Lewes was first settled by the Dutch in 1631 and this town has a very historic and old fashioned feel. Home of many small museums and quaint shops, Lewes is a very walkable town. Cape Henlopen State Park is a very nice area with miles of trails and wildlife, a newly updated fishing pier, a spectacular beach and the spot where the ocean meets the bay. There are many historical war bunkers in this state park as well and miles of tunnels from a different era.
Lewes has some of the best restaurants in the area, all within walking and biking distance from each other. The bike trail in Lewes is one of the best things about this town as this trail connects Lewes to Rehoboth and has recently started heading west towards Georgetown, DE. There will be 40 miles of safe biking trails when it's completed with amazing bay and canal views.
Lewes may have the most year-round appeal for those considering moving to the beach and not just investing in a beach home. The growth in this area has been substantial for a reason and seeing is believing to truly understand the natural splendor that is Lewes, Delaware.