As part of a Delaware retirement, Delaware coastal communities offer a diverse range of amenities, from birdwatching to sailing to many museums and cultural events, including:
There are more than 100 Antique stores throughout Southern Delaware, including multi-dealer co-ops, and shops dotted throughout the countryside, and Bargain Bill's Flea Market
in Laurel, which draws thousands on weekends. Whatever you are looking for, you can find here TAX FREE.
The Rehoboth Art League is located at 12 Dodds Lane. It hosts year round exhibitions, lecture series, concerts and workshops for adults and children in many diverse fields.
Summer concerts and other musical events are held during the season at the brand-new Bandstand on Rehoboth Ave located at the boardwalk overlooking the ocean.
Noteworthy birdwatching sites include: Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in Frankford, Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park-Gordon's Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, and Trap Pond State Park in Laurel.
Public Boat launches/ramps in Sussex County can be found at Delaware Seashore State Park, Fenwick Island State Park, Assawoman Wildlife Area, Massey’s Landing, and many more.
Boating and Sailing
The Rehoboth and Delaware Bays offer excellent conditions for boating, kayaking, sailing, finishing, jet skiing and water skiing. Boating and water skiing information can be obtained from any of our marinas. Sailboat, jet ski, and kayak rentals are available in many areas throughout coastal Delware.
CHEER, is an independent, private non-profit agency that services the needs of senior citizens by providing services that promote and maintain the highest quality of life and independence. It is a way to meet the continuing needs of mature adults 50 and over, so that they can stay healthy, active and involved in the community. These services include Nutrition, Home Services, Transportation, Community Resources, and Community Centers offering activities like bridge clubs, seminars, and organized trips.
- Harbour Lights CHEER Sr Center
(302) 645-9239, 34211 Woodsedge Dr, Lewes, DE
- CHEER Centers Sussex County
(302) 945-3551, 26089 Long Neck Rd, Millsboro, DE
- CHEER Centers Sussex County Senior Services
(302) 684-4819, Community Action Agency Bldg, Milton, DE
- Roxana CHEER Center
(302) 732-3662, Road 382, Dagsboro, DE
- CHEER Community Center
(302) 644-8325, 34211 Woodsedge Dr, Lewes, DE
Clamming and Crabbing
Clamming and Crabbing is a fun pastime for the entire family. Clams and crabs can be found at various locations around Rehoboth Bay and Love Creek. Check with the local bait and tackle stores for the right bait and equipment.
We have many wonderful restaurants in the area, including the popular Big Fish and Summerhouse, as well as numerous Chain restaurants like TGI Fridays.
All during late July through early October. Dolphins can be spotted just off-shore all along the coast.
Crossing the scenic Delaware Bay from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ takes about one hour and fifteen minutes one way.
Delaware has some of the best surf and deep sea fishing along the East Coast. Outstanding fishing is also possible in the Indian River Inlet area, Rehoboth Bay and Delaware Bay.
Available facilities include the YMCA on Church St, at Gold's Gym in Rehoboth Beach Plaza, The Firm, and the Body Shop Fitness Center on the Boardwalk, allows you to get fit while enjoying a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean.
We boast 12 public golf courses and a number of private courses here in Southern Delaware. Par-3 golf is available at Midway Par 3 Golf Course and Driving Range. Old Landing Golf Course offers standard full-course golf facilities. Bethany Bay Golf Club offers a mid-length course. Baywood Greens is located on Route 24 with full championship amenities. The Heritage Inn & Golf Club is located at Postal Lane and Highway One. Bear Trap Dunes is located 2 miles west of Bethany Beach, The Rookery is located in Milton, DE.
Lewes Historical Society
Complex is located at Shipcarpenter St. and West Third. Restored buildings and country store. Marine Museum next to Post Office. Walking tour of historic homes.
Marina Facilities can be found at the Fisherman's Wharf, 302-645-8862, Rehoboth Bay Marina, 302-226-2012, Indian River Marina at Delaware Seashore State Park, and many others.
Hospital and Medical Centers
The area offers many excellent health care facilities like, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Medical Center, Christiana Care Health System, Nanticoke Health Services, and St. Francis Hospital.
Our area offers many miniature golf courses for all ages to enjoy.
- Anna Hazzard Museum
Located at 17 Christian Street in Rehoboth Beach, this museum is a Camp Meeting Era "Tent" structure, housing artifacts and memorabilia.
- Nanticoke Indian Museum
This museum is situated at the Route 24 and 5, Oak Orchard Intersection, in Millsboro. You can view a Native American library and artifacts. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.; closed Sunday and Monday.
- Overfalls Maritime Museum
Located in historic Lewes on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal just north of the Savannah Road Bridge. Guided tours available Friday-Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
- Zwaanendael Museum
The museum in Lewes is a replica of the Hoorn City Hall in the Netherlands, which was dedicated in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first settlement in what is now Delaware. It contains seafaring artifacts, and sunken treasure from the DeBraak. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Sunday 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., closed Monday and holidays. Admission is free.
- Nassau Vineyards
Orchards, Winery, and Picnic Tables - Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Sunday Noon - 5:00 P.M., Closed on Monday. Bring you picnic lunch and enjoy fine wine and a beautiful setting. Located at 36 Nassau Commons - Lewes.
Southern Delaware is home to numerous State Parks including Grove Park, Cape Henlopen State Park , Delaware Seashore State Park to name a few. Lifetime passes are now available to Delaware residents over the age of 65.
Our area has an array of both small town unique specialty shopping in downtown Rehoboth, Lewes and Milton. Factory outlets are located all along Route 1 between Lewes and Rehoboth. And remember, all purchases in Delaware are TAX FREE.
Ocean swimming is allowed all along the 30 miles of Delaware beaches. Beaches are patrolled seasonally for your protection in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, Bethany Beach and portions of Delaware State Park.
You will find tennis courts at the Rehoboth Elementary School, at Rehoboth City Courts, at Cape Henlopen High School and Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, to name a few.
Rehoboth Mall Cinema, 4493 Highway One; The Movies at Midway, 29 Midway Shopping Center, Route One, , Milton Theatre, 108/110 Union Street, Milton, DE.
Transportation is available through: Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Cape May-Lewes Ferry Trolley, Jolly Trolley of Rehoboth , Park & Ride and Resort Transit Bus Service , and a new "beach connection" bus route between Wilmington, DE and Rehoboth Beach is available on weekends and holidays.
The Junction and Breakwater Trail is the new biking and walking trail at Cape Henlopen State Park. It is a 3.6 mile crushed stone trail 8-12 feet wide.
For people with disabilities City Hall offers the use of "beach wheels," wheel chairs which are designed specifically for beach use. For more information contact City Hall. Standard wheel Chair rentals available at the Rehoboth Pharmacy, and Grand Rental Station.
For a discussion on the retirement property options in Delaware and on the coastal beach real estate market, contact Barbara Morales today, your Delaware beach real estate agents.