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Families will love:

  • Pale, gold sand beaches
  • Rich in maritime history
  • Culinary coast

Southern Delaware features five beautiful beach towns, each unique into itself. Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and ... more
Southern Delaware features five beautiful beach towns, each unique into itself. Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island are filled with wide, sandy beaches, state parks, amusement rides, live entertainment, unique and exciting maritime history and fabulous local cuisine and seafood.

The Delaware beaches may be smaller in comparison to the Jersey Shore but families have been returning to these beaches along the Atlantic Ocean year after year. There is the rich maritime history and downtown charm of Lewes, Delaware where families can also spend time at the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park. The large Rehoboth Beach boardwalk is filled with traditional boardwalk fare and amusement rides. Kids will love the sandy beaches of Dewey and Bethany and tiny Fenwick Island is a hidden treasure filled with tales of shipwrecks.

This culinary coast prides itself on its cuisine too. Local seafood is big here but there is something available for all tastes. There are the traditional salt water taffy, fudge, ice cream, fries and pizza spots that must be visited each summer vacation. But then there are the gourmet seafood dishes, Mexican tapas and creperie cafes too.

Countless vacation rental opportunities are available throughout the Delaware beaches along with numerous hotels and inns. So whether you're a family of three or taking an extending family, multigenerational vacation, there are accommodations that suit all needs. Any of the Delaware beaches make for an outstanding family vacation destination and first time visitors are surely soon to become repeat travelers.

Written by Courtney Elko less

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