Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

Experience the 32nd annual Rehoboth Jazz Festival, the original and oldest jazz festival in Delaware. Artists include Blood, Sweet & Tears, Damien Escobar, 2020 Rehoboth Beach All-Stars and much more.

Tickets may be purchased online, over the phone or at the box office. Prices vary.

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31st Annual Sea Witch Festival® Returns to Rehoboth Beach

By Kelsey Thomas

Get Ready for a Wicked Good Time

The Annual Sea Witch Festival®, one of Rehoboth’s favorite holiday traditions, is coming back October 29-31, 2021. Packed with an endless variety of Halloween-themed games and scheduled activities, this family friendly event is certainly one to look forward to. It is so spook-tacular in fact, that included it in their picks of “21 Great Fall Festivals.”

The Sea Witch® Program this year is full of schedules and information pertaining to 30+ activities taking place during the festival. While there are many things to look forward to in this year’s event, we have selected a list of just a few of the incredible things you can expect while attending The Sea Witch Festival®.

Costume Parades (Dogs Welcome!)

Two parades will take place. One is for people and the other is specifically made to show off your pup’s Halloween regalia.

Indoor & Outdoor Vendors

Shopping galore! Take a walk around and experience artisans and vendors selling and educating the public about their handcrafted products.

Sea Witch Hunt

This free hunt for witches provides participants with the opportunity to win awesome prizes. People travel from site to site, collecting clues to make their best guess in the end.

Live Bandstand Entertainment

Live music will take place at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Some artists include Junior Wilson and Chatty, Blue Cat Blues Band and The Jimmies, 80’s Flashback Back.

Trick or Treating

Collect as much candy as you can carry with your kiddos in Dewey Beach or Downtown Rehoboth. Participating businesses will have signs in their windows.

Kid’s Beach Games

Games include Hula Twist Off, Slippery Swords, Monster Stomp and much more. They are free to participate in and everyone gets a ribbon.

4th Street Fall Fest

A variety of activities will be happening at The Cultured Pearl Restaurant, The Shops at the Pearl Mall and Coho’s Market and Grill.

Fall Classic Racing Festival

Tie up those laces and get to steppin’! There will be a 5k and a half-marathon.

Scarecrow Trail & Show

Vote on your favorite scarecrow creation that you’ll see over span of the festival.


A fall classic, hayrides are such an awesome experience for any age. Climb aboard, and celebrate the season.

50/50 Raffle

Enter for your chance to win big prizes!

… & Much More!

There is so much to look forward to with this festival in Rehoboth. Get ready to have a ghoully good time.

See our full calendar of events for more things to do in the Delaware Beaches.

5 Early Fall Events Happening in the Delaware Beaches in 2021

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Mark Your Calendar for these Early Fall Events in the Delaware Beaches

By Kelsey Thomas

The end of summer sparks a series of fun and exciting events that will take place throughout Delaware Beaches, from Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach to Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Here are our top five events happening in the Delaware Beaches at the start of fall.

Top 5 Early Fall Events in the Delaware Beaches

Aug. 28, 2021: 5th Annual Paddlefest

Spend a day on the water at Delaware Seashore State Park’s 5th Annual Paddlefest. Paddlefest is a four-mile course through the salt marsh creeks of the state park. Along the route, knowledgeable staff members will be stationed to talk about the local wildlife and history, as well as hand out snacks. There will even be a digital course map available for any smart phone. The Paddlefest After-Party will conclude the event, featuring a few food trucks and exhibitors.

Click here to read more about Delaware Seashore State Park.

Sept. 4, 2021: Annual Outdoor Antiques, Vintage & Artisans Fair

Looking to find antique gems, vintage-ware items, and one-of-a-kind art forms? Head on out to the Lewes Historical Society Campus at 110 Shipcarpenter Street to experience the Annual Outdoor Antiques, Vintage & Artisans Fair. This event, put on by the Lewes Historical Society, will feature artisan and vintage dealers, as well as food vendors and music.

Sept. 11, 2021: 43rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

Savor the end of summer in downtown Bethany Beach. The 43rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, hosted by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, will feature a variety of fine artists showcasing their work, which will include paintings, clay, baskets, porcelain, jewelry and much more. There will also be live music and a silent auction sponsored by Jayne’s Reliable that will take place on the Bethany Beach Bandstand from 10 am – 2 pm.

