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Awards & Recognitions


The Resort Area of Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach, Delaware has received numerous awards over the years. In addition, the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center has received awards.

Resort Area Awards & Recognitions

  • Rehoboth Beach featured in "11 Mid-Atlantic Small Towns That'll Charm Your Socks Off" article.  March 2017 by  View Article.
  • Resort Area featured in USA Today, "Climate, friendly businesses make Delaware beaches a year-round destination".  March 6, 2017.  View ArticleView PDF File of Article.
  • Top Value Reviews' list of Top 30 Greatest Small Beach Towns on the East Coast -- Dewey Beach, ranked 28th, was cited as a "high-end beach town destination that seems as if it has come straight out of a classic beach movie --restaurants and dance clubs overflow after dark".  August 2016
  • Coastal Living Magazine Rehoboth Beach Area Awards:
    - Best Place to See Live Music on the Coast
    - Best Beach in the USA
    - Best Beach Boardwalk
    - Happiest Seaside Town, April 2016
    - Best Beach Boardwalk Food
  • Readers of Coastal Style Magazine voted the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Fetival a "Best Of" winner for 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach named as one of the Best States to Retire 2015 by  View Link and Article.  July, 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach was choosen as "Favorite Beach" by radio station Eagle 97.7's Petch & Amy's 1st Annual Local Awards.  May, 2015.
  • Named Rehoboth Beach One of the Fourteen Best Small Beach Towns in America.  View Link.  May, 2015.
  • Delaware Named Third Most Bike Friendly State in Country by the League of American Bicyclists.  View Article.  May, 2015.
  • Family Vacation Critic names Rehoboth Beach one of the 2015 Ten Best Beaches for Families....Again!  View Article.  April, 2015.
  • Rehoboth Beach named #4 in the USA Today's 10Best Reader's Choice for Best Coastal Small Towns.  View Link and Article.  March, 2015.
  • Sea Witch Festival named one of 10 Best Fall Beach Festivals for Families.  View Article.  September, 2014.
  • The Historic Lewes Farmers' Market (#70) and the Rehoboth Beach Farmers' Market (#71) were named to the Top 101 Farmers' Markets in America.  View Article.  Summer, 2014.
  • For the second year in a row Dewey Beach has been named a Superstar Beach by the National Resources Defense Council.  View Article.  July, 2014.
  • Rehoboth Beach named as one of the Best Family Beaches on East Coast.  View ArticleMay 2014.
  • The Delaware Shore was selected by "Where to Retire" magazine as one of "America's 100 Best Places to Retire."  September, 2013.
  • Coastal Living Magazine names Rehoboth Beach as as a one of their 10 Great Coastal Boardwalks.  June, 2013.  View Article.
  • NerdWallet Travel names Rehoboth Beach as part of their top 10 Family-Freindly Beach Towns.  June 11, 2013.  View Article.
  • FlipKey names Rehoboth Beach as one of the Top East Coast Beaches.  May 2013.  View Article.
  • Delaware ranked #5 as a Bike Friendly State by the League of American Bicyclists.  May 1, 2013.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach selected as one of America's Best Little Beach Towns by Travel + Leisure.  May, 2013.  View Article.
  • Rehoboth Beach named in America's 10 Best Beach Towns by Parents Magazine.  2013. View ArticleClick Link.
  • Sea Witch Festival named one of the Best Fall Beach Festivals for Families by Family Vacation Critic.  View ArticleClick Link.  September 26, 2012.
  • Southern Delaware selected as Retirement Destination.  Selected by Where to Retire magaizine as a top retirement destination in the nation.  View Article.  August 14, 2012.
  • 2012 and 2013.  Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach are both awarded with Five-Star Award for Clean Water.  View Article.  June 27, 2012.
  • Rehoboth Beach named one of the Top 20 Best Vacation Destinations by Frommer's Travel Guides.  View Article.  June 2012.
  • Rehoboth Beach shares the vote with Bethany Beach for America's Best Boardwalk by the American Profile Magazine.  View Article.  April 25, 2012. 
  •  Rehoboth Beach selected as one of the Top 10 Best U.S. Beaches for Families in the nation by the Family Vacation Critic.  View article.  March 19, 2012
  • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival Named Among America’s 100 Best Events: 1993, 1996, 2003, 2009 & 2012.  View article and scorll down to Delaware.
  • AARP “Dream City” View Article.  August 2006.
  • Readers Digest “America’s Favorite”
  • Named a 2006 Top Restored Beach by American Shore and Beach Preservation Association
  • Sherman’s Travels Top 10 American Boardwalks.  View article.
  • National Geographic’s Top 10 U.S. Boardwalks.  View article.
  • Southern Living’s Top 10 Budget Getaways.  View article.
  • Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Receive National Recognition as Five-Star Beaches by the National Resources Defense Council for Superior Water Quality.  View article.
  • Delmarva Beaches Voted Among Cleanest in the Nation
  • Forbes Magazine Traveler No. 4 on Top Boardwalks List
  • Rehoboth Beach Voted Best Beach for the 2010 Express Best of Contest
  • Travel Writer Lynn Seldon Names Rehoboth Beach as One of “14 Great Beach Towns”  View article.


Chamber of Commerce Awards & Recognitions

  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Quality Service
  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Tourism Awareness
  • Governor’s Tourism Award for Public Sector Program
  • Governor’s Tourism Award “Outstanding Special Event”
  • Governor’s Tourism Award “Annual Hall of Fame Event”
  • Special Events Directory & Events Business News “Top 250 Events”
  • Six Time Winner of the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Events
  • Delaware Today’s Best Annual Event 2004 (Sea Witch)
  • Delaware Today’s Best Business Networking Group 2005