5 Things to Do at the Delaware Beaches Before Summer Ends

From water taxi tours to wildlife adventures, these recurring happenings get Delaware visitors outdoors for the last few weeks of the season. 

Another beautiful Delaware summer is coming to a close. As we reach the end of August and start looking forward to fall, it’s time to squeeze in that last bit of summer fun. With a few weeks left of the season, here are five things to do at the Delaware beaches before summer ends.

Burton’s Island Wildlife Tours

Want to soak up the last few weeks of the summer sunshine? We have you covered! Grab a kayak and paddle through salt marsh trails around a wildlife refuge with Burton’s Island Wildlife Tours. Guided by a certified kayak guide, visitors will experience the tranquility of the marshes and get to know the animals who live there, such as horseshoe crabs, oyster catchers, osprey, skimmers, herons and egrets. This wildlife tour is a great way to familiarize yourself with all the amazing creatures that thrive at the Delaware beaches.

36840 Coastal Highway, Fenwick Island | coastalkayak.com


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Cape Water Taxi Tours

Looking for the chance to get back out on the water at the Delaware beaches? Cape Water Taxi Tours takes you on a whirlwind tour across the southern Delaware shoreline to see all it has to offer. From wading right on the ocean to watching wildlife in action, Cape Water Taxi Tours provide patrons with unique sights of the beaches up and down Lewes.

Tours run through November. Options include narrated or non-narrated tours, evening and live music cruises and private charters. Nature-based options include dolphin watching and full moon cruises. Reservations can be made online prior to docking.

217 Anglers Road, Lewes | capewatertaxi.com

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Races 2 Run

If you’re longing to get a little fun in the sun and give back, Races 2 Run is exactly what you need. Teaming up with nonprofit organizations, Races 2 Run not only support causes through a variety of running, walking and multisport events, but also encourages attendees to get out and have fun—even when going out for a walk.

All races and events take place from March to December in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Scheduled times and dates are available online.



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Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market

When you’re in need of fresh produce and groceries, look no further than the Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market. The Farmers’ Market offers all patrons the opportunity to find their next favorite dish from local vendors.

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The market takes place every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. from May to October, rain or shine. Look for the big white tents to scout the location in Grove’s Park, near Lighthouse Circle in downtown Rehoboth.

501 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | rbfarmersmarket.com


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West Side Creative Market

This open-air arts market celebrates local talent through September 1. Held every Monday and Friday throughout the summer, the West Side Creative Market brings creatives together in Rehoboth Beach from 5-9 p.m. After spending a day at the beaches, enjoy live music, local art vendors, food trucks, ice cream and the Creative Market Bar, which serves cocktails and local brews.

19826 Central Street, Rehoboth Beach | developingarts.org/west-side-creative-market

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