Grab your camera, because the Delaware beaches are known for their great sunrises over the water, as well as spectacular sunsets over the Inland Bays. Here are a few favorite spots:


Bethany Beach 

Grab a cup of coffee at 3bb and head out to the beach to begin your day with a spectacular view. Or take in the sunrise from the comfort of your cozy room at Bethany Beach Ocean Suites. 

Rehoboth Beach 

Visiting Rehoboth Beach when the boardwalk is calm, and the sky is beautifully painted is a type of relaxation worth waking up for. After your sunrise exploration grab a latte at Rise Up Coffee Roasters. 

Cape Henlopen State Park 

The ocean waves, the Breakwater lighthouse, and the bright colors the morning brings makes Cape Henlopen State Park a bucket-list sunrise destination. 


Delaware Seashore State Park 

The perfect golden hour moment includes something like cold drink chilling on the deck at Big Chill Beach Club while you watch the sunset beyond the Indian River Inlet Bridge. 

Dewey Beach 

Hear the sounds of live music play at The Rusty Rudder while taking in the incredible orange glow of the bay sunset.


A day full of exploring Lewes will be capped off with a breathtaking sunset over the bay.  Local tip: walk along the Lewes Canalfront to capture the colors reflecting on the water.

Fenwick Island State Park 

Lay a blanket down and enjoy a quiet sunset glisten over the bay with your toes in the sand at Fenwick Island State Park.