Delaware is known to have some of the most peaceful coastline in the country. Nearly half of the 30-mile sandy stretch consists of state parks. Sun seekers can be assured that a day on the beach at one of Delaware State Parks will be one of the most idyllic they’ve experienced. Visit the Delaware State Parks website for more information and maps of the parks.
Outside of state parks, a variety of beach experiences can be found. Bethany Beach prides itself on being family friendly, but it isn’t far from the boardwalks, rides and nightlife of Rehoboth Beach. Dewey Beach is a favorite among college students. It offers opportunities to watch competitors try out for the national skim board competition. The southernmost beach community of Fenwick features a picturesque lighthouse and a laid-back beach feel. It is close to Fenwick Island State Park whose beaches are generally serene and uncrowded.
Stay Safe on Changing Shores
The shores of the Atlantic are a wonderful place to frolic and cool off during Delaware summers. Vacationers can expect warm waters from May to late October. There are important guidelines to follow before diving in, and each community has specific rules. Additional information can be found at:
Lifeguards patrol all the Delaware public beaches and are ready to offer assistance and answer questions about conditions or wildlife. To help them do their job, Delaware officials ask that swimmers stay in front of lifeguard stands and in between the red flags.