Fishing at the Delaware Beaches


Get to fishing at the Delaware Beaches! Photo credit:

Get to fishing at the Delaware Beaches!
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A coastal vacation at the Delaware Beaches can mean many things: lounging on the shore, experiencing great cuisine, fun shopping excursions. But don’t leave these shores without experiencing the joy and thrill of sport fishing. The waters are full of various species ready to be caught and enjoyed. There’s nothing better than eating a fresh catch of the day.

But if you’re a novice angler, maybe all the terms are confusing. You can charter a boat, head down to a local pier or surf fish with the best of them. But which type of fishing is right for you? Click on the images below for a full explanation of the type of fishing available for you at the Delaware Beaches.

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And once you are ready to be set up with rod & reel, here are a couple places that are sure to give you a memorable fishing experience!

Advanced Marina
122 66th Street, Ocean City, MD • 410-723-2124 • Website

Ready for a high seas adventure! Head to Advanced Marina to get outfitted for the open seas. Rent a boat and boat trailer! Or for excitement for all ages, rent a jet ski.

Rehoboth Star Fishing Charters
South Shore Marina, Road 50 A, Bethany Beach, DE • 302-727-6601 • Website

Head out into deep waters on the cleanest boat on the Delmarva coast. Whether you are an old hand or this is your first fishing experience, Rehoboth Star will make sure you have an unforgettable experience, with memories you will treasure.


***Fishing in Delaware requires a fishing license. Click HERE for information on how to acquire one.


Parking in Delaware Beaches


Don't let parking be a nightmare! Prepare for your Delaware Beaches vacation.

Don’t let parking be a nightmare! Prepare for your Delaware Beaches vacation.


People come to the Delaware Beaches because these quiet, family friendly, ocean front towns are free from the frantic hustle that swarm the more popular locations. But because this is a residential community, what comes along with that small, beach town feel are parking nightmares. Some of the biggest complaints from visitors to these shores is that parking was next to impossible.

But forewarned is forearmed as they say. If you come prepared, then your beach vacation doesn’t have to be full of the stress of searching for a parking spot.


Here are some helpful hints about preparing to park in Delaware Beaches:

Off-Season Parking

If you are planning to come during the off-season, usually from Labor Day — Memorial Day, parking is free except where prohibited. So maybe you should plan a non-summer visit to the Delaware Beaches.

Parking Permits

Parking Permits can be attained while in town or ahead of time. These can be used if you are planning to stay a day, a weekend or if you are planning to keep coming back all season. Parking Permits allow you to park like a local, but they can be a bit pricey.

Metered Parking

The meters in Delaware Beaches only take quarters (unless it is also a Parkmobile location, see below). So it’s a good idea to keep a roll of quarters in your car at all times. At most locations, credit cards are no longer accepted!

Be sure to pay attention to the signs! Some parking is limited to 2 to 3-hours. And there are zones where parking is not permitted, or where parking is just residential or business.


If you have a smartphone, Parkmobile may be the option for you. Pay for metered parking with the click of a button. You don’t even have to run back to your car to add more time to the meter. Parkmobile is available at Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes and Rehoboth.

Watch this video for more info:

Parking is Enforced

If you do not follow the parking rules, expect to have a ticket waiting for you. Your car could even get booted or towed.

Parking Fills Up FAST

If you want a spot, metered or otherwise, try to get to the beach by 10 a.m. By 10:30, the spots may all be gone.

Take Advantage of Public Transportation

Bethany Beach Trolley Services:
After you park in Bethany Beach, take advantage of the 25-cent trolley. It makes stops all over Bethany, and you can’t beat the price.

 The Jolly Trolley:
Catch a ride to see the best of Rehoboth and Dewey beaches! An inexpensive lift that makes a number of convenient stops as well as providing fun facts along the way.

DART Resort Transit System
Avoid the hassle of parking all together by using the DART. You can park your car all day, then ride the easy-to-use transit system to travel all over the Delaware Beaches.


