks. On the next few pages, you’ll find all the best places to eat, play, stay and shop in the Delaware Beaches.