Click here to learn how to visit Bethany Beach without breaking the bank.

Sept. 15 – 19, 2021: 6th Annual Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend

The Rehoboth Beach Bears, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting camaraderie and inclusion, is hosting their biggest flagship event and fundraiser at the Atlantic Sands Hotel & Convention Center. The 6th Annual Rehoboth Beach Bears Weekend will begin with a welcoming dinner Wednesday evening, followed by a series of activities and events throughout the weekend, including an Early Halloween Freak Show and Costume Contest on Friday and performances by LGBT comedian Eric Hahn on Saturday. Reservations must be made through the hotel using group code #10173. There are only 300 spots available so reserve yours today.

Sept. 24, 2021: Craft Beer and Brewery Retreat 

Quench your thirst at Canalside Inn’s Craft Beer and Brewery Retreat in Rehoboth Beach. This 3 day, 2 night excursion will allow you to experience popular Southern Delaware breweries, including Dogfish Head, Big Oyster, Dewey Beer Co., Iron Hill Brewery and others. Not only will you be able to go beer tasting and brewery touring, but you’ll also gain VIP access to Canalside Inn’s Oktoberfest Event held on Sept. 21, 2021.

What I Love About the Delaware Beaches

Local Experts Share What They Love about the Delaware Beaches

By Arielle Patterson

There are so many reasons to love the Delaware Beaches. From the charming cities and towns situated along the ocean and bays, to the tax-free shopping and array of activities and attractions, coastal Delaware has so much to offer both first-time and long-time vacationers. I asked local experts what they love about the Delaware Beaches. Here’s what they had to say.






From left to right: Scott Thomas, Executive Director of Southern Delaware Tourism; Carol Everhart, President/CEO of the Rehoboth-Dewey Chamber of Commerce; Betsy Reamer, Executive Director of the Lewes Chamber of Commerce; and Paul Kuhns, Mayor of the City of Rehoboth.

What do you love most about the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “The friendly vibe, beautiful scenery and small towns. It’s a breath of fresh air when you get here. We’re a collection of small towns, so it’s like you have a continuing charm as you go through the area. Each town has a different personality, but they all have the same charm.”

Carol Everhart: “The variety. You can go from the Quiet Resorts to downtown Rehoboth where you have a boardwalk and open-land beaches. Everything is within 10 miles—the ocean, the bay, fishing and hiking. Just in downtown Rehoboth alone you have over 100 eateries, retail shopping and outlet shopping—all tax free.”

Betsy Reamer: “I moved down here 25 years ago, and I had always lived in metropolitan areas where I had to travel long distances to get to beaches for my vacations. When I moved down here, I got so close to the beaches that I felt like I was on a permanent vacation here. The state has done such a fabulous job of preserving the beaches. So many of them are undeveloped and natural, as you’re driving down the coast from Lewes to Fenwick Island. The beauty is amazing to me. The municipalities have done a good job of keeping the development to a minimum and limiting the sizes of properties, so the sightlines aren’t obstructed.”

Paul Kuhns: “I enjoy walking along the coastline and the abundance of open space we have in coastal Delaware.”

How would you describe life in the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “A bad day here is better than a good day most anywhere else. Life is more enriching from what you’re surrounded by. Whether that’s the water or taking a run, you’re reminded that we’re in a mid-Atlantic paradise.”

Carol Everhart: “This is a resort beach community. It’s leisurely and recreational which makes life light and fun. There are also cultural opportunities, with theaters and the arts.”

Betsy Reamer: “I’ve lived in large metropolitan areas. Right away you realize it’s much more laid back down here. Lewes has been a more year-round town. A lot of our businesses stay open throughout the year.”

Paul Kuhns: “I would describe beach life here as slow and easy.”

What is your favorite thing to do with your family?

Scott Thomas: “Riding bikes on the trails that connect our towns. You can start in Dewey or Rehoboth and go through Gordon’s Pond and Cape Henlopen State Park, then take the Gordon’s Pond Trail to historic Lewes. You can take as many breaks as you want and enjoy the scenery. You can really make a whole day of it.”

Carol Everhart: “This is an amazing area for seniors. My husband and I enjoy any place we can be near the water. We love the water-side dining and outdoor concerts. We also love the nearby vineyard and farmers markets.”

Betsy Reamer: “With my husband, we love to go to all of the cultural events in Lewes. When my grandson visits, we take him to the beach where he can boogie board. He also loves the Seaside Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park.”

Paul Kuhns: “My family enjoys a backyard barbecue. When my nieces and nephews are in town, we head to Funland. This classic boardwalk amusement park is the perfect family-friendly summer fun place.”

What is your favorite “hidden gem” in the Delaware Beaches?

Scott Thomas: “Paddling along the Broadkill River in a kayak is one of my favorites. As you travel inland, you can take your pick of hidden gems. There are some special spots that have been around for a long time such as taking the Woodland Ferry across the Nanticoke River that connects the towns of Bethel and Woodland. Newer hidden gems are popping up as well like the Delaware Botanic Gardens just outside of Dagsboro.”

Carol Everhart: “I love Gordon’s Pond. There’s a wonderful hiking and biking trail to get there. The view, walking down Gordon’s Pond, over the water, is breathtaking. It is nature at its best.”

Betsy Reamer: “I think one thing a lot of people don’t realize when they come here is the variety of cultural activities that take place. The quality of them is every bit as good as a larger metropolitan area. For example, Coastal Concerts has performers that have performed at the Kennedy Center. There are theaters, the Rehoboth Art League, galleries—there’s just so much to do here. Until people live here, they don’t realize there’s a whole cultural landscape here.”

Paul Kuhns: “Cape Henlopen State Park. Rehoboth’s hidden gem is a beautiful state park located at the point where the Delaware River meets the Atlantic. This nature preserve offers something for everyone, from its beaches, trails for biking and hiking, a fishing pier and historic remnants dating back to an earlier time in American history.”

What’s your favorite beach or outdoor attraction to go to and why?

Scott Thomas: “Dewey Beach is close to my heart because I grew up there, spent every summer there and made so many special memories there, and continue to make them.”

Carol Everhart: “I love the concerts at the [Bethany Beach] bandstand. They’re free and have excellent performances there. I also love the free movies and bonfires at Dewey Beach.”

Betsy Reamer: “Cape Henlopen State Park and Lewes beach. I love Lewes beach because I can take my grandson down there. It’s kind of a wave-less beach, which is perfect for him. Cape Henlopen State Park is such an amazing attraction—it’s 5,000 acres of beautifully kept natural landscaping.”

Paul Kuhns: “My favorite place to spend time outside is in Rehoboth Beach. I enjoy walking around town and along our beach and boardwalk.”

Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale-Rehoboth Beach

The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center announces the Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale from Wednesday, May 12 – Sunday, May 16, 2021.

The sale runs from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (store hours may vary.) It is a weekend for deals and fabulous finds! Shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Route One has never offered more merchandise at bargain prices!  Don’t forget – TAX FREE!!! Info: 302-227-2233.

Location for shopping is downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

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Spend Your Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Spring Break is the perfect time of year for all ages to visit Rehoboth Beach. Whether you’re a family with children, a group of teenagers or young adults, this coastal destination has something for every interest. You’ll find countless things to do during your spring break vacation in Rehoboth Beach.

Click here to read about tips for planning a spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

Things to Do this Spring Break in Rehoboth Beach

Here are some of our suggestions on things to do during spring break in Rehoboth Beach.

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Attend a Local Festival and Event

From late February to mid-April, Rehoboth Beach has plenty of events. There’s sure to be something happening during your spring break vacation. Mark your calendar for one of the food festivals, arts and crafts shows, races and more.

Spend the Day at a Local State Park

Everyone knows that Rehoboth Beach is famous for its sandy coastline, but did you know that the city offers plenty of outdoor activities away from the beach? Visit one of the local parks for hiking, biking, kayaking and more. Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park are perfect destinations for some fun in the great outdoors.

Click here to read more about outdoor adventure in Rehoboth Beach.

Cast a Line for Flounder

Rehoboth Beach is an angler’s paradise year-round. However, spring is when flounder start biting again. Head to a dock along the bay or ocean where you can reel in one of the species of fish that call these waters their home. You can also rent a boat or go on a fishing charter for a longer excursion.

Click here to read more about fishing in Rehoboth Beach.

