Delaware Beaches

There are so many reasons to love The First State – how could we ever possibly list them all in one blog post? One of the newest reasons bringing pride to the Bayside community is the praise Delaware has received for its exceptional beach water quality, as measured by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

For the fourth consecutive year, Delaware’s beach water quality ranked first in the country in the “Testing the Waters” Report. The NRDC conducts this study annually, measuring the water quality of all beaches in the 30 coastal states. This year was unique in that measurements were taken with the new and more stringent water quality parameters laid out by the US Environmental Protection Agency, making Delaware’s recognition that much more impressive.

“Delaware’s beaches remain the best in the country not only because of their natural wonder, but because of the commitment of so many to protect them,” says Senator Chris Coons. “Keeping our water clean, beaches healthy, and coastal infrastructure secure is a priority at every level.” Knowing that Bayside is nestled in such a dedicated coastal community certainly makes living here even better!

Without a doubt, Bayside is thrilled to be part of a state that cares so passionately about the health of their beaches. In Delaware, the coastal and inland bay beaches are a huge part of the lifestyle and the culture. Bayside, which is less than four miles to the beaches at Fenwick Island, benefits greatly from the pristine water quality and spotless reputation of these remarkable attractions. Not many families can say they swim at the nation’s cleanest beaches every day!

But the benefits of Bayside don’t end with the nearby beautiful beaches; our community has so many wonderful things to offer to residents. Amenities at Bayside include nature trails and endless green space, The Point for access to the Assawoman Bay and views of the Ocean City skyline, Sun Ridge Tennis & Recreation Center complete with pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball court and fitness center, and of course, the opportunity to join the Bayside Resort Golf Club to play on the first-ever Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Delaware!

Best of all, the homes at Bayside are truly extraordinary. Our newest home models perfectly accentuate the beachy atmosphere that is so prevalent in the community. NVHomes (with townhomes and single family homes) and Schell Brothers (with villas as well as single family homes) bring absolutely stunning designs, along with the customized wonders of Marnie Custom Beach Homes and Echelon Custom Homes to Bayside. Finding a home you’re absolutely in love with is easy to do at Bayside!

With Delaware’s newest accolade, we know our residents can’t wait to head to the beaches. And, with Bayside’s convenient beach shuttle, getting to and from the best beaches in the entire nation is easy to do – just another reason why Bayside is the beach community for you and your family!

Sources: National Resources Defense Council,