It’s no secret that Delaware is home to award-winning beaches and as we are about half way through the summer season filled with beautiful views and warm sand, we asked our social media followers for suggestions on unique ideas for spending time at the beach in Delaware beyond the sea and sand. Here is some of the feedback plus, tips from our office:

Sand and Shells

Liz Geyer Savery suggested “Visit the Roosevelt Inlet for an early breakfast on the beach and shelling!” – Located at the end of Pilottown Rd. in Lewes, Delaware near the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies campus. There is a nice boat ramp at this location as well. (Near 901 Pilottown Road).

Indian River Life saving Station

Michelle Parisi said, “I always enjoy the Life-Saving Station at Indian River.” – Located at Delaware Seashore State Park, they offer tours of this historic site and cottages nearby for overnight stays.

Cape Water Taxi

“Must do activity – the Cape Water Taxi,” suggested by Tracey Fleming. – Visitors can board at Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes or Rehoboth Bay Marina in Dewey.

Additional suggestions:
Fisherman’s Wharf Fishing & Cruising in Lewes – Charter boats, sightseeing trips and much more.

Funland (6 Delaware Ave., Rehoboth Beach): No words are necessary for anyone who's been to this 50-year-old bastion of fun and childhood memories. The Haunted Mansion. The Paratroopers. The games. The kiddie boat ride. 'Nuff said.

Catch a flick: If you want to catch a new film, Movies at Midway (29 Midway Shopping Center, off Del. 1), is the go-to theater. The home of the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival boasts 14 screens and stadium-style reclining seats. Or, you can return to the beach after everything has died down for free Monday Night Movies in Dewey. The films are shown on the beach at Dagsworthy Street.

Miniature GolfMiniature golf: Most people build a night of putt-putting their way through windmills, alligator teeth and water hazards into their vacations. In Rehoboth, Ryan's Mini Golf, on the roof at Ryan's Surf Side Arcade in Rehoboth, is a must-play; as is Jungle Jim's (36944 Country Club Road; Rehoboth), which has two great courses. There's also Shell We Golf (4405 Coastal Highway) in Lewes, which offers a tropical setting; Viking Golf (3890 Virginia Ave.) in Fenwick Island; or take on the swashbucklers at Captain Jack's Pirate Golf (21 N. Pennsylvania Ave.) in Bethany.

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