Description - Southern Delaware is the least populated region of the state. Its eastern coast contains numerous natural areas and beaches. Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach are popular summertime tourist destinations. Inland is a patchwork of small rural communities and farmlands lying on sandy soil.
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Delaware Seashore State Park
- Southern Delaware affectionately encompasses the Delmarva Peninsula. Nestled between the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays, and the Atlantic Ocean, the lands were first inhabited by Native Americans who found fulfillment in the maritime-rich environment. Today, backcountry roads, town fairs and rural farms dominate the viewscape. Twenty-five miles of beachfront entertain crowds offering fine restaurants, nightlife, and jazz feasts along the beautiful sun drenched strip. Nature lovers will find delight in the miles of trails, clean swimming waters, and quiet wildlife habitats.
Recreation - Throughout southern Delaware, tourist and residents alike enjoy historic towns, beach communities, golfing opportunities, guided tours and cruises, dolphin and whale watching expeditions, fishing piers, water sports, horseback riding, ice skating, performing arts, and four state parks where hiking, camping, and other outdoor recreations are pursued.
Climate - The Chesapeake and Delaware Bays moderate Delaware's climate. The state experiences four distinct seasons. Winter can be bitterly cold. Highs during this season average near freezing with low temperatures near 0 degrees F. Spring comes to this region in mid to late March. This is a pleasant time to visit with moderate temperatures and low humidity. Summer brings temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees F. Humidity is highest inland with ocean breezes cooling the shoreline. Fall brings cooler temperatures and low humidity. The forested regions of the state often have brilliant foliage displays.
Southern Region - Sussex County falls is the heart of the Delmarva Peninsula bordered by Maryland and the Delaware Bay.