6 Best Things About Delaware Beaches: A Girl's Perspective
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

The 6 Best Things About Delaware Beach Life, From A College Girl's Perspective

Living by the beach year round has it's perks, but there's nothing like summertime.

3675
The 6 Best Things About Delaware Beach Life, From A College Girl's Perspective
Audrey Scroggs

Freshman year of high school I moved to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. That move has made me appreciate every little aspect of beach life. Sand in my car, driving barefoot, a fresh sunburn, and the thousands of tourists that bring traffic, but also breathe life into my little town.

These are a few of my favorite experiences at the coast in the summertime that comes together to craft a perfect day.

1. Sunrises

Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash

There's something about swimming in the ocean as the sun is slowly rising over the horizon. The light reflects off the water and casts a gorgeous glow everywhere. It's so freeing and gives you an immeasurable sense of happiness when you can't touch the bottom. Time and time again, I ask myself why I don't wake up every morning to have this beautiful experience. Though if I did, I'd miss out on those wild summer nights too.

2. Beach Life Culture

I get chills telling friends what life was like on the east coast. Beach culture has the best vibes. Most decorate their houses in a nautical theme. People have wooden carvings of Delaware or a sign that says "Beach this way." Every girl religiously wears a wave ring and reposts ocean pics on VSCO. Their Instagram feeds in the summertime are exclusively pictures of their bronzed bods in bikinis. They work on the beach as umbrella gals and exclusively wear oversized shirts. There's such a relaxed atmosphere because it's undeniably the best time of year.

3. Surf Shops

Beach dwellers are very proud of where they live and a way to show off their beachy style is to shop at the multiple surf shops in each town down the coast. Whether you're wearing East of Maui or Dewey Beach Surf Shop shows your support for the local businesses and artists that designed the dope t-shirts. It also says you're a beach bum in the most fun way possible.

4. Beach Hair

Salty hair, don't care! Here's the recipe for the best beach hair. Long hair wet from the ocean + sun exposure = textured beach waves. It's such an envied look that big-name hair care makers sell sea salt spray in a bottle. Though there's nothing like an authentic look.

5. Beach days with friends

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

Getting to the beach early doesn't happen too often with my friends, but it's the right way to make a whole day of it. I love to get there early to see the paddle boarders, surfers, and skimmers ride the waves. Day drinking Summer Shandy's, Dogfish IPAs and my homemade strawberry basil lemonade is a must-have for any boozy beach trip with friends. After being tipsy, it's time for the lovely midday beach nap. It's so calming to lay down and drift to sleep with the sounds of crashing waves, people talking, and the seagulls. Around 5, we leave to get home for dinner and nurse our inevitable day long sunburns.

6. Romantic Walks Along The Shore At Night

Summertime flings are the best. Everyone is single and confident, ready to meet and talk to anyone. Love is in the air and the heat is to blame for the heightened romance. A perfect date is strolling down the shore at night. It's intimate, but at the same time you can hear and see everything happening on the boardwalk. Kissing by the waves, getting ice cream, and just walking around the side streets with flowing conversation is my idea of a perfect date and the end to an amazing day at the beach.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

23 Pandemic-Approved Date Ideas That'll Send Sparks Flying From Six Feet Apart

There's a safe way to date right now and yes, it includes masks.

154015

While some people would rather opt out of dating altogether during the pandemic so they don't have to wear a mask on a first date, others are choosing to listen to both guidelines and their heart in order to find love during the time of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Should you be one of the individuals welcoming romance right now, there are pandemic-approved dates you can go on that still adhere to guidelines (and yes, you'll have to wear a mask).

Keep Reading... Show less

I didn't believe the notification when it came through to my phone: Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died from complications due to cancer.

Keep Reading... Show less

In our patriarchal society, men hide from their feelings, but toxic masculinity is literally killing men. They swallow the pain and move on so that they can look, feel, and act "tough."

But, strength is derived from asking for help and voicing your struggle and, trust me, working on your mental health is one hell of a struggle. The real way to "man up" is to acknowledge the downfalls in unjust societal norms. Mental health problems do not mean that a man is weak, they are neurologically-based disorders that require professional treatment.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

11 Things Your Boyfriend Should Do Before He Drops $499 On A PS5

Let's start with spending less time gaming and more time with you.