Have a Meal Outside

When the weather warms up, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible outside. Rehoboth Beach has a number of restaurants with outdoor patio seating and several that are right on the water. Enjoy the fresh seafood catch of the day while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean or inland bays.

Click here to read more about outdoor dining in Rehoboth Beach.

Toast to Your Spring Break

Spring breakers age 21 and older will love having a beer, wine or cocktail at one of Rehoboth Beach’s local bars, breweries or wine bars. Many of these locations have outdoor seating so you can enjoy your drink in the sunshine.

Click here to read about the Delaware Beach’s local libations.

Camping near Rehoboth Beach

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Spend a Night Under the Stars in Rehoboth Beach

When you visit Rehoboth Beach, you have plenty of options for overnight accommodations. The most common choices are hotels in Rehoboth Beach or Rehoboth Beach rental properties. Away from the hustle and bustle of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and resort area, you can find a more natural setting to spend the night in.

Near Rehoboth Beach, you’ll find plenty of campsites to accommodate everything from simple tents to luxury RVs. Or, choose to stay in a cottage, wood cabin or another rustic home during your camping trip. Here are our favorite campgrounds near Rehoboth Beach.

Campgrounds near Rehoboth Beach

These campgrounds are just a few miles away from Rehoboth Beach. When you aren’t catching some sleep under the stars, take advantage of the hiking trails, fishing, swimming and other activities available.

Big Oaks Campground

Open from May 1 to Oct. 1, Big Oaks Campground is conveniently located in Rehoboth Beach. This family-friendly campground is a hub for activity during the camping season. Take part in friendly competitions, splash in the pool, create art, sing karaoke and dance to live music and DJs. The park also boasts a playground, game room, camp store, shuttle service, picnic tables, fire rings and much more.

Big Oaks offers three types of camping sites: tent camping, pop-up and full hook-up. Bring your own tent or drive your RV to Big Oaks for an overnight stay. For something more comfortable, rent a cabin or mobile home. These have more amenities including air conditioning, kitchen appliances, beds and more.

Big Oaks Campground

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Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park is a five-acre park located in nearby Lewes. The park became one of the nation’s first public spaces and has drawn visitors from all over searching for outdoor adventure. Hunt, swim or explore the miles of trails at the park.

Cape Henlopen State Park also boasts over 150 camp sites that can accommodate RVs and tents, many with two-point hook-ups. In addition to those sites, there are 12 cabins available for rent year-round that feature an outdoor spigot, communal bathhouse and outdoor fire ring.

Click here to read more about Cape Henlopen State Park.

Delaware Seashore State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park receives millions of visitors every year looking to take advantage of the park’s outdoor recreation. The state park is situated along 6.5 miles of undeveloped coastline, making it the perfect locale for a peaceful camping trip. There are two waterfront campgrounds at Delaware Seashore State Park, one on each side of the Indian Ricer Inlet. These can accommodate both tents and RVs.

The North Inlet campsites feature three-point hook-ups for electricity, water and sewage while the South Inlet campsites are standard with no hook-ups. Both campsites also house bathhouses and laundry facilities. They are conveniently located to the park’s trails, camp store, restaurants, bait and tackle shop, and the Indian River Life-Saving Station.

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Outdoor Adventure in the Delaware Beaches

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Explore the Delaware Beaches’ Great Outdoors

A vacation to the Delaware Beaches is, of course, the perfect setting for lounging in the sand and splashing in the waves. Aside from the beach, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island and Lewes offer several other experiences for outdoor exploration. These are a great way to connect with family, friends and the area’s natural environment.

Outdoor Adventure in the Delaware Beaches

Here are some ways to have an outdoor adventure in Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Fenwick Island and Lewes.

Take a Guided Tour

There’s no better way to experience coastal Delaware’s more natural settings than on a guided tour. These knowledgeable guides can take you to new locales where you can learn more about the history and ecosystem of the area while spotting local wildlife. By foot or by boat, you’ll certainly enjoy getting to see a different side of the Delaware Beaches.

Coastal Kayak offers kayak and paddleboard tours through some of the Delaware coastline’s waterways. Book one of the eco tours to get a closer look at area wildlife and the natural environment.

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Explore Delaware Seashore State Park

Located on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park offers six miles of shoreline perfect for swimming, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, wind surfing, eco tours and more. The Delaware Seashore trail system features several miles of trails just waiting to be explored. There are also two campgrounds, on each side of the Indian River Inlet, for some outdoor adventure after dark.

