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Broadkill-Beach is a tranquil, unincorporated beach community located in Sussex County in the southern portion of the state. It is located on the Broadkill River and offers beach access to the Delaware Bay. The community is surrounded by the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in 1963 to preserve the coastal wetlands as a wintering and breeding habitat for migratory waterfowl. The refuge contains over 8,000 acres of fresh marsh, tidal marsh and open water in the Delaware Bay Estuary. Broadkill Beach is small, with the only business in town being a "mall" that sells bait & tackle, sandwiches, beach toys and souvenirs. However, the larger, busier Rehoboth Beach is only 20 minutes away. Broadkill Beach offers tons of outdoor recreation such as swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and golf and several campgrounds are located nearby. It's a prime area for bird watching and wildlife viewing, beachcombing and shell collecting, and simply walking on the peaceful beach. Broadkill Beach is one of five beaches on the Delaware Bay in Sussex County. The others include Lewes Beach, Fowlers Beach, Slaughter Beach and Primehook Beach. Other attractions near Broadkill Beach include Henlopen State Park and Broadkill Sound.

Surrounding areas: Primehook Beach, Delaware (2.5 mi), Lewes, Delaware (4.7 mi), Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (10.4 mi), Dewey Beach, Delaware (11.7 mi), Georgetown, Delaware (13.4 mi), Long Neck, Delaware (14.8 mi), Millsboro, Delaware (17.3 mi)

Broadkill Beach Vacation Rentals

Broadkill Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Inn At Canal Square122 Market StLewes, DE5.3 mi.(302) 644-3377
Captain's Quarters Motel406 Savannah RdLewes, DE5.4 mi.(302) 645-9800
New Devon Inn2ND & Market StLewes, DE5.4 mi.(302) 645-5973
Sleep Inn & Suites1595 Hwy OneLewes, DE5.4 mi.(302) 645-6464
Comfort Inn Rehoboth4439 Hwy OneRehoboth, DE10.2 mi.(302) 226-1515
Quality Inn & Suites3100 Hwy 1Rehoboth, DE10.2 mi.(302) 226-2400
Airport MotelRR 1 Box 96Rehoboth Beach, DE10.4 mi.(302) 227-6737
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center101 N BoardwalkRehoboth Beach, DE10.4 mi.(302) 227-2511
Bay Resort MotelRehoboth Beach, DE10.4 mi.(302) 227-6400
Holiday Inn Express-rehoboth Beach4289 Hwy OneRehoboth Beach, DE10.4 mi.(302) 227-4030
Board Walk Plaza Hotel2 Olive AveRehoboth Beach, DE10.5 mi.(302) 227-7169
Admiral Hotel2 Baltimore AveRehoboth Beach, DE10.6 mi.(302) 227-2103
Brighton Suites Hotels34 Wilmington AveRehoboth Beach, DE10.7 mi.(302) 227-5780
Americinn Lodge & Suites329 Z Airport RdDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 226-0700
Atlantic Inn & Suites4353 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 227-0401
Atlantic Oceanside Motel1700 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 227-8811
Best Western Gold Leaf1400 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 226-1100
Dewey Beach Suites & Motel1406 Hwy 1Dewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 226-0233
Econo Lodge Resort19540 Castal HwyDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 227-0500
Hampton Inn4529 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 645-8003
The Marina Suites1115 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE11.9 mi.(302) 227-1700
Comfort Inn And Suites20530 Dupont BlvdGeorgetown, DE13.5 mi.(302) 854-9400
Colony Inns729 Bay RdMilford, DE14.2 mi.(302) 422-2777
Best Value Inn Georgetown313 N Dupont HwyGeorgetown, DE14.4 mi.(302) 856-7532
Congress Hall Hotel251 Beach AveCape May, NJ16.9 mi.(609) 884-8421
Hotel Alcott107 Grant StCape May, NJ16.9 mi.(609) 884-5868
Carroll Villa Hotel19 Jackson StCape May, NJ17.1 mi.(609) 884-9619
The Queen Victoria102 Ocean StCape May, NJ17.3 mi.(609) 884-8702
Southern Mansion720 Washington StCape May, NJ17.4 mi.(609) 884-7171
The Mainstay Inn635 Columbia AveCape May, NJ17.4 mi.(609) 884-8690
Manor House612 Hughes AveCape May, NJ17.6 mi.(609) 884-4710
Grand Hotel's PalaceOceanfront At PhiladelphiaCape May, NJ18.0 mi.(800) 257-8550
Sandpiper Beach InnBCH & Grant StCape May, NJ18.0 mi.(609) 884-4256
Americinn Lodge & Suites1259 Corn Crib RdHarrington, DE20.1 mi.(302) 398-3900
Holiday Inn Express & Suites17271 S Dupont HwyHarrington, DE20.2 mi.(302) 398-8800
Blue Surf Motel98 Garfield PkwyBethany Beach, DE21.7 mi.(302) 539-7531
Bethany Arms Motel99 Hollywood StBethany Beach, DE21.8 mi.(302) 539-9603
Levoyageur Motel232 E Andrews AveWildwood, NJ23.6 mi.(609) 522-6407
Best Western225 N Dual HwySeaford, DE24.3 mi.(302) 629-8385
Holiday Inn Express210 N Dual HwySeaford, DE24.3 mi.(302) 629-2000