9801

Scrolling through Twitter this week had me rolling on the floor laughing as I read some of the hilarious tweets from ladies who, whether in a relationship or not, shared reactions to the news that PlayStation 5 is on its way

As this "buy your boyfriend a PS5" joke takes off across the internet, let's just say, there are a few things your BF should be doing before dropping $499 on the new gaming system — or, if the tweets are real for some, before you buy it for him as a gift.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

Sorry, But 'I Don’t Care About Politics' Is Not A Valid Excuse For NOT Voting

The younger generation of voters is so crucial to the upcoming election because our vote is going to shape the world that we are about to enter as adults.

32547

When I ask my friends if they are voting this term most of them respond with "no" followed by an explanation of "I don't care enough," "It doesn't affect me," or "I don't keep up with politics," etc. I get it, as a college student I know that there are many other things to be concerned about like school, relationships, work, and friends. I also understand that keeping up with politics can seem like trying to keep up with an over-exaggerated reality show that has way too many seasons. Not to mention most news stations and websites are biased so it's hard to decipher if what you hear is true or fake.

However, despite all of this annoyance, as the next generation of Americans, we have to remember that we owe it to ourselves, our families, and to our futures to care.

Keep Reading... Show less
Tasia Sli

Tasia Sli and Anna Yang met in quintessential New York fashion at a chic rooftop event, inquisitive Yale grad Anna gravitating towards model/entrepreneur Tasia.

Keep Reading... Show less
Photo by Anna Hernández-Buces

"Do you have big parties on Cinco de Mayo?"

Keep Reading... Show less

Two of my favorite things in life are reading and books. Obviously, they go hand-in-hand. In my life, I've realized that there is nothing better than learning about the current world or getting fully immersed in another world. Reading can inspire, teach, and entertain you.

For me, the feeling of opening a book and smelling that fresh book smell can't compete with anything else.

Keep Reading... Show less

Expecting mother and wife to singer/songwriter John Legend may have accidentally slipped up and revealed the gender of her and Legend's third baby today on her Instagram story.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

20 Books About Latin And Hispanic Heritage Absolutely Everyone Should Have On Their Bookshelf

Any ally of the community needs to be reading these incredible reads.

9956

I go through phases when it comes to what I like to read. I am typically reading two books at any given time: one serious nonfiction and one escapist fiction novel to have on hand and open up depending on my mood.

What remains consistent, however, amongst most of my fellow bibliophiles is a desire to try new and different authors and genres. I, as an Indian woman, have been partial to reading books written by fellow Indian and Desi writers since I first got a library card.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

I Asked 46 Women What They Thought About The Term 'Plus-Size', And Here's What They Had To Say

It's 2020, where change is inevitable and norms are not only questioned, but challenged.

5468

We live in a world where it's become customary to push boundaries, break rules, and question standards upheld by society. Though try as we might, some of these standards are harder to conquer than others — body image is one of the top contenders.

For years, the body positivity movement has pushed for the acceptance of all marginalized body types not represented or celebrated in the media. Recently, we've gotten better at appreciating and accepting all body types, but one thing that's still lingering is the stigma of body image in the fashion industry — more specifically, the term "plus-size."

Keep Reading... Show less
Netflix

Many popular TV shows are holding off premiers until spring, so most people are relying on their television subscriptions to get them through a socially distant fall semester.

Thankfully, Netflix was busy filming this past year because there is a ton of new original content coming in the near future. From mysteries to romances, here are some of the best new shows you have to check out this year:

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Taylor Swift Sang 'betty' At The ACMs And It Was The Perfect First Live 'folklore' Performance

I guarantee that Inez is spreading rumors about how fire this performance was.

4387
CBS

The Academy of Country Music Awards were last night and the performances were wonderful, but Taylor Swift's live version of "betty" from her newest album "folklore" really took the cake for me.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

9 Reasons I Unfollowed All The Fitness Influencers On My Instagram Feed

I don't need to feel bad about myself because of who I follow on social media.

3133

Throughout quarantine, something that a lot of us picked up on was working out. With all the free time, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to work on that "dream bod" you've been wanting for years, or to just feel good about yourself.

A common way to stay motivated and keep yourself on-task is to follow fitness influencers on various platforms. For some people, yes, this can be a healthy and helpful way to keep your drive. In other cases, however, this can do more harm than good.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments