When it comes to beaches in the United states most people think first of either the famous Spring Break locations like Daytona, Myrtle, and Miami. If not the East Coast then they tend to think of Southern California’s amazing Pacific coastline. If you live in the North East, especially Maryland or Delaware, though, you know that the northern Atlantic coast offers some of the best beaches in the country.
“The First State” is home to some of the best beaches in all of the north ease. Whether you want to stay up in the Delaware Bay, or Head out to the Coast, the summer months and sandy beaches offer fun for everyone in the family. Taking a road trip to these beaches should be a must. Make sure your car is in tip-top shape, pack it, and get it on the road!
This charming old beach town has a surprisingly modern edge. Families can stroll up and down the famous Boardwalk. Savvy shoppers can spend the day scouting the local galleries and outlet centers, and If you like seafood, there are tons of local seafood shops all over the city where you can pick up everything from Sea Urchin to Blue Crabs pulled fresh out of the bay. For the kids, there’s no shortage of family destinations. Funland has been a boardwalk staple since 1962, and its right near the famous Grotto Pizza, Dolle’s Salt Water Taffy, and the Famous Candy Kitchen. If you want fun in the water without the beach sand you can take a stroll over to Jungle Jim’s Water Park or Thunder Lagoon. After a long hot day of sun and fun you can cool off at any one of the famous Ice Cream Spots on the boardwalk, The Ice Cream Store, Kohr Brother’s, or King’s Homemade Ice Cream.
Dewey Beach is best known for its nightlife, it’s perfect for the young and the young at heart. Situated just south of Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach is the perfect place to soak up a few drinks after soaking up the sun all day. The Starboard is renowned for its Bloody Mary bar, The Rusty Rudder has live music and you can always have fun at Taco nigh at Northbeach. For the family during the day you can take Skim Boarding lessons at Alley Oop, or go a little south to the Fenwick Island Lighhouse Museum.
Bethany Beach is the out of the way jewel in the Eye of Delaware beach towns. For years Bethany has embraced its own unique style. Its smaller and more out of the way than some of the other beach resorts like Rehoboth or Ocean City, Maryland. It’s the kind of place that’s perfect for beach house gatherings of the extended family. Bethany offers a wide array of do-as-you-please activities like strolling on the beaches, tax-free shopping on the Boardwalks, or enjoying a gourmet meal at famous restaurants like Bluecoast Seafood Grille, DiFabios Seafood, Bethany Blue’s, or Mango’s
Whatever you’re looking for out of your summer vacation or weekend getaway, Delaware’s Atlantic Coast Beaches can give it to you. Go and see for yourself this summer.