Top Beach Destinations

You’ve arrived at the beach, and a week of sun and sand stretches before you. What do you do? Well, it depends – on who you’re with and what adventures you crave. With tax-free shopping, dining and an endless supply of to-dos, Delaware's beaches offer something new to cross off your list each time you visit. Here are some ideas for the perfect beach vacation based on each beach resort’s most beloved qualities.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk: The Bethany Beach boardwalk offers a quiet charm with dining, unique boutiques and entertainment, all within walking distance. 

Beach Dining: Offering both fine dining and restaurants for the whole family, Delaware’s coastal culinary scene has it all. Enjoy cocktails and ocean front views at places like Obie's by the Sea or Mangos, or see what all the buzz is about at places like Woodys Dewey Beach or Agave Mexican Restaurant

Bottle & Cork: Jam out year-round at one of Dewey Beach’s live music spots like the “Greatest Rock and Roll Bar in the World,” the Bottle & Cork.

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Big Chill Beach Club: This is the place that is known for incredible sunsets, happy hour hangouts and a menu with all the flavors of the season.

Cape Henlopen State Park: Walk miles of wooded and dune bound trails, or just relax with your feet in the sand. Cape Henlopen State Park is also home to breathtaking views and scenic surf fishing.

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Cape Water Tours & Taxi: Sail along ocean waves during golden hour with Cape Water Tours & Taxi. A perfect experience to sit back and relax, admire lighthouse views and maybe see a dolphin or two.

Delaware on Tap: Unwind with a cold drink in hand at one of Delaware’s many craft beer, wine and spirit destinations at the beach. 

Jungle Jim's River Safari Park: Make a splash, or cruise down the lazy river at this fun-filled water park. The giant slides make for a kid-approved day, and the adults can find a day of relaxation on the lounge chairs.

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Junction Breakwater Trail: Hike, bike or walk the scenic views along the trail as it stretches from Rehoboth Beach to Lewes.

Lefty’s Alley and Eats: Rain or shine, keep the whole family entertained with bowling, laser tag and an arcade full of games.

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Tanger Outlets: With tax-free shopping, name-brand shops, deals galore and a shuttle to the beach, every great beach vacation should include a tax-free shopping trip.

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk: Stroll down Rehoboth Avenue and the boardwalk for tax-free shopping, dining and never-ending entertainment at Funland. Be sure to stop at iconic spots like Thrashers French Fries, Grotto Pizza and Kohr Bros Frozen Custard.

Zwaanendael Museum: Dating back to 1631, this historic landmark is a must-see while in Lewes.