Lewes, Delaware, is a haven for swimming, surf fishing, skimboarding, beachcombing and just plain relaxing. Sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, boating and fishing are just a few of the recreational opportunities available on the bay.

Lewes, Delaware

The First Town in the First State

Lewes, Delaware was first settled by the Dutch in 1631 and offers a wealth of historic, nautical and recreational activities that reflect on its location at the intersection of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean.

Bay and ocean beaches in and near Lewes, Delaware provide swimming, fishing, boating and a host of other watersports.

Beaches, nature trails, bird sanctuaries and the Seaside Nature Center can all be found at Cape Henlopen State Park just outside of Lewes.

And the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is an unforgettable way to cross the bay from Lewes to New Jersey.

The town's proud heritage has been carefully preserved by the Lewes Historical Society, making Lewes a great place for historical Discovery. Click here for the history of Lewes, Delaware.

The historic district in Lewes contains many of the older, preserved homes and Lewes' downtown district features charming shops, restaurants, bed & breakfasts and other accommodations.


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