North Shores is a private community of 295 residences; 202 single-family homesites, 59 apartments and condominiums, and 55 town homes.
Established by two Developers, J. Rodney King of Georgetown, Delaware, and Daniel G. Anderson, of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, the sub-division Covenants were recorded in 1966.
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean beaches just outside of Rehoboth Beach, North Shores offers a relaxed beach lifestyle full of amenities: private guarded beach complete with beach chair and umbrella setup, pool, tennis courts, boats slips/marina, basketball courts, and security. On any given day you will find the quiet streets filled with residents enjoying an afternoon of walking, roller-blading, biking, tennis or swimming, or relaxing on the pristine beach.
The centerpiece of North Shores is the Bath & Tennis Club, which provides recreation facilities for residents and their visitors during the summer months. The facilities include a magnificent swimming pool, two tennis courts, a marina with slips for 25 boats, and its biggest asset, approximately 2200 feet of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beach. The beach is for the exclusive use of residents and their guests. The Bath & Tennis Club employs a certified staff to ensure a safe and healthy environment for the community.
At the northern border of the community of North Shores is the Gordon’s Pond Wildlife area, a part of the 5,193-acre Cape Henlopen State Park. In addition to the attractive bay and ocean beaches in the park, the Gordon’s Pond Wildlife Area features a unique saltwater impoundment. Along the coast, the Great Dune rises 80 feet above sea level, and further inland, the famous “walking dunes” slowly move across the pine forests. A broad salt marsh stretches along the park’s western boundary. The variety of habitats within the park makes it a valuable home to many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals. During the summer, the park protects nesting areas along the coastline for piping plovers, a threatened species of shorebird.
Hiking trails and interpretive displays throughout the park help visitors to learn about these fascinating natural features. In addition, several WWII-era bunkers provide scenic overlooks, and one of the concrete observation towers has been renovated to provide a panoramic view of the Cape.
At the northern border of North Shores is the bird sanctuary at Gordon’s Pond. The location of this natural treasure in Delaware so close to North Shores ensures that residents and visitors will enjoy nature’s bounty for generations to come.
In 2014, the last connector of the Gordon’s Pond Trail opened up between the southern tip of Cape Henlopen State Park entrance at North Shores, and the northern tip of the Cape Henlopen State Park at Lewes. Visitors may now hike, or bicycle this beautiful trail as it winds through coastal salt marsh, and sand dunes with the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal to the west; the Atlantic Ocean to the east; and the Delaware Bay to the north.