Hit the Waves with Area Watersports

The Delaware coastline is the perfect destination for thrilling watersports. Whether you choose surfing, jet skiing, paddling, parasailing or one of the other exciting watersports, you’re sure to enjoy your time on the water. The towns within the Delaware Beaches have several sport outfitters in the area that can teach you how to use the equipment before you head out on your own.

Island Watersports has one of the largest selections of rental boats on the Eastern Shore. Find everything you need for a day on the water, including pontoon boats, jet boats, and jet ski rentals. They also offer paddleboards, wake boards, surf boards and more.

Take flight with Dewey Beach Parasail. Reach great heights and get a bird’s-eye view of Dewey Beach and Indian River on one of their parasailing adventures.

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Play a Round of Golf

For more relaxing fun outdoors, play a round of golf on one of the courses near the Delaware Beaches. Lower your handicap on these beautifully designed courses with views that you’ll only find in coastal Delaware.

Bayside Resort Golf Club’s courses boast wide-open fairways, pine trees and marshlands. Bear Trap Dunes offers golfers a coastal escape across 27 holes, perfect for beginners and experts.

The kids will love the thrilling sights and obstacles at the local mini golf courses. Go on a pirate adventure and search for lost treasure at Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf. Or, play 19 holes in mythical Scandinavia with Vikings and a two-headed dragon at Viking Golf & Go-Karts.

Rehoboth Beach Rental Properties

Everything You Need to Know about Vacation Rentals in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is a quaint, oceanfront city that is perfect for a vacation. Known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital,” a trip to Rehoboth Beach is sure to be filled with fun in the water, on the boardwalk and downtown. While there are a number of hotels in Rehoboth Beach, enjoy the comforts of home on your vacation by renting.

When you rent a Rehoboth Beach vacation beach house, cottage, townhouse or condo, you’ll be able to live like a local. Rehoboth Beach vacation rentals are able to sleep plenty of guests and you can even bring your pet, as many rentals in Rehoboth Beach are pet-friendly. Whether you stay in a cozy condo overlooking the water or a large house near the boardwalk, you’re sure to enjoy your trip to Rehoboth even more in your vacation rental.

Rehoboth Beach Communities

Rehoboth Beach is less than two square miles but there are plenty of rentals to choose from by the water, bay and close to downtown Rehoboth. When selecting your vacation rental, keep in mind how you’ll be spending most of your trip so you can find a rental property that is in a conveniently located community.

Rehoboth Avenue, the main street that represents downtown Rehoboth, divides North and South Rehoboth. If it’s out of your budget to stay in an ocean-block vacation property, consider one of the tree-lined neighborhoods near Rehoboth Avenue. Renting near downtown Rehoboth puts you close to some of the area’s best shopping, restaurants and more with easy access to the beach via public transportation.

Rehoboth Beach vacation rentals

South Rehoboth

South Rehoboth is one of the most sought-after rental locations in Rehoboth Beach. South Rehoboth runs from Rehoboth Avenue to Silver Lake, a 45-acre freshwater lake. This area offers close proximity to all of the exciting activities and attractions on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. You’ll be mere walking distance to some of the boardwalk’s best, including Funland, the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand and plenty of eateries and beachside bars. Choose from charming Victorian-style homes or something more modern, as well as condos with a view and plenty of amenities.

North Rehoboth

North of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is where you’ll find charming beach houses and condos. This quaint area is also known as The Pines, named for the vast number of pine trees in the area. North Rehoboth offers renters a bit more privacy while still being in an oceanside location. Trade the beach for a lake for a day when you stay in North Rehoboth. The area is home to Lake Gerar and the beautifully landscaped park.

Henlopen Acres

Just outside of Rehoboth Beach is the seaside community of Henlopen Acres. Henlopen Acres is perfect for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Rehoboth Beach for a more peaceful respite. The rental properties in Henlopen Acres are north of the beach but include amenities, such as a beach club, tennis courts, marina and access to a private beach. The vacation rental homes in Henlopen Acres are perfect for if you’re looking for a getaway in a secluded neighborhood.

