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Winter at the Beach: Part 1

Chilly weather drives many tourists away from seaside resorts, making it an ideal time for locals to stroll down historic streets, tour museums, view distinctive architecture, shop in one-of-a-kind boutiques and enjoy cozy restaurants. Many venues have special hours and excursions to welcome those on a weekend getaway.

Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach
© Gail A. Sisolak

Shipwrecks, Settlements and Treasures

When winter winds churn up the surf, the necessity of the Indian River Life-Saving Station in Rehoboth Beach becomes readily apparent. Visitors can experience the rugged conditions under which the brave men lived and worked. Their creed “You have to go out; you don’t have to come back;” emphasizes the dedication the men had to saving lives. Seasonal hours and special demonstrations. (

“You have to go out, but you don’t have to come back” was the ominous creed of the men who patrolled Delaware beaches.
© Gail A. Sisolak