Here is some helpful information about Parking at each Delaware Beach Location:

 Bethany Beach

**Meters and Permits are enforced from May 15–September 15

 Metered Parking:

–Only available in the downtown area
–Rate: $2/hour
–Parkmobile available

Parking Permits:

–All non-metered parking requires a permit
Rates: 1 Day: $27; 3 Days: $79; 7 Days: $183
Can be purchased at:

Bethany Beach Police Department • 214 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany BeachOpen 24/7

Dewey Beach

**Meters and Permits are enforced from May 15–September 15

Metered Parking:

–Very few metered locations
–May be better to park elsewhere, and use public transportation
–Parkmobile availalbe

Parking Permits:

Rates: 1 Day: $10-15; Weekend: $35; 7 Days: $55; Seasonal: $200
Can be purchased at:

Dewey Beach Town Hall • 105 Rodney Ave, Dewey BeachOpen Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
**you can also mail money to the Town Hall and they will hold pass

Parking Permit Machines • Town Hall Parking Lot • Open 24/7
**cannot purchase seasonal passes    

iDewey Visitor Center • 1905 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach • hours vary

Available online at
**there may be a surcharge

Fenwick Island

**Permits are enforced from May 15–September 15. Metered parking is not available.

Click here for a Fenwick Island Parking Map

Parking Permits:

–All parking requires a permit, which cannot be purchased in advance
Rates: 1 Day: $10; Weekly: $60; Monthly: $150; Seasonal: $300
Can be purchased at:

Public Safety Building • 800 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick IslandOpen every day during summer

Fenwick Island State Park Parking:

39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE

–You can pay to stay for the day
–Walking distance from Fenwick Island
Rates: Out-of-state: $10/car; Delaware residents: $5/car


**Meters are enforced from May 1–October 14

Metered Parking:

–Very few metered locations available on public streets and municipal parking lots
–Arrive early for a spot
–Parkmobile available

Cape Henlopen State Park Parking:

15099 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE

–You can pay to stay for the day
–Walking distance from downtown Lewes
Rates: Out-of-state: $10/car; Delaware residents: $5/car

Rehoboth Beach

**Meters and Permits are enforced from the Fri. before Memorial Day–2nd Sun. after Labor Day

Click here for a Rehoboth Beach parking map

Metered Parking:

–Rate: $2/hour
–Parkmobile available

Parking Permits:

–All non-metered parking requires a permit
Rates: 1 Day: $10-15; Weekend: $35; 8 Days: $60; Seasonal $175-200
Can be purchased at:

Parking Meter Department • 30 Lake Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE • Open summer hours 8 a.m.—midnight; winter hours 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visitors Center • 501 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE

Kiosk on Rehoboth Avenue (after crossing the drawbridge) • Open 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Kiosk on Bayard Avenue (after crossing over Silver Lake) • Open 8:30 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Permits also available for purchase at check-in time at several local Real Estate Offices and the Visitors Center





CLICK HERE to read more about polite dealings with locals in Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth Food Tour


Looking for a new place to eat in Rehoboth Beach? Check out the Rehoboth Food Tour!


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Rehoboth Food Tour in Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Have you ever wanted to be led to the best dining spots in Rehoboth Beach? Two days a week through November, the Rehoboth Food Tour is just that! Whether you’re a local who’s looking to find a new favorite restaurant or a visitor looking for a fun thing to do, try out a Rehoboth Food Tour. Get the scoop below.

Rehoboth Food Tour Agenda

WHAT: A guide will lead you in a 3-hour walking tour as you sample exclusive tastings and sips from 5 of the best eateries in Rehoboth Beach. You’ll also get to visit a surprise specialty shop and outdoor beach venues along the way.

WHEN: Fridays and Sundays through November 2015. 1–4 p.m.

PRICE: $49. Call 800-979-3370 or click here to book online.

WHERE: Historic Downtown Rehoboth Beach. Restaurants vary on a week-to-week basis. These restaurants have participated in the past:


The Back Porch Café

Bramble & Brine

Lupo Italian Kitchen

Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill

208 Restaurant & Bar

Mariachi Rehoboth

The Olive Orchard

Café Azafran

Lula Brazil

Papa Grande’s

Semra’s Mediterranean Grill

The Spice & Tea Exchange

Mixx American Fusion Restaurant

Rehoboth Food Tour Details

  • The restaurants and shops visited will be different depending on which day you are registered. So, why not make it a weekend of tasting, and register for both days!
  • 21+ only
  • Along with sips and bites, you get the opportunity to meet the chef!
  • Dietary restrictions, allergies or food substitutions cannot be accommodated.
  • Gratuity is included for the restaurants you visit. Tips for your tour guide are not and are appreciated.

