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Below is a list of fun...family activities located
throughout the resort area.
For a complete list of calendar of events, click here.
There are more than 100 Antique stores throughout Sussex County. Maps and brochures can be picked up at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, located at 501 Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
There are many unique art galleries and studios located throughout the resort area. Browse them for that one-of-a-kind piece of artwork or gift.
Area attractions include: NEW Mile Long Boardwalk, Water & Nature Cruises, Parks, Dolphin and Whale Watching (Fisherman's Wharf), Ferry Ride & Crossing (Cape May-Lewes Ferry), Shuttle Tours (Jolly Trolley of Rehoboth Beach).
Concerts and other musical events are held during the summer season at the Bandstand on Rehoboth Avenue. For schedule of events & infomation, call 302-644-2288. Check local newspapers for notices of special events.
With the goal of encouraging physical activity and recreation, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Walkable Bikeable Delaware and Sussex Outdoors has partnered with the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce to offer Beach Feet on the Go!
To participate and qualify for prizes, register and enter your MINUTES of activity. The program duration is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Prizes will be awarded to the top 100 participants annually with the highest number of minutes. Winners receive a Delaware State Park annual pass (for the upcoming year; one per family). Click here to register and enter your mintues!
There are many opportunities for cycling in the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and the surrounding area. Bicycles can be rented for the family to enjoy a pleasant outing. Riding on the Rehoboth Boardwalk can be done from May 15 to September 15 between 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM only. For additional information call 302-227-6181 or 302-227-2233.
The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a crushed stone trail that runs between Kings Highway/Gills Neck Road in Lewes to Hebron Road in Rehoboth Beach and is a 5.2-mile one-way trail that is flat and easy. Parking access is either from the Wolfe Neck Road lot or the parking lot behind the Seaside Tanger Outlet. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com. The Gordon's Pond Trail connects to the Junction and Breakwater Trail.
The Bicycle Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park is a 3.5 mile paved loop trail through the park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the opportunity to explore the "walking dunes". The trail passes thru Fort Miles, open year round for special events and tours, to see guns and fire control towers from WW II.
For cyclists desiring a longer ride, Sussex Cyclists (a local cycling group) leads day and evening rides from 11 to 50 miles mostly through rural Sussex County roads. Visitors are welcome to participate. Information is available at www.sussexcyclists.org or by calling 302-945-3360. All riders must wear approved helmets and carry liquid adequate for the ride. Cue sheets for the rides are available on the web site. For your safety, please drive carefully. (Note: bikers are asked to obey all laws governing motor vehicles.)
For information on Bicycle Route 1 (a north-south route the length of Delaware) and Delaware Bicycling Maps, contact the Delaware Dept. of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at 302-760-2509 or visit www.deldot.net
Also visit www.bikeatthebeach.com for a biking map by DELDOT.
Back road Bicycling and Auto Tours: The Southern Delaware Heritage Trail connects rivers, scenic drives, local heritage and historic sites, country inns, bed and breakfasts motels and antiquing. The loop trail is marked by signs which connect several historic towns west of Delaware's beach resorts. The trail route provides 130 miles of connecting trails for cyclists and more than 70 miles of scenic country roads for motorists who like to venture off the beaten path.
The Delaware Department of Transportation has translated a Bicycle Safety brochure into several languages. Please click here to access the various translated brochures.
Please contact the following businesses for Bike Rentals, Sales, & Repairs:
Noted birdwatching sites include: Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in Frankford, Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park-Gordon's Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, and Trap Pond State Park in Laurel.
Also visit the American Birding Association website, www.aba.org
Voted Top 10 Boardwalks in 2007 & 2009 by Sherman's Travel and by National Geographic in 2011. The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is one mile of eateries, games, shops and hotels. Vehicles, skateboards, roller skates and inline skates prohibited. Bikes allowed only 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., May 15 through September 15. Dogs allowed only October 1 through April 30. Sleeping and changing of clothes prohibited.
All motorboats launched from tidal access areas administered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife must be registered in Delaware. Ramp certificates cost $35 and must be purchased from the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 302-739-9916.
