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    Beer for the Bays: This 8th Annual event will feature over 30 local and national breweries, live music, food, and raffle giveaways and prizes! Tickets are $28 in advance (online or at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill), $35 at the Door.

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    Gardening for the Bays: Shop from a selection of thousands of native plants from local garden centers and nurseries, then stick around for hikes, gardening tips, great food, and more!

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    Your Input Matters!

    The Sussex County Comprehensive Plan is the roadmap that guides decision making in Sussex County. This fall, the process is just beginning for the Plan’s 10-year update. This is your chance to express your concerns where it really can make a difference… 

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    Available NOW! This report is a comprehensive 5-year update on the health of the Inland Bays and the surrounding watershed.

    Explore the health of the Inland Bays »

Welcome to Delaware’s Inland Bays


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If you live or vacation in south coastal Delaware…the Inland Bays are right in your backyard! Three shallow bays, the Rehoboth Bay, Indian River Bay and Little Assawoman Bay, lie just behind a narrow spit of land in sight of the Atlantic Ocean. They serve as the backbone of Delaware’s coastal resort area that stretches north to Cape Henlopen, at the mouth of the Delaware Bay, and south to the Town of Fenwick Island and Maryland state line. 

Here at the CIB, it is our mission to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays, the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.

Are you On Board with the Bays?



Visit Us!

Bethany Beach Nature Center BuildingLearn more about the Bays: 

Visit our partner location, the Bethany Beach Nature Center for additional children’s programs, indoor and outdoor exhibits and more information about the Inland Bays. 







Explore the Inland Bays!




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