If getting away from the summer crowds sounds like a dream, watch it come true at Lewes Beach, a historical town located at the intersection of the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Just a few miles north of bustling Rehoboth Beach, Lewes offers beautiful coastline views and miles of scenic nature trails. Smaller kids love Lewes Beach's gentle bay waves and older adults love the peace and quiet. When you're not house hunting, be sure to explore these Lewes favorites, which are open all year long.
The local marina is perfect for strolling, biking and taking in free events and concerts. Locals and visitors can enjoy yoga, outdoor movies and concerts in the park area, and the marina offers fishing charters, sunset cruises and lots of charming local seafood restaurants.
Cape Henlopen State Park
The jewel of Lewes, Cape Henlopen offers miles of gorgeous beaches for swimming and sunbathing. The park also offers an 18-hole disc golf course and basketball courts. Check out the WWII Observation Tower, which offers amazing views of the area.
Historic Lewes Farmer's Market
Fresh, local food is the thing at this community market. On Saturday mornings you can shop for fresh produce, meats, fish and baked goods. Check out their website for times and hours.
Stroll along Second Street, a small-town dotted with delicious restaurants and boutique shopping. For fresh seafood, stop by Striper Bites; or, if a Mexican craving calls, head to Agave. In addition to its delicious menu, Agave boasts over 70 types of tequila. For dessert, indulge at King's Homemade Ice Cream, for some of the best ice cream, yogurts and ices on the Eastern Shore.
Looking for home in Lewes? Pay a visit to Lewes Crossing, a Ryan Homes community in a stellar location, just 31/2 miles from the beach. The houses at Lewes Crossing back up to open spaces and ponds, and offer clubhouses with pools. Nice.