Best Summer Beach Activities for Your Delaware Beaches Vacation

If you’re planning a trip to any of the incredible Delaware beaches this summer, you’re in for a treat! Delaware beach vacations are some of the best ways to make unforgettable memories with your loved ones and enjoy the best weather that this state gets throughout the year.

But traveling to the beach doesn’t have to mean sitting on a blanket all day. There are tons of fun activities you can do while you’re at the beach! Here are a few of our favorite things to do that will make your Rehoboth beach days genuinely memorable.

Bring a Picnic of Local Favorites

When you’re sitting out in the sun all day, you’re bound to get hungry. There’s no better way to feed yourself and support local farmers and businesses than by heading to a local farmers’ market to make a delicious lunch that you can then enjoy at the beach! There are some incredible farmers’ markets all around the area, including in Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Lewes, and Rehoboth Beach. Head to any of these events to pick up some fresh local produce and delicious baked goods, then bring your food down to the beach for a one-of-a-kind meal.

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Bonfires on the Beach

When the sun starts to go down, set up a bonfire for a relaxing evening with your friends and family. Keep in mind that you will need a permit to set up a bonfire, requiring a $100 non-refundable permit fee and a $100 refundable deposit. Bonfires are allowed from 5 to 11 p.m. If you don’t want to go to the trouble of setting up a bonfire yourself, you can experience Bonfires on the Beach, one of the most popular Bethany Beach events! Every Thursday in October, from 8 to 10 p.m., a bonfire is set up near Campbell Place, perfect for bringing the whole family.

Movies on the Beach

Speaking of Bethany Beach, they offer tons more fun events throughout the year that you can enjoy on the shoreline. To start, Bethany Movies on the Beach is a great way to catch a film and enjoy the ocean breeze. From June through August at dusk, movies are shown on the beach and just off of Garfield Parkway. These films are family-friendly features that have previously included The Little Mermaid, Frozen, Toy Story 4, and The Secret Life of Pets. What better way to spend the evening with your loved ones than with a good, old-fashioned movie night?

Bethany Beach Summer Concert Series

If you’re in the mood for some good music, you can come to one of the Bethany Beach concerts held throughout the summer. Typically, concerts are held on Thursday nights during the summer months and on Saturday nights in September and October, although there are sometimes extra shows in the middle of the week. Concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in summer (6:30 in the fall) and can include a little something for every taste, from country to jazz to pop and rock. Seating is provided, but you can also bring your own chairs to ensure you aren’t left standing! One thing’s for sure: you’ll be treated to the musical stylings of some of the most talented local musicians every single time. 

Book Your Delaware Beach Vacation with Seachange

No matter which Delaware beach is your favorite, Seachange has convenient Delaware beach vacation rentals just moments away. If you want to be near these fun events, check out our Bethany Beach vacation rentals. We also offer a wide range of Rehoboth Beach rentals and other Delaware beach vacation rentals, putting you near any attraction you might want to experience. Contact Seachange to book your rental when you’re ready to plan your trip to Bethany Beach, Delaware; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; or any other beach in the area!