The Rehoboth and Delaware Bays offer excellent conditions for small boating, sailing and water skiing. Boating and water skiing information can be obtained from any of our marinas. Sailboat rentals are available in many areas in Dewey Beach and in Lewes. Don't forget ocean kayaking.
Rentals - For rentals and school call:
Check out FREE Tuesday and Wednesday Night Bonfires on Dewey Beach! Click here for dates and times.
Check out the Chamber's Calendar of Events page for events happening in the resort area. Check back often...the list is updated on a regular basis.
Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center sponsored events:
Naturalist-led canoe outings are regularly offered through several of the state parks. More than seven miles of canoe trails run through the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Ocean and Marsh Kayaking is also popular in Dewey Beach on the bay or ocean.
Clams and crabs can be found in special locations around Rehoboth Bay and Love Creek. It is best to check with the bait and tackle stores for the right bait and equipment. For information about proper locations and prohibited shellfish areas, contact the Delaware Natural Resources & Environmental Control Enforcement Section at 302-735-2960.
Also contact Crab Claw Adventures at 302-260-4347.
During late July through early October. Dolphins can often be spotted just off-shore along the coast.
A variety of entertainment can be found in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The amusements on the Boardwalk offer fun for everyone, particularly the young. Throughout the area there are waterslides, go-carts and other sports activities for all ages. For night time activities, check the Restaurant section of the local newspapers for cocktail lounges and entertainment, and the Theater section for movie listings.
Whether in a car making a connection with New Jersey or on a walk-on round trip for the voyage itself, visitors to this area should take advantage of the opportunity to take a scenic trip across the wide mouth of the Delaware Bay. Also check out zoo and family fun cruises. Crossing takes about one hour and fifteen minutes one way. For information, call 1-800-64-FERRY or visit www.cmlf.com.
We offer some of the best surf and deep sea fishing to be found along the East Coast. Fishing is also excellent in the Indian River Inlet area, Rehoboth Bay and Delaware Bay. Any bait and tackle shop will be happy to help you plan a fishing outing to suit your needs.
A children's fishing bridge is a popular spot on Lake Gerar in downtown Rehoboth Beach. (Please note: The step-down Lake Gerar fishing pier is open year round and there is no charge to use).
Division of Parks and Recreation Surf Fishing Beaches include Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park.
A fishing license is required in Delaware for those over 16. For additional information on fishing licensing or regulations, contact the DE Division of Fish and Wildlife at 302-739-9918 or visit www.fw.delaware.gov. For fishing locations, call 302-739-9914. You may also view/download general informtion regarding Fishing Licensing Information here. Also visit, www.Delaware-Surf-Fishing.com for additional information and updates.
There is a four-wheel drive vehicular license requirement for all state-owned beaches. For more information call 302-739-9220.
Charter boats available from:
Tunas and tuna-like fish, billfish, and certain sharks are the speed champions, reaching 50 miles per hour in shorts bursts. Most strong swimmers speeds range from 5 to 10.
Go Karts are available at:
There are numerous public & private golf courses in Southern Delaware.
For the aspiring golfer, check out the junior golf lessons and programs at:
REHOBOTH BEACH: Beach access ramps & platforms located at Philadelphia Street, Maryland Avenue, and at the Henlopen Hotel at the very north end of the Boardwalk. Persons with disabilities can enjoy accessibility to the beach through use of "beach wheels," wheel chairs which are designed specifically for beach use. Beach wheelchairs are available at the First Aid Station at Baltimore Avenue. Some beach chairs are available at the blue shacks at Maryland & Laurel Avenues off the Boardwalk. For more information contact City Hall at 302-227-2400. Handicapped restrooms are located at Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.
DEWEY BEACH: Handicapped beach chairs are available from the Dewey Beach lifeguards. To reserve a chair between May 15th-September 15th, call the Lifesaving Station at 302-227-6365. To reserve a chair between September 16th-May 14th, call Town Hall at 302-227-6363.
Wheel chair rentals available at:
Those persons driving vehicles with a valid handicap plate or permit are required to pay for parking meters and parking permits while the meters and permits are in effect. For more information call 302-227-6181.
Also see History.
Contact Cape Henlopen State Park at 645-8983 (off season only; must bring your own horse) or Delaware Seashore State Park at 302-227-2800. Several privately owned & operated facilities throughout the area.
