Beach & Bay Cottage Tour tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, to be held July 24 and 25 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at the South Coastal Library or through the Cottage Tour’s website at The Cottage Tour is sponsored by the Friends of the South Coastal Library, and proceeds directly benefit the library’s operations.

“We are very excited about this year’s line-up of homes,” said Kathy Green, Cottage Tour chair, “and making tickets available now will ensure our patrons the opportunity to enjoy the tour.” Tickets cost $35, and the number of tickets is limited.

A variety of homes will be on display for tour patrons. The Homeowner’s Cocktail Reception to honor those who open their homes for the tour will be held Friday, July 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Donors of $150 or more will receive an invitation in June to the party.

“The Cottage Tour is a highlight of summer on the Delaware Shore,” said Green, “and we know that our patrons will be thrilled with the homes that they are going to see.” Although some tickets may be available in July at selected area merchants, “It’s best to reserve your ticket now” encouraged Green.

Volunteers are also needed for the 28th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour. Primarily, hostesses are needed to greet tour patrons when they visit the 10 homes on this year’s tour. However, other jobs, such as parking-helpers and ticket-sellers, are available as well. Those who can give some of their time on either one or both of those days, are being asked to send an email with their name and interest to