You’ll enjoy sunrises and sunsets depending on which way you turn.
Location: Southern Delaware’s Splendor
Our coastline is well-preserved, with development guidelines that honor the existing landscape and protect the environment. The Natural Resources Defense Council’s 2010 beach quality report rates waterways across the country for the cleanliness of the water and their monitoring and public notification processes. Delaware waterways ranked #2 in the nation for water quality, second only to New Hampshire. By comparison, nearby New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ranked 23rd, 21st and 14th respectively.
Since almost all of Delaware is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the effects of the ocean moderate its climate. Sussex County, located in the southern portion of the state, has a somewhat milder climate and a longer growing season than the northern area. Average high temperatures in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach resort area are 84 degrees in July, 78 degrees in September and 48 degrees in December. Throughout the year, over half of the days will be filled with sunshine.
Water, water everywhere
Delaware has about 26 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline, 25 miles of Delaware Bay coastline, and 115 miles of inland bay shoreline. You’ll enjoy sunrises and sunsets, depending on which way you turn!
The Best of Both Worlds
Sussex County, Delaware offers a relaxed environment that is close to the action while providing a vibrant culture all its own. The location affords easy access to the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast. Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Baltimore are all within a three hour drive. Add one more hour to your drive and you can see a Broadway show in New York City. But you really won’t need to go that far to enjoy five star restaurants, a lively theater and arts community, and endless opportunities for events and outdoor recreation. Most are available year round, with V.I.P. benefits for local residents during the off season.