Forget Cape Code or the Shore and travel to Rehoboth Beach this summer. Located on the Atlantic Coast, this quaint seaside town in Delaware is home to some of the clearest water and cleanest beaches in the U.S.. Rehoboth Beach travel is a popular pastime for those fleeing the heat in Washington D.C., Maryland and inland Delaware. Visitors will be happy to spend the day hanging out on the beach or strolling along the boardwalk, which is home to all sorts of charming (tax-free!) shops, restaurants and games. What’s more, gay travelers will find that there is also a thriving gay scene near Queen Street on the so-called Poodle Beach. In the evening, visitors are invited to try out any one of great eateries along the boardwalk or to make their own meals with fruits and veggies from the local farmer’s market. Let our Rehoboth Beach travel guide lead the way.
Things Not To Miss in Rehoboth Beach
• Buy locally grown goods at the Farmer’s Market held every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m.
• Down a few brews at the Dogfish Head pub on Rehoboth Avenue
• Stroll along the boardwalk and check out the city’s many shops
• Hike, camp or hang out at the beach in Cape Henlopen State Park, home to the WWII military base, Fort Miles
• Work on your backhand at the Rehoboth Beach tennis courts on the beach’s northern tip
• Catch a concert at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, site of a summer concert series that starts in June
• If you’re visiting in the fall, take part in the annual Sea Witch Festival in October or catch a show at the Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival
• Visit local sites on the National Historic Registry like Avery’s Rest Site, a 17th-century plantation, or the Warrington Site, a 1900-year-old Native American cultural site
When to Go to Rehoboth Beach
Its location along the Atlantic Ocean means Rehoboth Beach experiences a mild subtropical climate year-round. Winters are mild while summer temperatures can be as low as 70 degrees or reach into the upper 80s depending on the day. Meanwhile, those visiting in July may see nearly five inches of rain during the visit. Even so, 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.