Rehoboth Beach Hotels Oceanfront

Yes, Rehoboth Beach Hotels Oceanfront is the best way to enjoy Rehoboth Beach for sure! But why head to Rehoboth? This charming, 1-square-mile city is a popular getaway on the mid-Atlantic coast. Rehoboth Beach gets very busy in the peak summer season.

The area's main attractions include the clean shoreline and the mile-long boardwalk and this small city attracts just about everyone: from families on summer vacation to a large and thriving LGBT community, as well as vacationers just looking for a laid-back locale to soak up some sun.  

Enjoy strolling along the boardwalk, with lots of tax free shops, restaurants and games. Gay travelers will find that there is also a thriving gay scene near Queen Street on the so-called Poodle Beach. In the evening enjoy eating at any one of great eateries along the boardwalk or head to the local farmer’s market for fresh fruits and veggies. Let our Rehoboth Beach travel guide lead the way.

Rehoboth DE Weather – When to Visit

The best time of year to visit Rehoboth Beach is between May 15 and September 15 when the town’s summer season is in full swing or in the early fall, when the town is much quieter but there are a lot of full of fun things to do. The area itself as a year-round destination, but it is the best in the summer months when visitors and locals alike can take full advantage of the beach and boardwalk. Summer sees the largest crowds and hottest temperatures (in the mid- to upper 80s), but it also welcomes a rain shower or two. After Labor Day, travelers will find fewer crowds and fairly pleasant fall temperatures, ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 70s. Although you'll get lower room rates, some attractions will be closed or operate on more limited hours after the summer season. Delaware winters see cold weather dipping into the mid to low 30s.

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Rohoboth Beach & Boardwalk

It's what sun worshippers and beach bums come for: the shore. It can get crowded during peak season (May to August), but the sands are clean and the waves are typically calm, making it a very family-friendly beach. The beach is backed by a mile-long boardwalk that's packed with shops, restaurants and bars. The boardwalk is not as long as other in the area, but with the variety of local businesses, visitors will never run out of things to do.

The beach is free to visit and is easy to reach from many access points, but the beach is off-limits between 1 and 5 a.m. each day for safety reasons. Lifeguards patrol the beach inside the city limits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and until 5:30 p.m. on weekends. If you drive, you'll have to pay for parking, which will cost $2 per hour, or by purchasing a parking permit that ranges from $10 during the week to $15 over the weekend. Extended parking permits are also available. 

Best Rehoboth Beach Tours & Activities

Evening Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay

This guided paddleboarding excursion offers a unique way to experience the sunset on the Delaware Bay. After receiving instruction and being outfitted with safety gear, you’ll take to the waters for this evening tour, which may include a glimpse of the Kalmar Nyckel replica ship and dolphin spotting. Depending on the tide and wind conditions, excursions may be conducted on the calmer Broadkill River in nearby Milton, DE. Learn more about the Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay.

Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Active travelers will want to paddle around Rehoboth Bay with this 2-person, tandem kayak rental option. Glide through the waters as you take in the scenic landscape and spot the local wildlife. The calm bay is suited for beginner and experienced kayakers. Paddles and lifejackets are provided, and tips for first-timers are also offered. Learn more about the Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay.

Evening Kayak Excursion – Rehoboth Bay

Learn the basics of kayaking with an ACA Certified Kayak Instructor while enjoying an evening 75 minute guided kayak excursion on the Rehoboth Bay. Paddle along the shallow waterways while birds soar above. Look for Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron and Bald Eagles that frequent the area. Paddle next to Thompson Island, where ancient burial grounds are protected by the state park. Soak up the evening sun and feel the breeze on your skin as you paddle along on this excursion designed for beginners or recreational experiences. Sunset excursions tend to be cooler than daytime excursions in the summer. Learn more about the Evening Kayak Excursion on Rehoboth Bay.

2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Make your own adventure with this stand-up paddleboard rental in Rehoboth Bay. Whether you are brand-new to the sport or an experienced paddler, you’ll enjoy cruising on the calm water of the bay and taking in sights of the local wildlife. This rental option is perfect for independent travelers. Learn more about the 2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach

Parasailing is a MUST DO if you are visiting the Delaware Beaches! Come fly with us and experience the views of a lifetime along the beautiful Delaware Shore! We run trips every hour, and each group flies approximately 8-10 minutes. Learn more about the 1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach.

