Best Delaware Beaches for Families


If you’re looking for a budget and family-friendly getaway to the beach, let us suggest Delaware. While everyone else fills up the Florida and California coastlines, you can enjoy more privacy and more deals in the Northeast. But how can you find the right Delaware beach rental when there are so many to choose from? Here are the best Delaware beaches for families.

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is Numero Uno on this list of the best Delaware beaches for families. As with any seaside spot, there’s plenty of opportunity for fun on the water – from fishing to surfing. However, what makes Rehoboth Beach rentals so special is access to other must sees and dos like the Midway Speedway Park , the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk , Funland , both mini and pro golf, horseback riding, and more. 

Bethany Beach

With the Bethany Beach Bandstand and Boardwalk located in the center of town, and featuring free performances Memorial Day through Labor Day, there’s always plenty of entertainment to go along with your beach fun. Plus, the beaches here are well-guarded by the Bethany Beach Police Patrol , so safety is not a worry.

Dewey Beach

You can enjoy both the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay with a Dewey Beach rental. That means water sports are king. And unique water sports, too. Watch beachgoers surf fish, skim board, and windsurf! As the day winds down, parents can hire a sitter and take on the busy nightlife.

Fenwick Island

Got a budding surfer in the family? Then check out Fenwick Island, featuring some fun – but very manageable – breaks. Besides hitting the beach, there’s also the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum and the Fenwick Island Lighthouse to explore.

Delaware Family Rentals has loads of beach rentals in Delaware destinations like Bethany Beach, South Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Fenwick Island, Lewes, Bowers Beach, Ocean View, Slaughter Beach, and more. That means you’ve got some decision making to do.

We hope our guide to the best Delaware beaches for families has helped you narrow down your destinations. Once you’ve selected a beach, all you have to do is browse the vacation rentals available in the area. You can book everything from a small beach cottage to a luxury pool home. So, consider your travel dates, budget, preferred amenities and location, and group size, and then start inquiring!

When to Book a Delaware Beach Vacation

Delaware entertains tourists throughout the year with ongoing events and attractions like the Brandywine River Museum. However, if you want to enjoy the best Delaware beaches for families, summertime is the time to go. Winter’s too cold for swimming and golfing, but the rest of the year has more amiable weather. It’s really summer, however -  June, July, and August – when Delaware beaches come alive. This is also when the Delaware State Fair gets underway. To save money, consider booking a spring or fall trip. Finally, keep in mind that Delaware summer vacation rentals are very popular, so try to book ahead!

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