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Bowers-Beach is a unique seaside village in central Delaware that is divided north to south by the Murderkill River. Due to this division, one cannot travel from north Bowers Beach to south Bowers by car or foot - only by boat (without going several miles inland and back again.) The channel that divides the town is approximately a hundred feet wide. The permanent, year round population of Bowers Beach is only about 220 residents, but that number swells in the summertime. Bowers Beach is a working fishing village with a wharf and many sites for on-shore fishing, and very little commercialism. The town has owed its very existence for more than two centuries to the sea. Bowers Beach is one of the lesser known beaches of Southern Delaware, but it is a beautiful beach and rarely crowded. Nearby attractions include the Bowers Beach Maritime Museum in Frederica, the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail and the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge is considered one of the best existing wetland habitats on the Atlantic Coast, perfect for birdwatching and wildlife viewing. Other activities at Bowers Beach includes peaceful walks on the beach, shelling, hiking, swimming, fishing and camping. Bowers Beach is located in Kent County, Delaware near the city of Dover.

Surrounding areas: Dover, Delaware (9.7 mi), Felton, Delaware (10.3 mi), Harrington, Delaware (13.3 mi), Primehook Beach, Delaware (16.3 mi), Broadkill Beach, Delaware (18.8 mi), Smyrna, Delaware (19.9 mi), Lewes, Delaware (23.4 mi)

Bowers Beach Vacation Rentals

Bowers Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Galaxy Inn1700 E Lebanon RdDover, DE7.2 mi.(302) 735-4700
Microtel Inn & Suites1703 Lebanon RdDover, DE7.2 mi.(302) 674-3800
Microtel Inn & Suites1703 Lebanon RdDover, DE7.2 mi.(302) 674-3800
Colony Inns729 Bay RdMilford, DE7.7 mi.(302) 422-2777
Comfort Inn222 S Dupont HwyDover, DE9.4 mi.(302) 674-3300
Days Inn Dover272 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.1 mi.(302) 674-8002
Red Carpet Inn & Suites348 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.2 mi.(302) 734-5701
Dover Inn428 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.3 mi.(302) 674-4011
Howard Johnson Express Inn561 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.6 mi.(302) 678-8900
Fairfield Inn And Suites655 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.8 mi.(302) 677-0900
Red Roof Inn652 N Dupont HwyDover, DE10.8 mi.(302) 730-8009
Hampton Inn Dover1568 N Dupont HwyDover, DE12.1 mi.(302) 736-3500
Sheraton Hotel1570 N Dupont HwyDover, DE12.1 mi.(302) 678-8500
Comfort Suites Dover1654 N Dupont HwyDover, DE12.2 mi.(302) 736-1204
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1780 N Dupont HwyDover, DE12.3 mi.(302) 678-0600
Holiday Inn Express & Suites17271 S Dupont HwyHarrington, DE13.0 mi.(302) 398-8800
Americinn Lodge & Suites1259 Corn Crib RdHarrington, DE13.5 mi.(302) 398-3900
Twilight Haven Motel1648 S Dupoint BlvdSmyrna, DE20.1 mi.(302) 653-9906
Inn At Canal Square122 Market StLewes, DE23.9 mi.(302) 644-3377
Captain's Quarters Motel406 Savannah RdLewes, DE24.0 mi.(302) 645-9800
New Devon Inn2ND & Market StLewes, DE24.0 mi.(302) 645-5973
Sleep Inn & Suites1595 Hwy OneLewes, DE24.0 mi.(302) 645-6464
Comfort Inn And Suites20530 Dupont BlvdGeorgetown, DE24.8 mi.(302) 854-9400
Manor House612 Hughes AveCape May, NJ24.8 mi.(609) 884-4710
Congress Hall Hotel251 Beach AveCape May, NJ26.8 mi.(609) 884-8421
Hotel Alcott107 Grant StCape May, NJ26.8 mi.(609) 884-5868
Carroll Villa Hotel19 Jackson StCape May, NJ27.0 mi.(609) 884-9619
Southern Mansion720 Washington StCape May, NJ27.0 mi.(609) 884-7171
The Mainstay Inn635 Columbia AveCape May, NJ27.1 mi.(609) 884-8690
The Queen Victoria102 Ocean StCape May, NJ27.1 mi.(609) 884-8702
Best Value Inn Georgetown313 N Dupont HwyGeorgetown, DE27.2 mi.(302) 856-7532
Grand Hotel's PalaceOceanfront At PhiladelphiaCape May, NJ27.7 mi.(800) 257-8550
Sandpiper Beach InnBCH & Grant StCape May, NJ27.7 mi.(609) 884-4256
Comfort Inn Rehoboth4439 Hwy OneRehoboth, DE28.9 mi.(302) 226-1515
Quality Inn & Suites3100 Hwy 1Rehoboth, DE28.9 mi.(302) 226-2400
Airport MotelRR 1 Box 96Rehoboth Beach, DE29.0 mi.(302) 227-6737
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center101 N BoardwalkRehoboth Beach, DE29.0 mi.(302) 227-2511
Bay Resort MotelRehoboth Beach, DE29.0 mi.(302) 227-6400
Holiday Inn Express-rehoboth Beach4289 Hwy OneRehoboth Beach, DE29.0 mi.(302) 227-4030
Board Walk Plaza Hotel2 Olive AveRehoboth Beach, DE29.1 mi.(302) 227-7169

