5 Fit-Friendly Activities to Do at Delaware Beaches

From kiteboarding classes to 50-mile bike tours, there are plenty of ways to sweat it out at the beach.

There are plenty of ways to stay fit when vacationing at the Delaware beaches. Kiteboarding lessons are offered in Dewey Beach, while yoga and Pilates take place on the beach in Bethany. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Summer weekends mean one thing in DC: time for the beach. So next time you head to the Delaware beaches, consider squeezing in one of these fun fitness activities between all-you-can-eat crab feasts and bonfires on the beach.

Learn to Kiteboard
There’s skimboarding and standup paddleboarding—and then there’s their big, bad cousin, kiteboarding. The extreme water sport, also known as kitesurfing, combines various aspects from wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding. Sign up for an hourlong intro lesson at East of Maui in Dewey for $75. 

Work Your Core on the Beach
Pilates on the Beach studio hosts—you guessed it—Pilates on the beach in Bethany, right off the boardwalk on Garfield Street on Wednesday and Friday at 8 AM. Drop-in rates are $15. Classes are also offered in Ocean City, Maryland. 

Join a Weekend Run or Race
Stay on track with your fall training program by joining Rehoboth Beach Running Company for a group run on Sunday at 8 AM. Alternatively, sign up for a race, such as the 2013 Dewey Beach Buddy Run to benefit Best Buddies Delaware. It ends with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. 

Tour Lower Delaware by Bike
Visitors are welcome to join long, moderately paced bike rides (11 to 50 miles) with Sussex Cyclists every week day. Helmets, a signed waiver, and a “safe biking attitude” are required. Check out the schedule at Sussex Cyclists’ website

Do Yoga on the Boardwalk
From Friday to Monday, join Bethany Beach Yoga studio for $10 sunrise yoga on the Bethany Beach boardwalk from 6 to 7 AM. Outdoor classes are also held Monday through Thursday at Bear Trap Dunes Pavilion for $8. 

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