Located along the Atlantic Ocean in the area of Bethany Beach is the Sea Colony neighborhood. This beach community sits on Delaware’s southeastern border with Maryland. One section of Sea Colony is on a barrier island with fresh water on one side, and salt water on the other. Accordingly, the neighborhood is also home to towns bustling with tourists and lots of activities, while other areas offer easygoing fun and fewer crowds. Find your perfect Sea Colony vacation rental today. Here are the most picturesque attractions to check out in and around Sea Colony.

1. Sea Colony

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Sea Colony is one of the upscale neighborhoods of Bethany Beach, and any vacation rental that you choose comes with all the luxury amenities you could want. Spend your days on the beach, swimming, surfing, and kayaking. Just minutes away from the Coastal Highway, you and your family can spend a day shopping or look through the art galleries in the downtown area. This area enjoys a variety of locally-owned restaurants for a casual meal or something a little more upscale.

2. Bethany Beach

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Bethany Beach teems with families enjoy the summer time weather and spending time together. While away your days playing on the beach, shopping in the local stores and chartering a boat for an adventure on the ocean. Take the kids for an afternoon of competitive mini golf at Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf, and then grab some ice cream on the way back to your vacation rental. At Bethany Bike Shop, rent bikes to spend a day exploring the area.

3. South Bethany

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Enjoy a slower pace of life in South Bethany. If you bring your own boat, choose a vacation rental along one of the numerous canals that meet up with the Indian River so that you and your family can spend your days boating, fishing, swimming, and tubing. In the evenings, grab a pie from Grotto’s Pizza or sandwiches from Honey and Milk.

4. York Beach

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Just along the entrance to Fenwick Island sits the charming community of York Beach. This area offers easy access to both the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay. Bring your kayaks, or rent one from a local outfitter. If you don’t want to do anything too strenuous on vacation, take the kids to the beach, and let them play in the surf while you watch from the shelter of a large beach umbrella.

5. Fenwick Isle

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Get back to nature with a remote vacation rental in the Fenwick Isle area. Just minutes away from the Fenwick Island State Park, enjoy days lounging on pristine beaches and surfing in the designated areas. Your kids will love flying a kite on the beach, watching for dolphins, and building sand castles. Stop by Coastal Kayak to schedule a tour out on the water, or rent one for each member of your family, and set out on your own.

6. Fenwick Island Area

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Just a couple minutes south of the Fenwick Isle area, you arrive in the Fenwick Island community. Bring your boat a vacation rental along the beach or one on the canals, or find a home that includes the use of a boat. Pick up a unique souvenir at the Pottery Place, and enjoy a meal out at one of the many restaurants in the area.

7. Ocean City, Maryland

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Travel just a couple miles into Maryland from the Fenwick Island area to arrive in the hot spot of Ocean City. You’ll find vacation rentals in the area to fit almost any budget, from a beachfront condo to a family home a few blocks back from the water. Spend the evening out on the boardwalk riding the rides and trying your luck at the carnival games, or hit the boardwalk during the day for lunch at one of the numerous eateries.

8. White Creek

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When you turn north on Route 1, the White Creek community welcomes you. Enjoy a slower pace of life in this beach community that includes Salt Pond. Rent kayaks to head out on the calm waters of Salt Pond or fish from its banks. Swoon at the fresh seafood when you take the family for a meal at the Bluecoast Seafood Grill and Raw Bar with its stunning waterfront views.

9. North Bethany

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Enjoy nature and time with your family in the North Bethany coastal community. Wake up each morning, pack a picnic lunch and cooler, and take the kids to the beach, where they can chase the surf, fly kites, and take turns burying each other to their necks. Enjoy some hiking or biking along the trails in the protected Fresh Pond area of the Delaware Seashore.

10. Dewey Beach

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Drive north up the Delaware coast through protected areas to arrive in the fun family town of Dewey Beach. Known for its wide beaches, Dewey Beach provides plenty of room for your beach blanket, cooler, and sand toys. In the fall, stay here for the Greyhounds Reach the Beach event during which rescued greyhounds bring their owners to the beach for a day of fun.

11. Rehoboth Beach

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Walk along beaches that bustle with families having fun during the summer months at Rehoboth Beach. Spend your afternoon and early evening checking out the shops on the town’s mile-long boardwalk with their eclectic selection of goodies, and enjoy some tasty treats from Italian water ice to a slice of pizza. Take the kids to Funland to enjoy the amusement park rides.