Cape Henlopen State Park

Winter fun at the Delaware beaches

Winter Blue Horizon

In Delaware, there’s a special beauty that breaks through the cold and makes the beaches a desirable destination for a winter weekend getaway.

Here are some hot ideas for a cool getaway:

Get mixing: The decades-long tradition of Bloody Mary Sundays continues for locals year-round at the Starboard. Complete your morning with a Dewey Beach favorite - Crab Eggs Benedict. 

Get stuffed: Finely crafted food will warm your soul in Rehoboth Beach and during the winter, quieter atmospheres and open reservations will give you the chance to really enjoy a tasty meal. Try local hotspots like Eden, a(MUSE.), Henlopen City Oyster HouseSalt Air and Crooked Hammock Brewery.

Get artsy: Divulge into the beachy art scene that’s often missed by travelers starting with a visit to the Rehoboth Art League. Use it as a starting point on your art expedition or settle in to take a class or two.

Treat your ears: Classical music carries warmth all its own. In Delaware, savvy beachgoers mark their calendars for the winter concerts put on by Coastal Concerts, which stages performances at Bethel United Methodist Church Hall in Lewes.

Treat your body: Here’s a recipe for easing the mid-winter blues. Step 1: Head to the beach and take a brisk walk along the shore to cleanse the body and mind. Step 2: Head to a luxurious Rehoboth Beach salon and/or spa (like Bad Hair Day,  Made Ya Look or The Bellmoor) and head back home feeling better about everything that matters.

Check out a play: How about dinner and a show at the beach? The Clear Space Theatre Company raises the curtains on engaging performances throughout the year.