Delaware City view of the Delaware river in winter

Delaware: The Diamond State

Delaware is a small state in landmass and population but its’ location between multiple large cities has given rise to some diverse and fascinating beach towns.  As of 2016, Delaware has a population of less than a million people.  With approximately 15 million people living and working in within three hours in the surrounding metro areas of Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia the pool of people who visit this small state bring a wonderful mix of visitors to these beach towns.

Each beach town in Delaware has its’ own flavor so depending on what you like, you can choose what town you are looking for.  The beach towns that are large enough to hold some independent hotels begin in Lewes at the mouth of the Delaware bay and the Atlantic Ocean and proceed south to Fenwick Island at the border of Maryland.

The beach towns in these areas and surrounding locations contain some fantastic restaurants and a rapidly expanding craft brewing industry anchored by the very well known Dogfish head Brewery.  Visitor’s are beginning to visit the area to tour the local craft breweries much like they tour vineyards in Napa Valley.  If craft breweries are on your list we suggest checking out Delaware Hop Scene to see who’s brewing in Delaware.

At one time these beach towns were open from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and then shut down for the winter.  The local chambers of commerce have worked hard to create multiple events during the fall, winter, and spring to provide visitors with entertainment throughout the year.  To keep up with the events the local chambers are putting together you can check out the event pages of Lewes, Rehoboth-Dewey, and Bethany-Fenwick chambers  Regardless of whether you and your family are looking for dining, nightlife, beaches, or festivals there is probably a beach town in Delaware that has something for you.

Delaware Beach Towns

Lewes | Rehoboth Beach | Dewey Beach | Bethany Beach | Fenwick Island