Best Rehoboth Beach Restaurants

Seed Eatery $11 – 30

Their kitchen is free from gluten, sugar, eggs, and dairy, and also includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options. They partner with local farms to provide the best quality food which is packed with the highest amount of flavor and nutritional value. Our goods are made with organic and non-GMO ingredients, without coloring or preservatives. Telephone: 302-313-5981 Web: Seed Eatery

La Fable Over $30
La Fable

La Fable offers traditional French cuisine with a bohemian Parisian street cafe flair. Enjoy an early meal or cocktail during Leve-Tot, for an intimate dinner with friends, or to enjoy a late night rendezvous at their “piano” bar. Telephone: 302-227-8510 Web: La Fable

Henlopen City Oyster House $11 – 30

They serve locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. The meats we prepare are raised, right here, in Delaware. They source regional seafood markets to ensure fresh, delicious seafood. Telephone: 302-260-9193 Web: Henlopen City Oyster House

Salt Air $11 – 30

Salt Air offers farm to table fresh cuisine, an upscale atmosphere, and great hospitality. Check out their locally inspired menu featuring fresh seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, and organic meats and poultry. Telephone: 302-227-3744 Web: Salt Air

Shorebreak Lodge $11 – 30

Open Year round, Beach side restaurant serving locally sourced seafood, produce, and meats. Ocean and Farm to table cuisine, extensive wine by the glass or by the ounce list. Telephone: 302-227-1007 Web: Shorebreak Lodge

Best Rehoboth Beach Bars

Crooked Hammock Brewery

The Crooked Hammock Brewery, Restaurant and Backyard Beer Garden offers easy going, flavorful craft beer and backyard cookout to Lewes, Delaware. Telephone: 302-644-7837 Web: Crooked Hammock Brewery

Blackwall Hitch

Blackwall Hitch is a coastally inspired concept that creates a local connection. Here you’ll find seasonally driven and locally sourced food and spirits, great local music and the area’s friendliest staff and patrons. Telephone: 302-226-0550 Web: Blackwall Hitch

The Swell Tiki Bar & Grill

The Swell Tiki Bar & Grill in Rehoboth Beach is the place to go for great nightlife, entertainment and food, This bar and grill was established by 2 women and is gay friendly and offers live entertainment and dancing Friday, Saturdays and Sundays. Telephone: 302-227-9355 Web: The Swell Tiki Bar & Grill

Delmarva Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours

This 4 hour full service tour gives you a safe way to sample craft beers, award-winning wines, and/or handcrafted spirits as we journey along the Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trail of Southern Delaware. You’ll enjoy samplings while learning about key processes and ingredients, and best of all, you can drink, relax and leave the driving to them! Telephone: 302-260-9008 Web: Delmarva Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours

Rehoboth Ale House

The selective craft beer lists on our 20 drought lines, their extensive bottle and can list, and the cocktail and wine menus will be the highlight for passionate liquid followers. The finer pub-grub style food menu will keep everyone satisfied. Telephone: 302-278-7433 Web: Rehoboth Ale House

Best Rehoboth Beach Hotels Oceanfront


  1. Lisa

    Rehoboth looks like a really enjoyable destination. It is nice to know that it is so accessible, being on the mid-Atlantic coast. Why are the shops tax-free on the beach? Are they all tax-free in Delaware, or does the city have a tax-free zone near the beach? I really like the photo you chose to represent the beach at the top of the page. It calls to me much more than the busy photos that show the beaches full. Since the beaches are closed and patrolled at night, how early do the beaches fill up in the mornings? I’d probably want to visit them early before they get too hot and crowded in the afternoon.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      That’s right Lisa, the state does not impose state or local tax on the sale of goods 🙂  Thanks for visiting my Rehoboth Beach Hotels Oceanfront guide.

  2. Aparna

    What a great article. I have to appreciate all the research you have done. You have suggested some of the best destinations one can find. 

    Parasailing is the favorite sport of my adventure-obsessed family. The kids especially love it. We just drag along and do the needful because we are supposed to be adventurous too. But an adventure at Dewey Beach sounds like a great vacation idea. 

    Thank u so much for all this information. 



    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, sounds like you and your family would enjoy Dewey Beach if you like parasailing.  Glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

  3. Venche

    This summer I’m planning to go to a great hotel that’s near to a beach. I never been to Maryland so it would be great to visit it & experience new things, Which one of these hotels is more highly recommended? I did like hyat but I think the boardwalk is closer to the beach.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I like the Surf Club Oceanfront Hotel the best.  I guess it is just personal preference.  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

  4. Jean

    Whoaaaa! reading this makes me feel so excited to travel once again, I have always been a beach/island person. I have some family in Delaware that lives a few mins walk from Rehoboth Beach, normally the beach is quite packed and the boardwalk is filled with some great shops. 

    I love the look of the Surf Club Oceanfront hotel, it seems likes it’s a distance from the hustle and bustle and does offer some quiet time and relaxation alongside a gorgeous view. Amenities include an outdoor area for BBQ which is a plus for me and the rates are very reasonable.

    This is definitely on my shortlist for my next trip to Delaware. Take care!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great!  And you are right, it does get pack on Rehoboth Beach.  Going off season is the best, but sometimes it is fun to mingle with the crowds and people watch 🙂  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  5. LineCowley

    One does not often see that there are beach destinations that are good for people that are part of the LGBT community, so Rehoboth sounds like a very good destination if you are part of the LGBT community. You mention that the beach is off-limits between 1am and 5am, so do guards actually patrol the beach and send people away if they are on the beach? 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, the beaches are patrolled.  I know here where I live it is the same way.  There are police to make sure people stay off the beaches at night.  Makes sense for sure.  Thanks for visiting my Rehoboth Beach Hotels Oceanfront guide.


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