Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Lewes

The area's history and museums are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Lewes. This walkable city is known for its beaches, boating and seaside. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Lewes

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Lewes a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Midway Par 3 Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Midway Speedway (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • American Classic Golf Club (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Nassau Valley Winery (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • King's Creek Country Club (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Jungle Jim's River Safari Water Park (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Lewes

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Lewes

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Lewes is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 1812 Memorial Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Mary Vessels Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • George H.P. Smith Park (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Lewes Beach (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Cape Henlopen State Park (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Gordons Pond (4 mi / 6.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Lewes

Fly into Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), the closest airport, located 13.4 mi (21.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 20.2 mi (32.6 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lewes?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,211 holiday lettings around Lewes. From 998 flats & apartments to 94 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Lewes?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside... said... well, everyone. Find the right home away from home for you and your buddies and you'll be well on your way to beachy bliss! HomeAway has 816 beachside rental homes. Searching for a different holiday vibe? See if any of our other properties stand out. Our selection here includes:

  • 749 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 623 water-view holiday accommodation options.
  • 597 beach holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Lewes in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a trip with the entire family or spending a few nights away with all your old school mates, it's always loads of fun being under the same roof! The good news is that HomeAway has places that'll suit. Why not browse through the 241 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading option for big groups of travellers. In the area, the rental properties that are suitable for larger sized groups include:

  • If yours is a crew of 8, we've got 1,470 rental accommodation ideal for that size. Stay a night from just £46.
  • Looking for somewhere for 6 people? We have 1,302 that will serve you well. You can get one for as little as £29 per night.
  • Hunting down places for rent catering to 10 people? You'll be pleased to hear we have 1,102 that'll be ideal. You can secure one for as little as £119 per night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you book your Lewes getaway with us!

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