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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

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

Celebrate Independence Day!

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Independence Day

Break out the red, white and blue, baby, because it’s here - the ‘big daddy’ of summer holidays - Independence Day! When it comes to this sparkling and illustrious occasion, Rehoboth Beach is no slouch and we guarantee you will have a most memorable experience. Here is the scoop regarding the holiday happenings taking place in town on the BIG night! 

On Friday, July 4 at approximately 9:15 p.m, a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, hosted by Rehoboth Beach Main Street (RBMS), will be launched from the beach. This dazzling display will be visible up and down the boardwalk and shoreline so grab your blanket or beach towel and come down a little early to snatch up a great spot. Catch a live concert with the Funsters, who will perform at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand before and after the fireworks. For easy transportation in and out of town, the Jolly Trolley and DART buses will run from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

The Annual Main Street Fireworks Display is funded entirely through donations from Rehoboth Beach visitors, citizens and area businesses. To be a part of this wonderful community event please visit the RBMS website to donate and help make this year’s show the biggest ever! 

The rain date is Saturday, July 5. The decision to reschedule will be made late Friday afternoon and updated information will be posted on the RBMS website.

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Sun, Sand, Surf and Safety

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Beach Safety

Okay, so you’ve got your bathing suit, sunscreen, flip flops and a good book packed and you are ready to head out to the beach. Sunning, swimming, boogie boarding and body surfing await! But don’t forgo safety while you are having fun in the sun.

The Rehoboth Beach Patrol (RBP), with an over 80 year history of excellence in safety, is considered one of the nation’s leading beach patrols. Follow their beach safety tips to ensure that you and your family remain safe in and out of the water during your vacation.

Obviously the best advice is to know how to swim. No matter what your skills are, swim only at a lifeguard-protected beach and within the designated swimming area. Check the local weather conditions and even if you are a strong swimmer, make sure you have enough energy to swim back to shore. And it goes without saying - obey all instructions and orders from lifeguards. 

Rip currents, high surf, shore breaks, jetties and jellyfish are also common dangers in our waters. Check out RBP’s website for tips on how to handle all of these dangers.

But water safety isn’t the only concern. The sun’s rays are most intense between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before going outside and continuously throughout the day (every two hours is recommended). Some people can burn in as few as 15 minutes of sun exposure so don’t wait until your skin starts to feel hot or look pink: by then it’s too late. Eating lobster may be a special treat, but looking like one - not so much. And don’t forget to wear your sunglasses and wide brimmed hat - you’ll look stylish AND be protected!

You work hard all year to come to Rehoboth Beach for a great vacation so heed the RBP's basic safety precautions to stay out of harm's way.

  • Swim near a lifeguard
  • Never swim alone
  • Don’t dive into unknown water or into shallow breaking waves
  • Ask a lifeguard about beach and surf conditions before swimming
  • If you are unable to swim out of a strong current, signal for help
  • Rely on your swimming ability rather than a flotation device
  • Look for, read and obey all beach signs, symbols and regulations
  • When in doubt, just stay out!