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Sculpt a Work of Sand Art at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Sandcastle Contest

Grab a shovel and a bucket and take your sandcastle building skills to the next level at the 36th Annual Sandcastle Contest! Over 100 teams are expected to show off their sand-sculpting talent at the event on Saturday, August 2. The contest is open to all ages and will be held at Fisherman’s Beach located at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel. 

Participants may register between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 p.m. Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Along with traditional sandcastles, past creations have included swamp animals, mermaids, pyramids, crabs, dolphins and sharks. Not up for the big dig but want to see these stunning works of art up close and personal? No problem. Beach-goers are welcome to watch the action free of charge.

In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed until 10:30 a.m. If bad weather persists, the event will be postponed until the following year. If bad weather occurs during the contest, participants may continue at will or at the discretion of lifeguards. Judging may be cancelled at any time if warranted by current weather conditions.

The contest is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Click here for more information.

Express Yourself at the Rehoboth Art League

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Rehoboth Art League

Are you an art lover? Do you like to make your own art? Did you know that you can find incredible art right here in Rehoboth Beach? Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you can’t get a little culture while you’re here. 

Founded in 1938, the Rehoboth Art League (RAL) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to encouraging and preserving the arts in Southern Delaware. Situated on over 3.5 acres of natural wooded landscape and beautiful gardens in the Henlopen Acres neighborhood, RAL offers a variety of art classes, open studios, exhibitions, and art events. 

The Peter Marsh House (or Homestead), built in 1743, is recognized as an historic property in the National Register of Historic Properties. Stroll the grounds and you will find all sorts of little art “gems” tucked away in the garden, along the pathways, and out in the lawn. It’s truly a magical and inspiring place in which to wander and wonder. 

If you and the kids need a break from the beach, then visit RAL and unleash your creative talent. RAL offers summer camps for kids as well as a variety of classes for budding artists of all ages. Whether at an open studio, foundation class or master-level workshop, you can find the best way to express yourself through art. Check out the class schedule

RAL showcases different artists with rotating exhibits every 4 to 5 weeks. Currently running is the popular 76th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibit at the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Galleries, which showcases the work of over 120 of its members. Flying In and Out of Margins: Drawings and Prints by Oscar Gillespie in the Homestead will be featured at the Homestead Gallery. Both exhibits run through August 24.

Rehoboth Beach Most Popular Beach in the U.S.

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Rehoboth Beach most popular

Well, it’s official and now the entire world knows what we’ve known for years - Rehoboth Beach is the most popular beach in the United States! Beating out more well-known beach towns in such states as Florida, California and Hawaii, our little "it" town took the top spot on the list. Not bad for the second smallest state in the union! It's no surprise that Delaware is called The Small Wonder. 

While Rehoboth Beach has a year-round population of just over 1,100 it increases to a whopping 2.5 million beach-goers during the summer! And those visitors know very well the allure of this great town - beautiful beaches, an energetic boardwalk, great restaurants, tax-free shopping, tons of outdoor activities, and quite simply the best people around. 2.5 million people can’t be wrong! 

Not that you need more convincing, but Rehoboth Beach was recently ranked the fourth best family beach destination on the east coast and, along with neighboring Dewey Beach, is considered one of the cleanest beaches in America. In fact, Delaware ranks first among 30 states in water quality. Pretty darn impressive if you ask us!

So what are you waiting for? There is still a lot of summer left, so make those vacation plans if you haven’t already done so. Come on, be a part of the "it" crowd and get down here to Rehoboth Beach!

Get Your Paddle On

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Paddle

While swimming, boogie boarding and body surfing in the ocean may be the first choice for water activities in Rehoboth Beach, don’t forget that there are plenty of fun things to do ON the water as well as IN the water. 

What could be more relaxing than gliding along one of the many serene waterways that are found all over Sussex County, Delaware? Kayaking and canoeing are not only good forms of exercise but they are also a great way to get up close and personal with local wildlife and plant life. Whether you go single or tandem, all you really need is a desire to explore. We promise you’ll have no “egrets!” 

What'SUP? Stand Up Paddleboarding, that’s what! Feeling a little more adventurous? Why not challenge yourself on a paddleboard. It’s the latest craze in fitness and another way to enjoy being on the water. Standing on the board requires some core strength, but once you get the hang of it, you won’t want to stop! For the gurus, some companies offer SUP Yoga. Yes, you read that correctly, yoga ATOP a floating surface! Salute the sun and get your zen on in a challenging and unique way. 

Local water sport companies typically rent by the hour, the day or the week. They also offer instruction as well as various tours ranging from eco tours to sunset or full moon paddles. 

Local companies that offer paddling adventures:

Nearby Delaware State Parks that offer paddling:

  • Delaware Seashore State Park | 302-227-2800
  • Cape Henlopen State Park | 302-645-8983