Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays 

 

If you live or vacation in south coastal Delaware…the Inland Bays are the Bays in Your Backyard.

Three shallow bays- Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay– lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight and sound of the Atlantic Ocean. The bays serve as the backbone of Delaware’s coastal resort area stretching from Cape Henlopen to the north at the mouth of the Delaware Bay to the Town of Fenwick Island at the Maryland state line to the south. The watershed area also extends west to the headwater streams of Indian River and other tributaries, and the farm fields, millponds and marshes of Sussex County, Delaware.

We all need healthy bays…They can’t do it alone but we can help!

Get to know Delaware’s Inland Bays:
Check here for some ideas on places to walk and paddle!

Videos from Around the Bays


Center for the Inland Bays Living Shoreline Project.

Shoreline erosion and flooding were a concern at Bethany Beach. The Center for the Inland Bays built a living shoreline to dampen waves and help the marsh rebuild.


Delaware is planning for Sea Level Rise! Find out more! »

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Publications

Annual Report Inland Bays Journal 2011 State of the Bays CIB Work Plan
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At these locations…

 

Center for the Inland Bays
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James Farm Ecological Preserve
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Bethany Beach Nature Center
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