Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions
BETHANY BEACH, DELAWARE:
Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island together form what is known as "The Quiet Resorts" of Delaware. Bethany Beach features a small-town atmosphere which is attractive to families with school-age children. This is because families can stay in the relative peace and quiet of Bethany Beach but still make quick trips to Ocean City, Maryland and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to let the kids expend their excess energy at the boardwalk arcades and rides in those towns.
Located between the Atlantic Ocean and numerous bays. Bethany is part of a seven-mile stretch of sandy, Atlantic ocean beaches in the southeastern Delaware. The water is warm enough to swim in from approximately Memorial Day through mid October or so.
Bethany Beach's 1/2-mile long boardwalk features a wide variety of shops, restaurants, basketball and volleyball, video arcades, walking and so much more - something for everyone. Bethany Beach features regular concerts and performances on the boardwalk bandstand in the center of town, the annual Fourth of July Parade, the annual Boardwalk Arts Festival, and Surf fishing tournaments.
Bethany Beach is virtually surrounded by water, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Indian River Bay and Assawoman Bay to the west, and the Indian River Inlet to the north. Bethany's guarded beaches provide swimming, sun bathing and beach combing during the day.
In the evening, you can go surf fishing and kite flying on the beach, watch performances on the bandstand, shop in the downtown stores, and take a leisurely stroll on the quarter-mile boardwalk. Fishing, crabbing, clamming, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing are the main activities in the nearby bays. Other activities in Bethany Beach include water sports of all kinds including beach activities, fishing and boating.
Rehoboth Beach features hundreds of factory outlet stores with Tax Free Delaware shopping and tax free restaurants to suit everyone's taste. The boardwalk and city streets are extensive and fun for all. Rehoboth Beach is Delaware's largest coastal town.
Rehoboth has become most well-known in recent years as a shopping mecca with hundreds of factory outlet stores lining both sides of Route 1 approaching the city's main entrance.
Rehoboth has a little bit of everything, from swimming and sun bathing on the beach during the day to carnival rides, boardwalk strolls and an active nightlife.
INDIAN RIVER OUTLET
With head boats and charter boats, The Indian River Outlet offers some of the best in-shore and deep-sea fishing in the Mid-Atlantic region. The rock piles at the Inlet are also popular fishing grounds.
Lewes Delaware is the first town in the first state (Delaware). The City of Lewes has its ocean and bay beaches and some of the best sport-fishing on the East Coast. One of Delaware's most historic towns, great pains have been taken to preserve that history through the renovations and resurrections of the town's most historic properties, some dating back to the 1600's.
Founded in 1631 by the Dutch, Lewes attracts thousands of visitors every year to its quaint downtown shopping district with charming shops, pubs and restaurants, and the historic buildings on the town's historic walking tour, including the Zwaanendael Museum. Features deep-sea charters for big game fish in the Atlantic Ocean and fishing for trout, stripers, flounder and other local fish in the Delaware Bay, either by boat or on the pier at Cape Henlopen State Park.
CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK
Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Umbrellas can be rented during the summer.
The northern swimming area also features a modern bath house with showers, changing rooms, and a food concession. The park's open spaces feature many other activities. An 18-hole disc golf course encourages friendly competition, and basketball courts promote more active exercise. Winter hunting is permitted in some areas of the park; a hunting permit is required, and information can be obtained from the Park Office.
The park also conducts a variety of entertaining recreational programs, including natural history lectures, outdoor concerts, seaside seining, and bird watching, to name but a few.
The park also offers ocean swimming and camping, A protected nature preserve that offers hiking and cycling trails.
MORE PLACES TO SEE
- Ocean City, Maryland
- 140 TAX-FREE Factory Outlet Stores in Rehoboth Beach,
- Salisbury Zoological Park,
- Cape May-Lewes Ferry,
- Assateague National Seashore,
- Dover Downs Slot Machine Gambling,
- Discover Sea Museum,
- Amusement Parks in Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Maryland MD and much much more