For a small state, Delaware has a surprising number of pristine beaches all with their own unique personality. Major destinations from north to south are Lewes (the first town in the first state), Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany and Fenwick Island (it’s really not an island).
Rehoboth is the largest and probably the most diverse of the five. The Rev. Robert W. Todd, of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church founded the town in 1873 as the Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association. Since then it has morphed into a seaside mecca for summer vacationers from Mid-Atlantic metro areas, for those seeking a relaxing getaway any time of the year and new residents who are changing their lifestyle.
Rehoboth boasts a plethora of excellent restaurants ranging from ultra casual to fine dining. Many of them offer special deals during the “off season”.
A mile-long boardwalk stretches along the beach in the more commercial areas of the town.
Festivals, fundraisers and farmers markets provide a creative mix of social activities in and around the town. The Sea Witch Festival in late October draws fun-loving revelers from local communities as well as travelers Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia and points north. The festival encourages participants to dress in Halloween garb. Other fall events include a multi-day Jazz Festival and the annual Rehoboth Film Festival.
The Clear Space Theater offers a variety of show with top talent throughout the year. The town is also home to Camp Rehoboth, a non-profit community service organization dedicated to “creating a more positive environment for all people gay and straight.
And Funland provides plenty of excitement for kids and fun-loving adults with an array of rides and games like Skeeball.
The Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce website has plenty of details.