North Shores

North of Henlopen Acres is the oceanfront community of North Shores. Many of the homes, townhomes and condos in North Shores are either oceanfront or offer views of the water. Located directly across from Cape Henlopen State Park and Gordons Pond State Park, North Shores are perfect for travelers looking to have some outdoor fun in a natural setting. Those renting a property in North Shores will have access to a private beach, tennis courts, marina and playground.

Vacation Rental Companies in Rehoboth Beach

There are lots of rental companies to choose from when planning your Rehoboth Beach vacation. Seachange Vacation Rentals, Mann & Sons, Inc. Realtors, Long & Foster Vacation Rentals and Vacation Rentals by RE/MAX are some of the best ranked vacation rental agencies in Rehoboth Beach. They offer incredible vacation homes all over the area. Find luxury homes, condo communities with added benefits or more affordable options when searching for a Rehoboth Beach rental property.

Rehoboth Beach vacation homes

Pet-Friendly Rentals in Rehoboth Beach

Don’t leave your pet at home while you enjoy a beach getaway. Several rental companies in Rehoboth Beach, including Jack Lingo Realtor, Long & Foster Vacation Rentals and Seachange Vacation Rentals, have properties that are pet-friendly. Be sure to contact the companies to learn any pet policies and additional fees.

Online Rental Websites

There are also online services for renting vacation properties in Rehoboth Beach. Websites like Flip Key, Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO act as the middle man, connecting potential renters to local property owners.

Tips for Renting in Rehoboth Beach

Here are a few tips to help you when searching for vacation rentals in Rehoboth Beach:

  • Plan to book your vacation rental early. If you’re renting for summer, consider booking as early as October to find the best property.
  • See rental properties from both local agencies and online rental services. Just be sure that the online rental properties have been verified and are legitimate.
  • Prioritize what you want. Are you looking for a budget-friendly rental? Something right on the beach? Or maybe you want to be near the boardwalk. Figure out what you and the people you’re traveling with want the most from your rental property.
  • Research the area where the vacation property is. Figure out in advanced what attractions and activities you’ll be closest to.

Make Rehoboth Beach your second home by staying at a scenic and conveniently-located vacation rental property.

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Planning a Trip to Rehoboth Beach

Everything You Need to Know about Visiting Rehoboth Beach

Known as “The Nation’s Summer Capital,” Rehoboth Beach has been a coastal vacation destination for decades. Families, groups of friends and couples alike come to enjoy fun in the sun at this beach resort town. Between spending a day on the water and heading to Main Street in downtown Rehoboth, there’s so much to do year-round. Rehoboth Beach is the perfect destination for those looking for entertainment, shopping, fun on the water and relaxation.

Things to Do in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is full of activities and attractions that are sure to please every traveler. From walking the popular boardwalk to the quaint tree-lined streets in town, take advantage of all there is to do in Rehoboth Beach.

Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

Featured on National Geographic’s list of the “Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks,” the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk is the epicenter of summer fun. This one-mile boardwalk is brimming with delicious restaurants, beach shops and a mix of nostalgic and modern entertainment. Open year-round, the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk plays host to a number of popular events, including the Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival and Cherry Blossom Festival.

Get Out on the Water in Rehoboth Beach


With the coastline right at your feet, there are many opportunities for some fun on the water when you visit Rehoboth Beach. Hit the waves on a surf board or take to the sky while parasailing.

Kayaking, and standup paddleboarding are the best ways to explore the Rehoboth Beach oceanfront. Get up close and person with the local ecosystems and paddle beside the aquatic life. You can also spot wildlife like whales and dolphins on a relaxing boat tour.

For those looking for a little more thrill, rent a watercraft such as a jet ski. Nothing will boost your adrenaline like the sea air hitting your face as you fly across the water.

Golfing in Rehoboth Beach

There’s more outdoor fun to be had that’s not in the water. The golf courses near Rehoboth Beach provide an experience like no other. The acclaimed courses take advantage of the picturesque natural setting of the Delaware coastline. Anyone from beginners to seasoned players will love going teeing up on these golf courses.

Click here to read more about golfing in the Delaware Beaches.

Family Fun in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is known for being a pristine, family-friendly beach, but the fun doesn’t stop once you leave the sand. There are plenty of amusement parks and other attractions that both adults and kids will love.

