The three Delaware counties that make up the 30 miles of Delaware’s beaches are known as some of the most peaceful coastline in the country. Nearly half this sandy stretch is made up of State Parks. Sun seekers can be assured that a day at the beach on one of Delaware State Parks will be one of the most untainted and Edenic they’ve ever experienced. Visit the Delaware State Parks website for more information and maps of the Parks.
Outside of State Parks, a variety of beach ambiances can be easily found. Bethany Beach prides itself on being a family friendly beach but it isn’t far from the boardwalks, rides and nightlife of Rehoboth beaches.
Dewey beach is a favorite among college students and offers interesting opportunities to watch competitors try out for the national skim board competition. Moreover, the southernmost beach community of Fenwick features a picturesque lighthouse and a laid-back beach feel and 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 hot Delaware summers. Vacationers can expect warm waters from May to late October but there are also important guidelines to follow before diving in.
Each community has specific rules that vary slightly. 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.