Bowers Beach Weather & Climate

Central Delaware has a four-season climate that is classified as humid subtropical. Since almost all of the state is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the effects of the ocean moderate the weather. The Atlantic Coastal Plain is flat and not very high, reaching no more than 80 feet above sea level. Summers are warm and sometimes humid, with July being the hottest month of the year. Winters are cold, but not frigid. In fact, the whole state of Delaware has relatively mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from cold northwest winds. Monthly average temperatures range from a high of 85.6 degrees in summer to a low of 23.2 degrees in winter. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the state, although the north and southeast receive more precipitation than the central portion of the state. Thunderstorms are common in the summer months. Tornado activity in Central Delaware is less than the national average. Hurricanes rarely make direct his on the state, and plenty of warning is given for these types of storms.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 26°F 3.94 in. -
February 46°F 28°F 3.04 in. -
March 55°F 35°F 4.40 in. -
April 65°F 43°F 3.47 in. -
May 74°F 53°F 4.29 in. -
June 82°F 62°F 3.77 in. -
July 87°F 68°F 4.16 in. -
August 85°F 66°F 4.73 in. -
September 79°F 60°F 4.56 in. -
October 69°F 48°F 3.26 in. -
November 58°F 39°F 3.16 in. -
December 48°F 31°F 3.50 in. -

Bowers Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the New Castle County airport (ILG) located about 44 miles north of Bowers Beach in Wilmington, Delaware, the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located approximately 51 miles northeast of Bowers Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located roughly 56 miles north of Bowers Beach in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Martin State airport (MTN) located around 57 miles northeast of Bowers Beach in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bowers Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE29.0 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ31.6 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ31.6 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ31.6 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ31.6 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE42.7 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ46.6 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ46.6 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ47.4 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ49.7 mi.
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD52.6 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD52.6 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD52.6 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD52.6 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ56.3 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ56.3 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ56.5 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ57.2 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ58.7 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD65.1 mi.
Water Parks
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE10.3 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ31.6 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ46.6 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ61.1 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD66.4 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ70.7 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA74.3 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA81.2 mi.
Dorney Park & Whitewater KingdomAllentownPA107.2 mi.
Golf Courses
Jonathans LandingMagnoliaDE4.0 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE20.5 mi.
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE24.1 mi.
Cohanzick Country ClubFairtonNJ24.2 mi.
PonderlodgeVillasNJ25.2 mi.
Upland Golf ClubDentonMD25.8 mi.
Cruz Farm Golf ClubFarmingdaleNJ26.5 mi.
Howell Park Golf CourseFarmingdaleNJ26.5 mi.
Spring Meadow Golf CourseFarmingdaleNJ26.5 mi.
Cape May National Golf ClubCape MayNJ28.1 mi.
Golf Park at Rehoboth BeachRehoboth BeachDE29.3 mi.
Old Landing Golf CourseRehoboth BeachDE29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ61.1 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ61.1 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA72.5 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA101.1 mi.
State Parks
Killens Pond State ParkDE9.4 mi. 
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE21.6 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE26.4 mi. 
Martinak State ParkMD27.5 mi. 
Tuckahoe State ParkMD27.8 mi. 
Tuckahoe State ParkMD29.9 mi. 
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE33.5 mi. 
Parvin State ParkNJ33.9 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE35.6 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE36.3 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE36.3 mi. 
Trap Pond State ParkDE37.4 mi. 
Wye Oak State ParkMD37.7 mi. 
Fort Delaware State ParkDE37.9 mi. 
Lums Pond State ParkDE38.1 mi. 
Fort Mott State ParkNJ38.3 mi. 
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE25.5 mi.(History)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ27.7 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of American GlassMillvilleNJ30.5 mi.(Technology)
Read House and GardensNew CastleDE42.7 mi.(History)
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE45.2 mi.(History)
Rockwood MuseumWilmingtonDE48.2 mi.(History)
Winterthur MeseumWilmingtonDE48.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Delaware History CenterWilmingtonDE48.2 mi.(History)
Hagley MuseumWilmingtonDE48.2 mi.(History)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD49.4 mi.(Art)
Friendship Fire Company MuseumWoodburyNJ55.4 mi.(History)
Brandywine River MuseumChadds FordPA57.1 mi.(History)
Noyes Museum of ArtOceanvilleNJ57.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ27.7 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE48.2 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD49.4 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ61.7 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA63.0 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD67.0 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD67.0 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC88.8 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA107.9 mi.

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