With summer on the horizon and senior beach week just around the corner, here are some summery local beach suggestions that will suit any beachgoer, from the quiet nature seekers to the crowd-loving sun-tanners. Each of these three beach spots is within a few hours of the Silver Spring area and is perfect for a day trip, a weekend or even a summer-long stay.
If Rehoboth is a quieter, cleaner Ocean City, then Bethany is a quieter, cleaner Rehoboth. Considered an excellent family friendly beach spot, Bethany is great for a family vacation or reunion, or even a quick day trip. Located in Delaware near Rehoboth, Bethany is smaller and quieter, but offers a wide variety of outdoor beach activities and an enticing selection of seafood and dining options. Adventurous beachgoers can try windsurfing, kayaking, surfing or boating, and still have time to soak up some sun on the cheerful, umbrella-studded beaches. Though the Bethany boardwalk is much smaller and sparser than Rehoboth, it offers a great walking path with beautiful ocean views. Bethany evokes an undeniable sense of calm, and is worth the multi-hour drive. The quaintness of the town, coupled with beautiful beaches filled with just the right amount of tourists, promises utter relaxation and enjoyment. Nearby Fenwick Island is another popular option with a similar attitude.
California and Florida tend to garner the majority of beach hype, especially in the weltering summer months. But don't count Maryland or Delaware out. All three of these beaches are easy to reach, fun and convenient for either a short or extended stay. Kick of your summer the right way, at these or any other of the metropolitan area's underrated, but thoroughly enjoyable beaches.
Amalia Chiapperino. Hello and welcome to SCO! I'm Amalia, a senior and one of the managing editors. I love to read and spend most of my time outside. Cold weather and rain make me unbelievably happy, and I am a huge fan of history and foreign languages. More »