Seafront promenades, sand dunes, and sunrises await campers along the Delaware coast.
With 35 miles of beaches stretching along the Atlantic coast, the nation’s second-smallest state provides plenty of opportunities for a beach break. RV parks and beachfront campsites dot the shore around the beach towns of Rehoboth, Dewey, and Bethany, while the Cape Henlopen State Park has camper cabins, RV sites, and walk-in tent sites right in the sand dunes, and there’s more beachfront camping at Delaware Seashore State Park. Near the Maryland border, the Fenwick Island State Park is a hotspot for surfing, sailing, and stand-up paddleboarding, and you can camp at nearby Treasure Beach. Summer is the main camping season in the First State, and advance bookings are essential as campgrounds can get crowded. If you’re visiting in spring or fall, head north to Slaughter Beach to watch the shorebird migration or Bowers Beach to enjoy paddling and fishing along the Delaware Bay coast.