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    Sweet Treats in Bethany Beach, DE


    After the beach, make sure you get your fix with all the sweet treats in Bethany Beach, DE!

    ice cream bethany beach

    Haven’t you heard? Bethany Beach is the place for all your sweet tooth needs! Second to settling your excitement for the beach, I bet the thing you look most forward to are the sweet treats in Bethany Beach, DE! Perhaps it’s Fishers’ world-famous caramel popcorn! There’s certainly not a shortage of frozen custard. Sometimes a cone of custard is all you need to cool down in the Bethany Beach heat! If baked goods are your thing, look no further than Griff’s Bethany Beach Bakery! And when you’re just in the mood for an ice cream cone or some fudge, you bet you can find those morsels, too!

    Sweet Treats in Bethany Beach, DE

    Maureen’s Ice Cream and Desserts

    ice cream, brownies, espresso, cookies, cakes, gelato

    99 Garfield Pkwy., 302-539-5530

    Open Monday—Sunday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Fisher’s Popcorn

    famous caramel popcorn, other assorted popcorn flavors like cheese and white cheddar

    108 Garfield Pkwy., 302-537-9155

    Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Kohr Brothers

    frozen custard

    101 Garfield Pkwy., 302-537-1170

    Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. to midnight

    The Parlour

    over 20 different varieties of homemade fudge

    108 Garfield Pkwy., 302-539-7502

    Open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    Griff’s Bethany Beach Bakery

    donuts, croissants, coffee, scones, other baked goods

    33016 Hichman Store #1, N. Beach Dr., 302-539-8879

    Open Monday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Friday—Sunday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.


    frozen yogurt, chilled coffee

    99 Garfield Pkwy., 302-537-2266

    Call store for the most up-to-date hours of operation.

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    Be sure to check out these awesome activities while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach, DE this summer!

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    Midway Speedway

    18645 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-645-8064

    Home to 4 go-kart tracks, including one designed just for kids, and 10 different styles of go-karts to choose from. Located behind Midway Speedway is White Water Mountain Water Park and Fire Mountain Golf!

    Past Reflections

    58 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-1816

    Step back in time for a unique old time photo where you can pose in a variety of distinctive costumes in front of 16 authentic scenes. Great fun for kids, couples, singles and an entire family!


    Rehoboth Star Fishing

    South Shore Marina at Indian River Inlet, 45 Marina View Court, Bethany Beach, DE  /  Call 302-727-6601 for reservations

    Climb about The Rehoboth Star, a 64′ Arro/Dmr passenger vessel with comfortable seating and a sundeck, for a fun day of fishing with the family! Full Day and 1/2 Day Fishing trips are available along with Indian River DI Black Fishing, Canyon Tuna Fishing Trips, Firework Cruises and Specials.


    Kids Cottage

    35448 Wolfneck Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE / 302-644-7690

    Kids Cottage is a Drop-In Play & Learning Center offering Infant & Toddler Programs, Daycare, Preschool, Drop-Ins, Summer Camp and Birthday Parties. There area also monthly classes and activities available for kids.


    Places to Eat in Rehoboth Beach, DE


    Finish off your dinner with something sweet while in Rehoboth Beach!


    Grotto Pizza

    36 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-3278
    15 Boardwalk at Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-4588
    17 Surf Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-3601

    With 16 locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania and Ocean City, MD, Grotto Pizza is famous for their swirl style pizza that is hot, fresh and incredibly delicious.


    Fractured Prune Doughnuts

    20214 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-0747

    Specialty shop serving hot and crispy on the outside and light and moist in the inside doughnuts. Choose from a variety of homemade glazes and toppings and you will experience nothing sweeter.


    Mrs. Fields

    Tanger Outlet Center, 1600 Ocean Outlets, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-226-1314

    Starting out as a bakery store in California offering warm, freshly baked cookies, Mrs. Fields has grown to selling cookies, nibblers, frosted cookies, brownies, gift tins, special gifts and more all across the U.S.

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    160 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-226-7801

    Known as the “Country’s Best Yogurt,” TCBY offers hand scooped and soft serve frozen yogurt with a variety of toppings.


    Pretzel Maker

    106 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-226-7801

    Specializing in Parmesan, ranch, garlic, cinnamon sugar and original soft pretzels topped with salt and butter as well as a variety of other menu items such as freshly squeezed lemonade and fruit smoothies.


    Snyder’s Candy

    60 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-226-3994

    Opening in 1940, Snyder’s candy offers everything from chocolates and salt water taffy to PEZ, toys, fudge and old time flavored fountain drinks.