Broadkill 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 44°F 28°F 4.01 in. -
February 46°F 29°F 3.22 in. -
March 54°F 36°F 4.45 in. -
April 64°F 44°F 3.54 in. -
May 73°F 54°F 3.91 in. -
June 81°F 63°F 3.15 in. -
July 86°F 68°F 4.19 in. -
August 84°F 67°F 5.34 in. -
September 78°F 61°F 3.77 in. -
October 68°F 49°F 3.42 in. -
November 58°F 41°F 3.33 in. -
December 49°F 32°F 3.67 in. -

Broadkill Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located about 55 miles northeast of Broadkill Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the New Castle County airport (ILG) located approximately 62 miles northwest of Broadkill Beach in Wilmington, Delaware, the Philadelphia International airport (PHL) located roughly 72 miles north of Broadkill Beach in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and finally the Martin State airport (MTN) located around 73 miles northwest of Broadkill Beach in Baltimore, Maryland.

Broadkill Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE10.4 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ24.1 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ24.1 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ24.1 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ24.1 mi.
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD34.7 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD34.7 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD34.7 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD34.7 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ46.2 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ46.2 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ49.6 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ52.3 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ56.2 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ56.2 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE60.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ68.1 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ69.0 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ71.1 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ72.4 mi.
Water Parks
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE23.3 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ24.1 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ46.2 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD72.0 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ72.4 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ74.5 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA91.4 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA94.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE5.4 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE6.6 mi.
Golf Park at Rehoboth BeachRehoboth BeachDE10.7 mi.
Old Landing Golf CourseRehoboth BeachDE10.7 mi.
Baywood GreensLong NeckDE14.8 mi.
Cape May National Golf ClubCape MayNJ18.2 mi.
PonderlodgeVillasNJ20.1 mi.
Bethany Bay Golf ClubMillvilleDE20.5 mi.
Bear Trap Dunes Golf ClubOcean ViewDE21.1 mi.
Jonathans LandingMagnoliaDE21.7 mi.
Salt Pond Golf CourseBethany BeachDE22.4 mi.
Woodland Golf ParkSeafordDE25.1 mi.
Links at Lighthouse SoundBishopvilleMD26.8 mi.
Avalon Golf ClubCape May Court HouseNJ27.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ74.5 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ74.5 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA88.8 mi.
Doe MountainMacungiePA118.1 mi.
State Parks
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE3.0 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE8.1 mi. 
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE14.8 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE17.2 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE17.9 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE17.9 mi. 
Killens Pond State ParkDE20.5 mi. 
Trap Pond State ParkDE25.1 mi. 
Fenwick Island State ParkDE26.3 mi. 
Martinak State ParkMD33.9 mi. 
Tuckahoe State ParkMD39.4 mi. 
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE13.4 mi.(History)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ18.0 mi.(Miscellaneous)
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE26.7 mi.(History)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD38.5 mi.(Art)
Museum of American GlassMillvilleNJ40.7 mi.(Technology)
Noyes Museum of ArtOceanvilleNJ60.0 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ18.0 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD38.5 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE65.9 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ76.0 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA77.7 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD81.6 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD81.6 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC98.3 mi.

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