Regulated hunting is permitted throughout many parks and on several private tracts-acres of prime territory for waterfowl, deer, and small game. For information on hunting licensing, regulations or locations, contact the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife located at 89 Kings Highway Dover, DE 19901, 302-739-9910, www.fw.delaware.gov.
Allowed on beach before 10:00 AM and after 5:00 PM on weekdays, after 5:30 PM on weekends.
Contact East of Maui Surf Shop at 302-227-4703 or visit www.eastofmaui.com.
Go to Lighthouses.
Contact Dewey Beach Parasail at 877-FLY-DEWEY or 302-227-9507.
Also see Playgrounds.
The restored building located at 501 Rehoboth Avenue serves as the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Office and Visitors Center. Maps, brochures and resort area information can be found on the exterior loading platform. State park passes & City of Rehoboth parking passes (seasonal) can be purchased at the Visitors Center as well as area mementos. Ask staff to get the ceiling train rolling for you. Staff is available year round. Monday-Friday from 9AM-5PM and abbreviated hours on the weekend. Quarters for the meters (seasonal) are also available at the Visitors Center. For more information, call 302-227-6446.
REHOBOTH BEACH GOES GREEN! In May of 2012, as part of its “Beach Blooms” initiative, the City of Rehoboth Beach, in partnership with Envirotech, Inc. installed its first demonstration rain garden in support of the Center for Inland Bays “1000 Rain Gardens for the Bays” project to show citizens that functional can be pretty and that anyone can play a part in protecting our inland bays, lakes and
All agree that rainwater is good, but as it runs off roofs, sidewalks and parking lots, it collects oil, grease and other pollutants and carries them directly into our water bodies. A rain garden is a “garden with a mission” and by its design and use of native plantings, it can filter those impurities from the stormwater before it enters the storm drain and
ultimately into our lakes, streams and bays. Please stop by City Hall at 229 Rehoboth Avenue to see the finished product and pick up a “how to” brochure. For more information, contact City Commissioner Lorraine Zellers at 302-227-6181.
The Resort Area hosts numerous races, marathons and triathlons during the year. Visit the Chamber's Calendar of Events page for submitted individual race listings.
Enjoy both small town unique & specialty shopps plus factory outlets. Shopping areas are located in downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, and along Route One. All purchases in Delaware are TAX FREE.
Plus, mark your calendars for the annual Resort Area Spring and Fall Sidewalk Sales!
Enjoy a narrated tour of the beautiful resort community! Various options are available to "see" the area…on foot, by boat, by bus, or by trolley. Opportunities are offered by the following businesses: Jolly Trolley, Fisherman's Wharf and Cape Water Taxi.
For skateboarding lessons and retail, contact:
Also check out www.eumcrb.org/sk8 for information on the skating area at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach.
Dewey Beach is host to several skim championships. For more info, visit www.skimusa.org.
For skimboarding camps and retail, contact:
Stand Up Paddling adventures/instruction.
Surfboard riding is available on the Atlantic Ocean near Indian River Inlet on Route One, south of Dewey Beach. School/lessons for surfing available from:
Ocean swimming can be found anywhere along our 30 miles of Delaware beaches. You will find patrolled beaches for your protection in Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, Bethany Beach and portions of Delaware State Park.
Tennis courts can be found at (note: fees may apply at some locations):
Also check out the FREE Monday Night Movies on Dewey Beach! Click here for times and movie schedule.
Buses - Distance
The First State Webfooters Walking club, year round walking event (Year Round Walk) is held from January 15 through December 15. The start and finish point for the walk is at the Sussex Family YMCA (105 Church Street, Rehoboth Beach). For information call 302-945-2020 or 302-697-1191.
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society also has a Walking Tour that begins with the Anna Hazzard Museum located at 17 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach. Call 302-227-7310 for more information.
The Grove Park Running & Walking Club hosts year-round runs/walks every Tuesday. The group meets at 6PM at the Grove Park parking located in downtown Rehoboth Beach. All ages and abilities welcome. More info at www.seashorestriders.com/content/grove-club
Visit our Wedding/Group Resources page.
Windsurfing coaching/adventures, contact:
last updated 1/7/16