Southern Delaware is a rare mix of rural and resort communities brimming with history, charm and personality. Just a short two hour drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia or just 70 minutes across the Delaware Bay via ferry from New Jersey. You can take a stroll along quiet beaches, dine in renowned restaurants, fish, kayak, golf and enjoy the benefits of shopping tax-free in boutiques, antique shops and premiere outlet centers.
Brief Highlights of Sussex County’s Coastal Towns:
Lewes: Calm bay beaches or fun ocean waves, a rich nautical past, historic churches and homes dating back to the 1600’s, lighthouses, quaint main street with boutiques, craft shops and many great places to dine.
Rehoboth Beach: This town calls itself “The Nation’s Summer Capital” because of the number Mid-Atlantic tourists that vacation here. Rehoboth Beach offers tax free upscale shopping, gourmet restaurants and a mile-long boardwalk loaded with fun family activities.
Dewey Beach: Heading just south, Dewey Beach offers windsurfing, kayaking and jet skiing on the bay to skim boarding along the ocean’s edge, water sports rule here; also known as a night life hot spot as well as eclectic, casual restaurants and pubs.
Bethany Beach: One of the “Quiet Resorts” this town is a perfect retreat for people who want a quieter, more natural beach experience. The town is in the center of the region’s ecotourism attractions with it’s proximity to Delaware Seashore State Park and is perfect for those who want to bike, bird watch, paddle or hike.
Georgetown: Located at the heart of Sussex County. Georgetown is the county seat where individuals and businesses from across southern Delaware meet for work and play. Many enjoy calling Georgetown home because of the central location and beautiful rural scenery.
Milton: This town calls itself “Delaware’s Smallest Wonder” and is a classic example of life in a small historic town. There is an extensive Victorian home district, shops and dining in relatively rural area.
Millsboro: A small rural town that is essentially surrounded by water with Millsboro Pond, Ingrams Pond, Betts Pond and the Indian River. This charming town was established in 1792 and eventually incorporated in 1893.