You can almost organically sense that life moves at a more serene pace on the 180-mile long peninsula that stretches south from Wilmington, DE, down to the tip of Virginia. Some even call the locals “Baydreamers,” a sublime signature that’s worn with pride.
The peninsula, which separates Chesapeake Bay from the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, is a place of vintage lighthouses, miles of protected shoreline, pristine salt marshes, bustling oceanfront boardwalks, sleepy fishing villages, and a history that dates back to the very founding of America in 1607.
The Delmarva Peninsula, as it contains all of Delaware and the eastern borders of Maryland and Virginia, is referred to as the Eastern Shore. The peninsula is chock full of springtime activities, festivals, and historic commemorations.
You can start your tour of the region at the top of Delaware in Wilmington and meander south along Delaware Route 1. Then jump over to U.S. Route 13 to reach the peninsula’s southern tip. Keep going across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and end up in historic Portsmouth, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, where it all started.
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The Peninsula on the Indian River BayThe Peninsula on Indian River Bay is a private, gated community on the east coast of southern Delaware. Its picturesque setting along the Indian River Bay is just the beginning. Amenities like the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus golf course, indoor and outdoor pools and a full-service spa make this a gem of a destination. Enjoy a 3-day/2-night stay in a spacious on-site condominium, complimentary golf for two, full amenity access, a $50 gift certificate to Terrace Grill and a VIP Guided Real Estate Presentation of The Peninsula—all for $199.
Not far from Delaware’s famous beaches, Plantation Lakes offers resort-style living with a myriad of things to do. From the Arthur Hills Championship Golf Course, tennis and the fitness center inside the community to fishing and crabbing, museums and boardwalk games just minutes from your doorstep, you can spend your days doing anything you want. And home offerings include single family and townhome options. Home sweet home awaits—contact Plantation Lakes for Discovery Tour details, and come experience this coastal Delaware gem.
The planned, gated community of Bay Creek sits across the Chesapeake Bay on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Signature golf courses by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, 2 miles of private beach and activities like boating, bird watching or shopping in historic Cape Charles work together to create an enchanting lifestyle that leaves you feeling relaxed and fulfilled. Enjoy 3-day/2-night accommodations, round of golf for two, $50 certificate for breakfast, lunch or dinner, full amenity access and VIP guided tour of Bay Creek and Cape Charles for $299.
The gated, 55+ golf community of Colonial Heritage is nestled within the history and charm of Williamsburg, Virginia. The location’s mild four-season climate gives you the chance to do anything and everything you like, all year long. Whether it’s a round of golf on the Arthur Hills golf course, a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools or playing billiards with a few friends, it can all be done here. And in Williamsburg, you can explore the history, museums and cultural events waiting there. Contact Colonial Heritage for discovery package details.
Schell Brothers – Delaware Premier Home Builder
Schell Brothers is a leading homebuilder on the coast of Delaware committed to making sure their homebuyers have the perfect home, community and home buying experience. Combining award-winning homes, extensive personalization and energy efficiency, Schell Brothers’ homes are comfortable and designed to showcase your style. And what’s more appealing than living in a beautiful home in a low tax state? With Schell Brothers, you get the best of both. Contact Schell Brothers for discovery package details.