|Long Neck, Delaware is a water-oriented, resort community situated between the beautiful Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Bay and located near the popular Mid-Atlantic resort beach areas of Rehoboth Beach ("The Nation's Summer Capital"), Dewey Beach and Lewes. A thriving part of Sussex County, Long Neck is home to several seaside communities considered to be prime summer vacation spots because of their proximity to the water. True to its namesake, Long Neck is located on a small peninsula of land that stretches East and enjoys quick and easy access to the Indian River Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
With an approximate total area of 2.5 square miles, Long Neck offers several scenic ponds, beautiful saltwater marshes, bayside beaches, woods and natural refuge areas and is blessed with an abundance of natural vegetation and wildlife including deer, foxes, ducks, geese, heron, osprey, wild turkeys, eagles, quail and horseshoe crabs. Well known for its water recreation, the bays around Long Neck offer great fun and sport: fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, sailing, jet-skiing, kitesurfing, kayaking, paddleboarding and birdwatching.
Long Neck is also home to an exclusively public 18-hole championship golf course, Baywood Greens, and nearby—The Peninsula Golf & Country Club, a private Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The area also offers a few shopping centers (with Giant, Food Lion and Harris Teeter grocery stores), restaurants, a large marine center (Short's Marine), health care facilities and plenty of produce stands. Rich in Native American Indian heritage, Long Neck is located near a historic Indian Cultural Center/Museum where The Nanticoke Indian Tribe PowWow is held annually. Long Neck is just a short drive to the Delaware beaches, a quick boat ride to Dewey Beach and a few minutes bike ride to the public dock at the end of Long Neck Road to Massey's Landing. And within an easy drive—you'll also find outlet shopping, campgrounds, an equestrian center, nurseries, 3 hospitals, schools, colleges, senior centers, first-class art leagues, local theater groups, retail boutiques, museums and more. Approximately 2 to 2.5 hour drive from: Annapolis, Baltimore, District of Columbia and Philadelphia.
Long Neck — Natural Beauty. Seaside Town Charm. Friendly People.