Ride one of the many amusement rides or play one of the old-fashioned carnival games at Funland. Splash the day away at Jungle Jim’s, Delaware’s largest waterpark. Let the kids race down waterslides while you float your cares away in the lazy river.

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Rehoboth Beach Nightlife

As day turns to night, the fun doesn’t stop in Rehoboth Beach and nearby Dewey Beach. From music festivals and concerts to cocktails at a laid-back bar, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach offer plenty of fun after dark.

If you’re looking for live music, the local bars offer many genres. Have drinks on a patio while talented bands and artists perform pop, rock and more inside or onstage. There are also a number of restaurants that are open to satisfy any late-night cravings. Enjoy a glass of wine while indulging in some after-hours eats.

Exploring Delaware’s State Parks


Rehoboth Beach is home to both the Indian River Marina and the Delaware Seashore State Parks. Delaware Seashore State Park has miles of trails and shoreline to explore. Head out on the scenic land trails by foot, bike or atop a horse. Launch a kayak to capture photos of the natural setting.

Just north of the Delaware Seashore State Park is the Indian River Marina. The marina is the perfect place to fish year-round. You’ll be just close by to the Atlantic Ocean and the bays.

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Shopping in Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach, and Delaware in general, are a prime place to shop because shopping is tax-free in the state. Shopping in Rehoboth Beach makes for the perfect activity day or night, rain or shine.

In a coastal town like Rehoboth Beach, it’s easy to find beach apparel, accessories and necessities as well as souvenirs to remember your vacation. You can find all this and more by visiting some of the shops along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.

Outlet Shopping in Rehoboth Beach

Located on Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach, the Tanger Outlets are a hot spot for both locals and visitors looking to shop until they drop. The shopping center is made up of three sections, Surfside, Bayside and Seaside, that are filled with brand-name retailers offering merchandise at a discount. Find apparel, accessories, specialty stores and more at the Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach. Utilize the convenient free shuttle that will take you between all three locations.

Shopping in Downtown Rehoboth Beach

A shopping excursion in downtown Rehoboth is not complete without visit the Penny Lane Mall. This open-air mall has a number of shops ranging from boutiques to well-known retailers. Be sure to explore each nook of this charming alley to discover one-of-a-kind finds.

Just off Rehoboth Beach Main Street you’ll find fresh produce and locally-made arts and crafts at the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market. Open from May–October, with seasonal markets in November and December, the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market showcases over 40 vendors, live music, story-time for children and cooking demonstrations.

Rehoboth Beach Restaurants

Rehoboth Beach’s laid-back atmosphere extends beyond the beach and into its restaurants. Find classic beach eats like Thrasher’s French Fries, ice cream, salt water taffy and more on the boardwalk. You can also enjoy kid-friendly fare, bar bites and other classic dishes at a number of restaurants both on and off the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk.


Those looking for something more upscale will find that there are several restaurants offering gourmet cuisine prepared by world-class chefs. Many of the restaurants in Rehoboth Beach believe in serving food that is farm-to-table, meaning you’ll get ingredients locally-sourced straight from area farms.

Since Rehoboth Beach is right on the coast, you can expect area restaurants to serve the freshest seafood. Succulent seafood such as crabs, clams, shrimp, oysters and more are served in different styles. Indulge in traditional dishes like raw oysters and crabs seasoned with Old Bay, or see what else Rehoboth Beach chefs are creating using local seafood.

Dine with a view of the Atlantic Ocean or at a secluded table in a dimly lit cottage-style restaurant. Whatever setting you choose, it will be complemented by fantastic meal.

Hotels in Rehoboth Beach

The hotels in Rehoboth Beach can offer comfort, convenience to local attractions, views of the Atlantic Ocean and so much more. There’s a hotel for every type of traveler with accommodations and amenities that are sure to wow you.

Looking to save when staying in Rehoboth Beach? There are also many hotels that offer affordable deals throughout the year. Take advantage of hotel packages that can save you money and get you discounts to area restaurants, shops and attractions.

Don’t forget your four-legged friends when you visit Rehoboth Beach. A number of hotels are pet-friendly meaning you and man’s best friend can both enjoy this beach getaway.

Whether you choose to spend your day relaxing on the pristine, family-friendly beach and boardwalk or get out and explore downtown Rehoboth and the surrounding area, you’re sure to enjoy your time in Rehoboth Beach.