They say, if you live in Jersey you go to the Shore.
If you live in Maryland you go to the Ocean.. And…
If you live in Delaware you go to the Beaches.
Well the last two days of my Delaware vacation would be spent on the
beaches of Delaware.
Driving south on Hwy. 1 you begin to feel the cities slowly disappearing
behind you. I knew we were getting close because I had my first Sea Shell
City sighting. Just like any other typical coastal towns, they are everywhere.
Yes, many years ago it was my thing to hit everyone I saw, no matter
where I would be. I had Seashell Picture Frames, Seashell Candy Dish,
Seashell Mirrors, you name it, I had it. Well that was then, and this is now.
Whatever happened to all those Seashell Chotchkies I had? Mmmm
After checking into The Best Western in Dewey Beach, we headed right
for the beaches. The Ocean was pretty rough but beautiful. Being from
Michigan it is always so fascinating for me to see and be near the Ocean.
Out of the 30 States with coastline, the Delaware Beaches ranked number
1 in water quality in 2011. Dewey Beach is known as a party town in the
summer months but also a popular family resort spot.
We would jump on a trolley car that would take us to the number 1
hot spot in that area, the ever popular Rehoboth Beach. It is a popular
tourist town with a list of activities, restaurants, shopping and a small
amusement park for the younger ones. It also has a great mile long boardwalk that has tons of fun things to see and do. I must say I really
enjoyed our afternoon spent there. We had a great lunch and just
strolled the boardwalk, going in and out of little shops. The weather
was perfect in the afternoon. A great day to sit on the beach and people
A little shopping street called Penny Lane with some cute shops and
Back at Dewey Beach after a great dinner and drinks, listening to a live
band playing some good Motown music and watching the sunset. Life is
The next day we headed down highway 1 toward Ocean City, Maryland.
It would only take about an hour to get there and as I had never been,
I figured I’m this close I may as well see what it had to offer.
Well I am so glad I did. I loved Ocean City. The Boardwalk is much
bigger and had so much more to offer the tourist. A lot of hotels and
Condos line the 3 mile boardwalk, with all kinds of other attractions in
It was still early morning and the crowds were few, so we were able to
have this part of the Boardwalk pretty much to ourselves. People
riding bikes, jogging, or just walking the Boardwalk, it was surely a
perfect morning to be there.
Ocean City’s Boardwalk is 3 miles long and is a considered to be one
of America’s Top 10 Boardwalks. I certainly can understand why.
Prior to 1870, what is now called Ocean City was known as “The Ladies
Resort to the Ocean.” It can see over 370,000 visitors during the summer
months and a popular place where Maryland High School Seniors will
spend their week to party.
Hotels, Cottages, and Summer Homes lined the Boardwalk along the
And then there is the Ocean. The beaches were clean and on this
particular morning no crowds yet. The Ocean was calm and beautiful.
I wanted to sit there all day and just take this all in.
Delaware Beaches were clean and the area surrounding them was
absolutely gorgeous. I think my favorite was Ocean City, Maryland.
I had always heard through the years of how nice it was, and I truly
can personally verify this now. I definitely want to go back some day
and spend maybe a week on the Ocean, rent a condo or hotel room
with a killer view and just relax and enjoy. Doesn’t that sound tempting.