Things to do in Delaware Beach | Best Vacation Ideas

Delaware’s Beaches are a popular spot in the Northeast for getting away and recharging. Whether you’re diving into a beach read, teeing off or visiting Assateague’s wild ponies, you’re in for a treat. To take the stress out of vacation planning, use this ready-to-go guide to Delaware Beach put together by locals who know the destination best. You’ll strike the perfect balance between downtime and “go” time too. Here’s a preview of the best things to do in Delaware Beach:

Things to do in Delaware Beach

8:00am: Fuel up for the day with a fresh breakfast in your vacation rental’s kitchen. Yogurt parfaits are an easy treat – layer Greek yogurt and the fruit you picked up at the local Farmers Market.

9:30am: Spend the morning getting up-close with the environmental treasures of the Delaware Coast at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Road, about five miles from Bethany Beach. Guided tours, demonstrations, exhibits, observation towers and trails are all available.

11:00am: Take in the best views during lunch! Overlook the Boardwalk and the beach from the deck at Mango’s in Bethany Beach. Insider Tip: Order the Coco-Loco-Nut Shrimp.

1:30pm: Go fish! No, really! Fishing trips on the Bay are available from the Indian River Marina and a variety of “ports” in Ocean City. Trips range from a couple hours to full-day. If you’re adventurous, deep sea charters are also available.

6:00pm: Have a hankering for barbeque? Look no further than Bethany Blues on Pennsylvania Avenue. Try their award-winning brisket, or their ribs, or their wings, or their … You get the point.

7:00pm: Head over to Dickens Parlour Theatre for a magic show, or take in some live music at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. Check the town’s website for the entertainment schedule.

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