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Delaware Sea Grant report sheds light on climate change effect on southern Delaware tourism

Delaware Sea Grant report sheds light on climate change effect on southern Delaware tourism

A warming climate, fluctuations in weather patterns and rising sea levels may change the way businesses operate in coastal Delaware. It also will have an impact on how quickly businesses recover and get back online after a natural hazard.

Eight million tourists visit coastal Delaware annually, with a majority coming to coastal Delaware to enjoy 24 miles of ocean beaches, state parks and recreational facilities for fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, bird-watching, camping, cycling and more.

Visitors also enjoy tax-free shopping, restaurants, golfing and entertainment venues, including Rehoboth and Bethany Beach boardwalks.