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.
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 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 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