A quintessential summary of what I believe most people do when they finally arrive at their vacation destination. Especially when the Bay Bridge traffic had slowed to a crawl and added an extra hour and a half to the expedition.
Of course, before even unpacking the car, it is mandatory to check out the beach.
And what a beautiful beach it was. We stumbled upon this little known place about three years ago; I was looking for pet friendly accommodations somewhere in or around the Ocean City, Bethany or Rehoboth Beach area. Lucky for us, we discovered a jewel, called "Broadkill Beach". It is one of the few beaches around that seems to be unspoiled by crowds-each day we seemed to be the only ones there. I was spellbound by the beautiful sky and the cloud formations......
Someone eloquently described Broadkill Beach like this: "a quiet beach that's reminiscent of the movie classic 'Summer of '42'. The beach is reached by a charming wooden walkway over the dunes. Sheltered by Cape Henlopen on the south and Cape May on the north, its waters are relatively calm. And best of all, the beach is rarely, if ever, crowded. Families build campfires on the beach; and well-behaved pets are welcome. While Broadkill Beach is 'away from the madding crowd', it is far from being totally isolated. Broadkill's general store is just a short walk from the house, and carries a little bit of everything including wonderful homemade donuts on weekend mornings. And if you have a desire for first-class shopping or a taste for the variety and excitement of the larger resorts at any time during your stay, Lewes, Rehoboth, and Dewey can be reached within 15 minutes or less."
I brought my parents, uncle and aunt here for their first visit this year. They immediately fell in love with it just as the kids, Rick and I had the first time we arrived.