Field Trip ~ Lewes Beach Get-A-Way
Sometimes you just need to unplug and have a little get-a-way. Recently, my hubby and I returned to my old stomping grounds in Lewes, Delaware.
Still quaint in many ways, even though it is a beach resort, Lewes has plenty of charms. Historic homes, weathered cottages and museums create an old-timey ambiance. Eclectic boutique shops and eateries can be found on the scenic main street, Second Street, and its alleyways. Yachts, sailing vessels and fishing boats share space in the Lewes Canal marinas.
Stroll the picturesque streets downtown to take a step back in time in this first town in the first state, proud of its nautical heritage. Sit back and enjoy the view from the gazebo at the Market Street Park. Get homemade ice cream at King’s, grab a bench and watch the world go by. Lewes is a place to slow down, relax and take in the salt air.
And, just a stone throw’s away is Lewes Beach, the Cape May/Lewes Ferry and Cape Henlopen State Park. Water sports, fishing, swimming and nature trails abound. You can enjoy the Delaware Bay or the Atlantic Ocean all in one day.
A few days of walking the beach, watching the birds and having no cares is good for the soul.
Beautiful! Looks very restful!
Lewes is a lovely spot to slow down and enjoy the salt air, Helen!
What a lovely little place! That gazebo is to die for!
It is a lovely spot. The main part of town has lovely old-fashioned lamp posts and planters, even the canal bridge is planted !
Nice little trip, I see! Glad you enjoyed. Of course, the ice cream store was my fave!
My kids laughed at the picture of King’s ice cream store because I used to always take them for an ice cream after the dentist (around the corner)!:)
We used to go to Ocean City MD every year with our kids. We would take the Ferry from Cape May and then to Lewes. I’m sorry we didn’t stop in Lewes but we were so tired of driving from CT that we just wanted to get to a bed. We are planning to go away for a few days and Lewes looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.
I think you would love it there, Patty! Let me know what you think!
Looks like good, relaxing fun.
It sure was – just wiggling toes in sand and breathing the salt air!