Whether you want a group photo with your family and friends or just want to capture a selfie with an amazing landscape in the background, there’s certainly no shortage of amazing places at the Delaware beaches to capture that one-of-a-kind photograph.
So we thought it would be fun to list our favorite places here in the coastal region to grab those lasting photographs, those visual memories that will last a lifetime. And then share them with you of course.
There was just one problem – because we’re casual photographers at best and just out to capture an interesting shot here and there, our list went on forever. It was certainly way too long to include in one blog entry.
So we needed to call in an expert to help us whittle things down into a much more manageable group of locations. And who better than nationally renowned award-winning photographer and coastal Delaware resident Kevin Fleming?
We asked Kevin to share with us his favorite spots in coastal Delaware to have your photo taken, spots that he’s certainly visited on dozens of occasions when capturing those timeless photographs that many of us know so well.
And he was gracious enough to help us out, as well as to allow us permission to use some of those incredible photographs here in this blog today.
So if you want to create that one-of-a-kind coastal Delaware photograph to hang on your wall or post on your Facebook page, keep reading below as we share with you Kevin Fleming’s top five choices for unbeatable photo locations at the Delaware beaches.
And don’t worry Ocean City aficionados, we’ll include you in another blog sometime in the future. But for the purpose of today’s entry, we’re focusing solely on coastal Delaware.
Okay, here’s the top five:
Number 1: Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park
First up on our list is Herring Point, located within the confines of Delaware’s most popular state park – Cape Henlopen in Lewes.
With the various rock clusters and other visually appealing elements, as well as some of the best waves in coastal Delaware, you should have no trouble finding some great spots for photographs at Herring Point.
Kevin suggests that to create the best photographs, you’ll want to head out to Herring Point either at sunrise or about an hour before the sun sets in the evening. This will create the best light and, likewise, the best photographs for you and whoever you might have tagging along with you.
Number 2: The East End Lighthouse
When it was built in 1828, the Delaware breakwater was one of the engineering marvels of the world. And it’s still quite the site to see and can make for some great photos in Lewes, either from near the Ferry Terminal or from Cape Henlopen State Park.
There are two lighthouses that continue to take up residence on the breakwater, both the Harbor of Refuge Light and the East End Lighthouse (pictured below).
The latter was chosen for this list simply because it’s much easier to photograph from the beach, and can make for some really great shots in the right light (again sunrise or sunset are best).
Kevin suggests that for the best shots of the lighthouse, whether or not you want to be in the photograph as well, just enter the state park and leave your car or bicycle near the River Pilots RADAR Station Tower.
Then shoot away and create that photograph of a lifetime.
Number 3: The Indian River Inlet
Whether you’re photographing the Indian River Inlet Bridge (pictured below), the actual jetties or the beach at Delaware Seashore State Park, the inlet area near Bethany Beach is a photographer’s dream.
So grab your favorite camera or cell phone and head out to the park an hour or two before dusk to create some lasting images that will last a lifetime.
Number 4: The Lightship Overfalls
As one of the last lightships remaining in the United States, a trip to the Lightship Overalls on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal is well worth your time for any reason.
And that includes getting a great photograph of not only the lightship, but also the canal, the nearby bridge and several other elements at and near the Lewes Harbor.
To imitate Kevin’s photograph below, you’re going to need to use a drone. But whether you have a drone or not, you should be able to create some incredible photographs using the Overfalls as your muse.
Number 5: Tower Beach
Rounding out our list of the top five spots in coastal Delaware to create a great photograph, we visit Tower Beach along the Atlantic coast.
Featuring two of the fire control towers built during World War II to protect the Delaware coastline, as well as the mouth of the Delaware Bay and ultimately the city of Philadelphia, this stretch of beach is unlike any other in the United States.
During high tide, the ocean waves actually tickle the bases of the two towers and create some really unique opportunities for creating your photographic masterpieces.
Now obviously, there are many more great spots at the Delaware beaches to take one-of-a-kind photographs than the five we’ve mentioned above.
But these are Kevin Fleming’s five favorite spots in coastal Delaware, and who are we to argue with a professional?
There are a handful of other spots we thought we’d mention before we wrap this up, however, just to give you a few other ideas if you’re out and about trying to create some great selfies or lasting photographs.
A few that come to mind include the Rehoboth Beach Jetty (pictured below), the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which is the only land based lighthouse in Sussex County, from atop the fire control tower at Cape Henlopen State Park (near Fort Miles) and from the shores of the Delaware Bay at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.
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