Winter Fun at the Delaware Beaches

In Delaware, there’s just something special about enjoying the beaches during the winter. With a slower-pace and a wintery feel, the beaches almost seem entirely different, but in the best way. Use some of these ideas to keep warm while enjoying a cool winter getaway at the beaches.

Taste Winter flavors : The Delaware beaches are a go-to spot for making spirits bright this winter. Between brunch-time liberations with Nectar and cocktails and martinis from Bethany Blues, you can browse more crafty drinks using the Delaware on Tap app.

Mile-7.5 Northern Delaware Greenway Trail

Explore the Outdoors : Experience the colors of a winter sunset at Fenwick Island State Park. You can discover more of the nature of the beaches during a brisk walk on the Junction Breakwater Trail or at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Learn Something New : Lewes is known as the “First Town in the First State.” At Fort Miles, you can experience the history that Lewes has to offer by viewing WW2 monuments. Or, visit a museum, such as the Lewes Maritime Museum or the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum.

Have Fun with the Kids : Rather than being trapped inside, move around with Shell We Bounce Trampoline Park and Family Entertainment Center or Left’s Alley & Eats for food, bowling and virtual axe-throwing!

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Dabble in the Arts : Divulge in the beachy art scene with Rehoboth Art League or Out of the Box DIY. Or, take a stroll through downtown Rehoboth and downtown Lewes to find interesting art galleries. 

Shop Local : Boutiques and unique shops line the streets of downtown Rehoboth, downtown Lewes and Bethany Beach. To finish up any holiday shopping and enjoy Delaware’s tax-free shopping experience, visit Christmas Spirit, Aquamarine Boutique, Bethany Beach Books and more!

Treat Yourself : Cure any winter blues and treat yourself with a trip to a luxurious salon and spa. In Rehoboth Beach, visit Bad Hair Day? or The Bellmoor Inn & Spa. Afterwards, curl up by the fire in the Bellmoor Inn’s library.

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Savor Seasons for the Season : Warm up this winter with something savory like a crab cake from Woody's Dewey Beach, tacos at Taco Reho or a lobster roll from Matt’s Fish Camp. To learn about more dining options near the beaches, check out Southern Delaware’s new Culinary Coast website.

Enjoy a Performance : From live music and magic at Dickens Parlour Theatre to the musicals and plays of Clear Space Theatre, you are sure to enjoy a live performance in the theater that will spark your imagination.

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Stray at the Perfect Place : Stay at Dogfish Inn in Lewes and relax by the firepit or rent a cottage beach house for the whole family. If you want to be near the winter waves, book a stay at the Boardwalk Plaza in Rehoboth and cozy up by the fireplace after a chilly walk on the boardwalk.