When Delaware’s beach tourist season rolls around, the area booms with happy people. If you’re hoping to bask in the sun and splash in the water, we know just where you should go. Here are 16 of the best beaches in Delaware where you can relax, sit on the sand, and enjoy the peaceful views.

What do you think of our list of the best beaches in Delaware? What is your favorite Delaware beach? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below! And if you know another summertime hotspot, nominate it for a chance to be featured!

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Summer in Delaware

What are the best things to do in Delaware during summer?

Theses are the best things to do during summer in Delaware:

  • Visit Cape Henlopen
  • Go crabbing
  • Go to the state fair
  • Enjoy a ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
  • Kayak at Trap Pond State Park
  • Explore Lum's Pond State Park
  • Watch the horses at Delaware Park
  • Visit the Brandywine Zoo
  • Cruise along Fisherman's Wharf
  • Embrace the history at Fort Delaware


What are the best waterparks in Delaware?

The best waterparks in Delaware are:

  • White Water Mountain Water Park, 18645 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Rd, Felton, DE 19943
  • Thunder Lagoon Water Park, 38965 Island St, Fenwick Island, DE 19944
  • Jungle Jim's, 36944 Country Club Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


What are the best day trips to take in Delaware?

The best day trips in Delaware are:

  • The Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • The Ruins of Fort Miles
  • Three Palms Zoo
  • Arden, Delaware
  • White Clay Creek State Park
  • Mt. Cuba Center
  • Lavender Fields
  • Laurel, Delaware
  • Dogfish Head Brewery

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