By Tara Schatz for The Discoverer
Who doesn’t love a good beach vacation? This year, instead of heading to the crowded shores of popular seaside escapes, consider checking out something a little more off the radar. The following beach towns are perfect destinations for travelers looking for sun and sand, as well as eclectic shopping, dining and lodging.
For a healthy dose of nature, history and boutique shopping, head to Lewes, Delaware. Located between the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Lewes was settled by the Dutch in 1631 and is known as the “First Town in the First State.” This very walkable and bikeable town is perfect for families who want to explore beyond the beach. Check out shopping and dining on Second Street. Beachcombers will want to explore Cape Henlopen State Park, which is perfect for anglers, surfers, swimmers, hikers, and campers. Bonus — the park is within biking distance of downtown.