Lewes, DE, USA

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Lewes, DE, USA

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Delve into Lewes, Delaware’s beaches and history

If you want your oceanside fun to be equal doses of peace, quirk, and old world charm, then Lewes vacation rentals will hit the mark. Book a stay at one of the town's welcoming lodgings and an easygoing seaside experience is guaranteed. The "first town in the first state" has the best of Dutch and English history and is proud of its small-town vibe. There are lighthouses to tour, colonial houses to explore, and beach boardwalks to stroll. But remember to take it slow; Lewes isn’t a place to be rushed.

A splash of fun in Lewes

With the long sweep of the Delaware Bay in plain sight from many Lewes vacation rentals, there's no doubting where to head once settled in. Sun yourself, paddle, and swim on its many fine beaches, but you can get more than just your fill of sun, sea, and sand. There are boardwalk emporiums where you can fill your bags with goodies. Or why not take to the waves on a chartered fishing trip and reel in a silvery catch? An out-of-state adventure on a bay cruise over to New Jersey riding the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is also recommended.

Lewes—where history really hits home

It may be four centuries since Lewes was last called Zwaanendael, but they haven't forgotten their Dutch heritage here, with clogs still hanging in many windows. The Zwaanendael Museum is the place to go and dig a little deeper, and kids will love its gingerbread-house styling. You may even want to check out the big guns and WWII fortification of nearby Fort Miles, but don't miss out on Lewes' 2 fabulous lighthouses. Its single lightship, or Cannonball House which still has a British cannonball stuck in its wall from the War of 1812!

Love Lewes all year round

Like the rest of Delaware, Lewes vacation rentals are perfect for getting away from it all the whole year round. Spring is a joy, summer a marvel, and fall a delight. Even winters here are on the mild side, but summer is when people’s thoughts turn to Delaware beach-side sunning. Just remember that if you're looking forward to that 4th July fireworks beach party, so is everyone else. Away from the big national vacation dates, the crowds are few in Lewes so you can enjoy the beaches and town to the full.

The sea lingers for a long time in Lewes

The Delaware coast might not be steeped in drama but it has a wide, open grandeur that gives full rein to the colors of the sky and sea. Some of the best beaches are just west of Cape Henlopen with Rehoboth Beach being the most famous. Don't miss out on Cape Henlopen State Park in between, though. As well as picnic pavilions and a golf course, there are wide open spaces to hike and bike around. To dip into Lewes’ wilder side, try the Gordon Pond Wildlife Area, known for its towering dunes and circling osprey.