    Places to Shop in Rehoboth Beach, DE


    Set aside a day of shopping while vacationing in Rehoboth Beach this summer!

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    Find a new pair of shoes to rock on your vacation!

    Alex and Ani

    Eco-conscious jewelry store with over 40 locations across the U.S.

    36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Suite 1420, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-227-7360

    • Bangles
    • Necklaces
    • Earrings
    • Rings
    • Handbags
    • Collections


    Vernon Powell Shoes

    Offering men’s, women’s and kid’s brand name footwear at reasonable prices

    • Over 200 brands of footwear apparel and accessories
    • Large inventory of “hard to find” sizes
    • Dress, casual, comfort and athletic footwear available
    • Brands include Birkenstock, Clarks, Ugg Boots, Vans, Rainbow, Reef, Sperry, Timberland, Bates, Sanuk, The North Face


    New Balance

    Leading global athletic products company

    18798 Coastal Highway, Unit 1, Rehoboth, DE  /  302-644-1776

    • Men’s athletic shoes, apparel, accessories and featured items
    • Women’s athletic shoes, apparel, accessories and featured items
    • Boys and Girls athletic shoes and accessories
    • Customized shoes available
    • Online shopping


    SAS Shoes

    America’s favorite comfortable walking shoes hand-crafted in America

    18798 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE  /  302-644-3660

    • Women’s athletic, casual, dress, medicare/diabetic, sandals, slip-ons, walking, slip-resistant and work shoes
    • Men’s athletic, casual, dress, medicare/diabetic, sandals and slip-resistant shoes
    • Handbags also available


    Things to Do in Rehoboth Beach, DE


    Check out these fun and unique things to do in Rehoboth Beach, DE this summer!

    Lewes Beach

    While visiting Rehoboth Beach, DE simply walking down the tree-lined streets, the popular boardwalk or even just sitting on the beach for the day is enough to have a relaxing vacation. But why not take advantage of all the other unique attractions, shops and delicious restaurants in the area while you’re here? We have compiled a list of some of the best businesses in the area to make your family fun planning a breeze!

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    Family Activities in Bethany Beach, DE


     Check out all the fun family-friendly activities there is to do in and nearby Bethany Beach, DE!

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    Captain Jacks Pirate Golf

    21 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Bethany Beach, DE / 302-539-1122

    • Open every day 9:00 a.m.–11:30 p.m.
    • Challenging holes with several water hazards
    • 50 foot Pirate Ship
    • Costume made elements
    • Talking Pirate
    • Only mini-golf course in Bethany Beach
    • Reasonable prices


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    Top Gun Watersports

    Shark’s Cove Marina, Fenwick Island, DE / 302-436-8500
    142nd Street Watersports, North Ocean City, MD / 302-537-9283
    Castaways Campground, South Ocean City, MD / 410-713-2913

    • Only Jet Ski rental company with private riding area
    • 4 square mile riding area great for beginners
    • 3 convenient locations
    • FREE parking
    • Jet Skis for sale


    Dewey Beach Parasail

    (3 miles from Bethany Beach) 39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE / 877-FLY-DEWEY
    113 Dickinson Street, Dewey Beach, DE / 877-FLY-DEWEY

    • Delaware’s largest and most experienced parasailing company
    • Fun and safe for all ages
    • No experience necessary
    • Coast Guard inspected vessels
    • License captains
    • Take off and landing right from boat


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    Coastal Kayak

    Route 1, Fenwick Island, DE / 302-539-7999

    • Named “Best Family Attraction in the state of Delaware”
    • Kayak rentals
    • Guided Eco-Tours
    • Sailboat rentals
    • Paddleboard rentals
    • Paddleboard Eco-Tours


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    Viking Golf & Thunder Lagoon Water Park

    38960 Island Street, Fenwick Island, DE / 302-539-1644 (Golf & Go-Karts) / 302-539-4027 (Waterpark)

    • Challenging 18-hole mini golf course
    • Go-kart track
    • Viking Village and Boardwalk
    • Popular eats

    Thunder Lagoon Waterpark

    • 400 foot Lazy River
    • Kiddie Pool
    • Black Hole Body Slide
    • Twister Double Slides
    • Tipping Viking Ship
    • Free Parking


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    Island Watersports

    38094 Harpoon Road, Fenwick Island, DE / 302-200-7368

    • Boat rentals
    • Banana boating
    • Wakeboard lessons
    • Private charters
    • Bait & Tackle


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