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Delaware holiday accommodation and visitor attractions

Delaware is a small state with a long Atlantic coast and distinctive maritime heritage. For centuries, fishermen and shipbuilders have made their homes along the seafront leaving a legacy of charming fishing villages and historic harbours suitable for fishing and sailing. If you like historical buildings, outdoor activities and browsing antique shops, Delaware is the ideal holiday destination. Delaware is also home to an Amish community, who can be seen travelling to town by horse and cart, dressed in traditional Amish clothing.

The long Atlantic coast makes Delaware an ideal location for all sorts of water sports. Sailing between the small fishing villages offers fantastic sea views and opportunities for sea fishing. Those who enjoy a faster pace might try parasailing or surfing. Various sea mammals and birds inhabit the coastline and sea kayaking is a great way to get close to nature. Back on land, the flat landscape is ideal for cycling. Every September the Amish Country Bike Tour offers cyclists a unique chance to meet the Amish people and enjoy a day of celebrations accompanied by music and food. Amish handmade furniture is charmingly rustic. Pick up a piece of original Amish handiwork at the craft shops in the Amish communities.

Come and discover the mysteries of the old seafaring days along Delaware's coast. Spanish gold from a wrecked Spanish galleon is on display at the Treasures of the Sea Museum in Georgetown. The Fenwick Island lighthouse has been warning sailors of rocky danger since 1858. Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes is the place to catch a whale or dolphin-watching trip. Lewes is a great base with nature reserves, walking trails and beaches nearby. Afterwards, the historic centre is a charming place for an evening stroll and a meal at a traditional seaport inn.

Self-catering holiday cottages and apartments to rent in Delaware: