Deanna and Justin In The Morning

An idyllic sunrise at Rehoboth beach in Delaware.

If you’re a beach goer you probably will defend your beach of choice to the death. But these 6 Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey beaches named the best in the US can brag together and share the spotlight.

It’s a beach off!

As a person who grew up visiting the Jersey shore, I can attest that these Delaware and Maryland beaches definitely hold their own. When pinned up against New Jersey Beaches, some of these spots offer their own unique beauty that put them at the top of the list.

Travel+Leisure named the best 28 east coast beaches. Is your vacation spot on the list? If not, you may just end up finding a new one you never thought of visiting before.

Either that, or it will spark a whole new online debate about which beach is the best.

Delawareans are small but mighty and boy are we proud! We will defend our beaches against others any day! But this time there’s no argument, because we’re all winners here.

Best East Coast Beaches

So which Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey beaches made the list of the 28 best in the US?

Let’s take a look!

  • 1. The Cove, New Jersey

    The Cove Beach in Cape May, NJ

    Welcome to The Cove Beach in Cape May, New Jersey. A great beach with fabulous sunset views, the Cove Beach is also a favorite of local and visiting surfers and kayakers. This beach is one of the most dynamically changing shorelines anywhere along the Jersey coast, frequently gaining or losing fifty to a hundred yards [...]

    The Cove is a small seaside resort town. Cape May, New Jersey is made up of a bunch of small beaches and The Cove is a great little spot for pretty much anyone!

  • 2. Sandy Hook, NJ

    Sandy Hook is a stunning stretch of golden coastline along Monmouth County, NJ.

    There is no fee for beach access and you can explore the Historic Fort Hancock.


  • 3. Bethany Beach, Delaware


    Bethany Beach is covered in grassy dunes as far as the eye can see.

    The town is peaceful and serene and great little getaway destination.

  • 4. Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware

    Cape Henlopen - Delaware State Parks

    Enjoy the natural diversity of Delaware's 17 state parks. From hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing, to nature programs and touring historic sites, there is truly something for everyone at Delaware State Parks!

    Cape Henlopen was once a World War II coastal defense site.

    They have a great spot for fishing and plenty of amusements for the whole family.


  • 5. Ocean City, Maryland

    The Official Travel Resource for Ocean City, MD

    Start planning your trip to Ocean City, MD with all the information on Ocean City hotels, restaurants, what to do, events and more.


    OCMD has been a popular destination for families for quite some time. It’s also pretty popular for it’s nightlife and how it caters to big parties; including bachelor and bachelorette.

  • 6. Assateague Island, Maryland

    Assateague Island National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)

    Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.

    Fishing, camping, wildlife, sunbathing, and so much more.

    Assateague Island is a 37 mile long national & state park.

Sign me up for the WJBR email newsletter!

You love WJBR, so join the Insiders Club! Be the first to know about local events, concerts and contests, and get the latest updates with your favorite artists, and more delivered right to your inbox.

By clicking "Subscribe" I agree to the website's terms of Service and Privacy Policy. I understand I can unsubscribe at any time.