The town of Lewes, known as the first town in the First State, is abundant with history, state parks, white sandy beaches, The Cape May – Lewes Ferry, and a variety of dining and shopping. Lewes is situated where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet and is a small, friendly walking town, offering plenty to do within a half square mile radius. Lewes is the most northern town of the popular shore resort areas, and is convenient to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches. There is public transportation to the outlets, water parks, neighboring resort towns and anything else the area has to offer.
Stroll Second Street, lined with casual and fine dining restaurants, souvenir to high-end boutique shops and museum and art galleries. Build a sand castle with the kids on the pristine, white beaches. Take a day trip to Cape May, New Jersey on the Cape May – Lewes Ferry. Pitch a tent at the campgrounds, explore old military buildings and observation towers, bird watch or enjoy the nature trails of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Cast your pole off the Lewes Fishing Pier or Roosevelt Inlet or charter a boat for off-shore fishing. Lewes may be small in size, but it is large in spirit.
The town is home to the Cape Henlopen High School Vikings and newly re-designed, state-of-the-art Beebe Medical Center. The Children’s Beach House helps children with special needs reach their highest potential through healing qualities derived from an enriching, loving, coastal environment. Lewes is also proud to be home to one of the best Autism and Special Needs Programs in the nation through the Sussex Consortium’s Intensive Learning Center. Here, students ranging from ages 3 to 21 with special needs receive the attention, education and assistance they need to help them live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Downtown Lewes also boasts a newly built Canalfront Park Marina, offering boat slips, village green, fishing pier, walkways with benches and boardwalk, all overlooking the canal. Once you visit Lewes, you won’t want to leave.
Lewes also offers a wide variety of residential communities, ranging from planned and fifty-five plus communities to luxury beachfront properties. Whatever your taste and budget, Lewes can accommodate.
Lewes, together with the towns of Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany Beaches, and Fenwick Island comprises Delaware’s beach/shore resort area, and is Sussex County’s fastest growing area.
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