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.

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.

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is number one 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.

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.

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.

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-August period is 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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