Your Rehoboth Beach Guide

From vacationers looking for a laid-back beach getaway to those in search of a sophisticated, coastal retreat, Rehoboth Beach has something for everyone. During the off-season, Rehoboth is a smaller community where locals enjoy their seaside homes. With every summer, a bounty of visitors come looking for a little slice of paradise, family-friendly boardwalk amusements and the best eats on the East Coast.

Things to Do for Every Kind of Visitor

While Rehoboth Beach may only be one square mile, it’s the largest beach resort in Delaware and jam-packed with fun activities for all. Every moment spent in Rehoboth is a wonderful memory, just waiting to happen. Whether you’re strolling the boardwalk with your kids or soaking in sun rays on the beach, there’s so much to do and see.

The Famed Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk

No trip to Rehoboth Beach would be complete without a stroll on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. Originally built in 1873, this mile-long stretch features classic attractions you won’t want to miss. Thrilling amusement park rides, arcades and traditional beachfront eats like ice cream, funnel cake and french fries served with vinegar are just a few of the must-dos while on the boards.

Plus, every summer you’ll find free events like bandstand concerts and fireworks. Once the sun sets, you’ll want to take advantage of Rehoboth’s exciting nightlife or maybe just stroll hand-in-hand with the one you love down along the beachline.

Outdoor Excursions and Relaxation

Beautiful ocean vistas and fun outdoor pursuits are around every bend in Rehoboth Beach. Clean waters and crisp, coastal breezes make Delaware an ideal place to lounge on the sand or take advantage of exciting water sports. Because of the many bays and waterways, you’ll love trying out one of these adventures:

  • Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Kayaking

  • Jet-skiing

  • Scenic cruises

  • Surfing

  • Dolphin tours

  • Parasailing

Rehoboth Beach is also just a short drive from Cape Henlopen State Park and other scenic spots where you can hike, fish, boat, rock climb, camp and take in the natural beauty throughout coastal Delaware.

Tax-Free Shopping

From cute boutiques to quaint local antique stores, there are tons of shopping opportunities in Rehoboth Beach and nearby towns. The great thing about shopping anywhere in Delaware is that everything you purchase is tax-free. So, whether you’re hitting up one of our boardwalk gift shops to find a quirky souvenir or looking for original artwork at a local gallery, you’ll only pay the amount on the price tag.

For a wide selection of shopping options in one place, head to the Tanger Outlet Center right off Coastal Highway. You’ll be sure to find a good deal at one of the store locations!

Don’t Forget About Places to Eat in Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach has a proud tradition of incredible eats. Our diverse restaurant community boasts a variety of options, from gourmet fare to mom-and-pop diners. Three things will make your beach-side vacation complete when dining in Rehoboth — delicious pizza, fresh seafood and refreshing drinks.

At Crust & Craft, we combine all three must-haves into one chef-inspired menu. Our locally-sourced eats include the best wood fired pizza anywhere in the Delaware Beaches. Our seafood selections are inspired by the shore, which is just a short distance outside our front door. When 3 PM rolls around, you’ll want to make your way to the Crust & Craft bar for the best happy hour specials anywhere around — including craft beers, signature cocktails and other adult refreshments.

Whether you’re in the mood for an incomparable culinary experience or just need a place to unwind after a day of sun and surf, make your way to Crust & Craft for dinner and drinks. If you have any special requests or would like to know more about our restaurant, we’d love to hear from you!

Amanda Murphy