Daytrip from Darley Green to Delaware’s Best Beaches

Houses for sale in Delaware: be near the beach

Summer is quickly fading, but there is still plenty of time for a beach getaway in Delaware. The state of Delaware is not as synonymous with sand and surf as states like Florida or California, but there are many gems along our coastline that have earned praise in national publications. Taking advantage of a quick day trip to a relaxed seaside paradise is just one of the many perks of living at Darley Green’s master planned community. These spacious, affordable condos and houses for sale in Delaware are situated only 10 minutes from downtown Wilmington, DE.

Best beaches in Delaware

Generations of families have been attracted to the small town charm of the Delaware coastline—and with tax-free shopping, dining and entertainment, what’s not to love?

  • Bethany Beach– In 2013, Family Vacation Critic named Bethany Beach one of the “Top 10 Best Beaches for Families.” Travel & Leisure Magazine has dubbed it one of the “Best Secret Beaches.” Outstanding dining opportunities await, with fresh-caught seafood at Bluecoast Seafood Grill, oceanfront lunches at Mango’s and Italian at DiFibeo’s. The local Fenwick Wine Cellars is a stop on the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail you won’t want to miss. Kayaking, windsurfing, fishing and dolphin-watching are available at this award-winning beach.
  • Dewey Beach– The Natural Resources Defense Council listed Dewey Beach as one of the “Nation’s Cleanest Beaches.” Here you can enjoy live music, entertainment and open-air bar environments at the Starboard, North Beach, Ruddertowne, or Bottle and Cork. Beach sports like surfing, paddleboarding, sailing, para-sailing and kayaking are popular here. There are a number of family-friendly events running throughout the summer, such as Monday night movies and Wednesday night bonfires (and s’mores) on the beach. You won’t want to miss the “mile of style” at the Tanger Outlet Center. Jolly Trolley shuttles are offered down to Rehoboth Beach from this location as well.
  • Rehoboth Beach– Like Dewey Beach, the Natural Resources Defense Council recognized Rehoboth Beach as one of “The Nation’s Cleanest Beaches.” The iconic boardwalk is a kids’ delight, with amusement rides, water slides, bumper boats, arcade games and mini-golf, as well as tasty treats like Grotto Pizza, Thrashers Fries and Snyders Candy. For adults, Rehoboth is packed with nightlife, fine dining, spas and shopping. Whether you want to bathe in the sun, watch area dolphins frolic, or build a sandcastle, this pristine family-friendly beach is the place to do it.
  • Lewes Beach– Lewes is the first town in the First State. With a picturesque lighthouse, fishing marina, Second Street dining, ferry rides and Cape Henlopen State Park campgrounds, the area boasts a quiet charm for people who truly love the outdoors.

Upcoming beach events

The historic Lewes Farmers’ Marketruns from May 11th through September 28th. Located adjacent to Lewes Beach, the market features over 35 vendors offering eggs, produce, baked goods, meats, fresh-cut flowers and herbs.

August 22nd marks the 1st annual Taste of Rehobothat the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. The event includes Dogfish Head beer and wine pairings, ample samples of the best local food, cooking demos, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 / $50 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Food Bank of Delaware.

The annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festivaltakes place the Saturday after Labor Day and features more than 100 skilled artists competing for jury awards. More than 7,500 visitors flock to see everything from watercolors to metal statuaries at this scenic festival along the Atlantic Ocean.

The Dewey Beach Elvisfesttakes place at Rusty Rudder on September 27th and 28th, featuring 22 Elvis performers. It’s always a hoot for fans!

New townhomes in Delaware: reach the beach

The beach lifestyle is care-free, fun and relaxing. It’s a little bit slower and more laid-back than fast-paced city life, which many families appreciate. Many of us need to live near employment centers, but would love to have easy access to the beach whenever we want it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to hop in the car and be at the beach in less than 2 hours? That is the lifestyle Darley Green homeowners enjoy.

It’s hard to imagine that you can find classic architecture, as well as features like chandeliers, gourmet kitchens and up to 2,500 sq ft of space starting in the $200s, but that’s precisely what Darley Green has to offer. We’re only 20 minutes to Philadelphia, 10 minutes to Wilmington and an hour to Baltimore, which makes location a huge draw for people looking for new townhomes in Delaware.

Call 302-655-2600 to view new townhomes in Delaware that are just a day trip away from Delaware’s best beaches.