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Lewes Beach

Sandwiched between Delaware Bay and the town of Lewes is mile after mile of white sand that attracts beachcombers and sunbathers.

Lewes Beach is on Delaware Bay with its calm waters, but the Atlantic Ocean is only a few miles farther south. The location is ideal for families to enjoy the salt water and sea breezes, while being protected from larger waves. Wade or swim a considerable distance from shore and still be able to stand up.

On the beach there are rental outlets for beach chairs and umbrellas so that you can relax and watch seabirds, as well as the Cape May-Lewes ferries as they ply between Delaware and New Jersey. Enjoy a snack from food businesses located nearby. All amenities are within walking distance as the town is directly behind the beach.

As it’s a public beach there isn’t an entrance fee. Bring a lunch if you want or buy food and drinks at businesses just off the beach area. Arrive early to beat the crowds, as the fine sand beach is popular among residents and visitors. However, even if you’re a bit late, you’ll probably find an empty spot if you walk farther along the beach, which stretches for miles. Stay for an amazing sunset as day turns into night. 

Just beyond the southern end of Lewes Beach, near the ferry terminal, is Cape Henlopen State Park with its own beaches and attractions. Travel 10 miles (16 kilometers) farther south to Rehoboth Beach, which has a more commercial atmosphere. Walk the lively boardwalk or head to the water park for some family fun. Beyond this location is Fenwick Island State Park, 25 miles (41 kilometers) from Lewes Beach, which has one of the only designated surfing areas in Delaware.

Enjoy the maritime aspect of this unspoiled area with time spent at Lewes Beach. Lifeguards are frequently on duty. Walk or bike to the beach that is located at one end of town and is easily accessible, or use the hourly parking. Be aware that parking is carefully monitored for time violations.


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110 Anglers Rd., Suite 107, Lewes, DE
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 10 minutes.

    7 Massachusetts - Large bay block home just steps to the Beach!
    7 Massachusetts - Large bay block home just steps to the Beach!

    7 Massachusetts - Large bay block home just steps to the Beach!

    7 Massachusetts Avenue, Lewes, DE
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Lewes, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 15 minutes.

      9 Rehoboth - Airy Beach House 2 blocks to Lewes Beach - Walk to downtown Lewes too!
      9 Rehoboth - Airy Beach House 2 blocks to Lewes Beach - Walk to downtown Lewes too!

      9 Rehoboth - Airy Beach House 2 blocks to Lewes Beach - Walk to downtown Lewes too!

      9 Rehoboth Avenue (7), Lewes, DE
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Lewes, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 15 minutes.

        On the Beach - Lux Multi-family House - Get the Best Weeks of 2020 Now!
        On the Beach - Lux Multi-family House - Get the Best Weeks of 2020 Now!

        On the Beach - Lux Multi-family House - Get the Best Weeks of 2020 Now!

        4 Debraak Preserve, Lewes, DE
           
          0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Lewes holiday home is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Mary Vessels Park are also within 15 minutes.

          Spacious Lewes Beach Front Luxury Home
          Spacious Lewes Beach Front Luxury Home

          Spacious Lewes Beach Front Luxury Home

          3 Debraak Preserve, Lewes, DE
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated on the waterfront, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 15 minutes.

            Lewes Beach, Delaware!
            Lewes Beach, Delaware!

            Lewes Beach, Delaware!

            408 E Market St, Lewes, DE
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in the heart of Lewes, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 15 minutes.

              Tropical Oasis! Spacious Home at Lewes Beach - 4br/2ba - 1.5 Blocks TO Beach
              Tropical Oasis! Spacious Home at Lewes Beach - 4br/2ba - 1.5 Blocks TO Beach

              Tropical Oasis! Spacious Home at Lewes Beach - 4br/2ba - 1.5 Blocks TO Beach

              302 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, DE
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Lewes, this historic holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 15 minutes.

                Canal Front Property With Rooftop Deck and Bay Views
                Canal Front Property With Rooftop Deck and Bay Views

                Canal Front Property With Rooftop Deck and Bay Views

                218 Grey Plover Court, Lewes, DE
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Lewes, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of 1812 Memorial Park and Lewes Beach. Cannonball Museum and Zwaanendael Museum are also within 10 minutes.