Delaware May 28, 2020
Live Your Best Beach Life With These Timeless Delaware Gems Along The Shore
Summertime is the best time to be in Delaware! Check out a few of the must-visit places along the coast and plan a trip to your favorite Delaware beach landmarks this year.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Papa Grande's, Fenwick Island
Is there anything more refreshing than a seaside margarita? Head to Papa Grande's this summer for some of the best tacos and drinks in Delaware, just steps away from the water.
2. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Bombay Hook is one of the world's most important sites for migratory birds. Even if you can't tell a heron from a seagull, you'll be mesmerized on a trip to birdwatch here.
3. Thrasher's fries - with vinegar.
These fries are a staple of any day on the boardwalk, regardless of what Delaware beach town you're in. Just don't ask for ketchup!
4. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Prime Hook is another vitally important spot for migratory birds, and it's also a paradise for kayakers. Take an auto tour, walk the refuge, or drop in and paddle through to see it.
5. Dolles Salt Water Taffy, Rehoboth Beach
Dolles Salt Water Taffy and Ibach's By The Sea candy shop have been part of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk scene for generations. What's your favorite flavor?
6. Delaware Seashore State Park
For a quieter beach getaway, head to Delaware Seashore State Park. You're sure to find a stretch of sand far from anyone else - particularly if you visit during the week.
7. Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
The tiny town of Bowers Beach is home to one of the best museums in Delaware, and it tells the tale of mariners up and down the Delaware coast. Learn about pirates, lifeguards, shipwrecks and more.
8. Gus & Gus on the Rehoboth Boardwalk
Gus & Gus has been serving fresh fried chicken, hamburgers, and hot dogs for years, and this timeless Delaware beach landmark is a favorite lunch spot of anyone in the Nation's Summer Capital.
9. Slaughter Beach's Horseshoe Crab Migration
When Horseshoe Crabs swarm Slaughter Beach, it's truly a sight to see! This odd Delaware phenomenon is worth the drive to discover this little tucked away bayside beach.
10. Sambo's Tavern, Leipsic
You don't have to drive all the way down to Sussex County for a taste of the beach! Sambo's Tavern is a waterfront landmark that serves up the best crabs in the state to a lively pub crowd.
11. Bethany Beach Nature Center
Spend your day at the beautiful Bethany Beach Nature Center, where you'll learn all about the ecosystem along the Delaware coast. Learn about marshes, tidepools, and the history of the area!
12. JP's Wharf, Frederica
Sit by the bay and watch the oyster boats roll in while you enjoy a fresh-catch meal at JP's Wharf. Don't forget to save room for their famous Strawberry Pie!
What’s your favorite Delaware beach landmark? Let us know
here! Address: 38929 Madison Ave, Selbyville, DE 19975, USA Address: 2501-2599 Refuge Entrance Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977, USA Address: 1 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA Address: 11978 Turkle Pond Rd, Milton, DE 19968, USA Address: 39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA Address: 15 S Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, USA Address: 3357 Main St, Frederica, DE 19946, USA Address: Slaughter Beach, DE 19963, USA Address: 807 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, USA Address: 283 Front St, Leipsic, DE 19901, USA Address: 201 Hubbard Ave, Frederica, DE 19946, USA