Delaware June 13, 2017
The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Delaware Like Never Before
Every year, thousands flock to our world-famous beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey and Fenwick Island are some of the most beautiful beaches in the world – it’s no wonder they are so loved! However, the crowds can be tough for someone just looking to relax on the sand. Luckily, the entire Delaware bay shore is dotted with hidden Delaware beaches that will let you relax and enjoy some peace and quiet – while also getting up close and personal with the incredible ecology of the Delaware Bay. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!
This summer, travel the Delaware Bay Coast to explore these quiet, hidden beaches.
This road trip is a great way to see the best of Delaware's hidden beaches in a day or two, so that you can pick and choose your favorites for day trips all summer long.
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to follow on your journey down the coast.
1. Woodland Beach
Woodland Beach is a great place to catch a beautiful sunrise, right from the fishing pier. Of course, the fact that you can eailsy cast a line from the pier and relax out here is a big draw, too. If you're looking for a nice, calm place to dip your toes in the water and catch a pretty scene, Woodland Beach will fit your needs.
2. Pickering Beach
Pickering is next up! See how many horseshoe crabs you can find here! Remember to flip them over if you see them on their backs. Pickering is a great place to find seaglass, too.
3. Kitts Hummock
Kitts Hummock is a great little beach on the bay that is home to tons of wildlife. Give birdwatching a try here - you'll find a lot of sandpipers and other shore birds hanging out on the sand.
4. Bowers Beach
When you head down to Bowers, stop in town for a great meal at JP's Wharf before you stroll the sand. This quiet little fishing town hasn't changed much in decades - it's almost like a step back in time.
5. Big Stone Beach
This quiet little beach town is hardly known even by bay shore natives. It's definitely off of the beaten path, but you'll be rewarded with a quiet spot to relax for as long as you'd like. See if you can find sea glass here! This is a popular spot for crafters to search year round.
6. Slaughter Beach
Don't let the name fool you, Slaughter Beach is a great hidden Delaware beach! The incredible horseshoe crab population here is a sight to be seen. Plus, you might catch a glimpse of the endangered Red Knot as it feeds on the horseshoe crab eggs. This quiet beach is a favorite of many Delawareans - go check it out!
7. Fowler Beach
Fowler Beach is quiet and clean, and a great place to relax after some time on the road. You'll enjoy the sound of silence - except for the chirping of some birds and the sound of waves hitting the sand.
8. Prime Hook Beach
My favorite hidden Delaware beach is actually right in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge! Not only will you see foxes and rare birds, but you'll be rewarded with a quiet spot to lay in the sun with hardly a soul around.
9. Broadkill Beach
Broadkill Beach is a great find, because it's close to the busy Atlantic Ocean beaches. You'll never be too far from the great dining and entertainment in Rehoboth Beach, but you'll also skip the sunbathing crowds.
10. Beach Plum Island
Follow Bayshore Drive from Broadkill down to find this hidden Delaware beach that will make you feel like you've been stranded on an island. Shipwrecks remain here, as well as other big debris that washed up on shore. This is an amazing place to drop a kayak or picnic on the sand - and of course, at the end of your hidden Delaware Beaches road trip, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking sunset.
I can’t wait to explore the beaches this summer. If you enjoy the nature that these quieter beaches show you, you should make it a point to also explore
The Hidden Park That Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Discovered Delaware’s Best Kept Secret.