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Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest!

Erica Martin - Thursday, July 23, 2015
Independence Day Events

Grab your shovel and a spot on the beach! The 37th Annual Sandcastle Contest is back! 

Spend the day showing off your sand-sculpting talent building unique and creative sand art. Over 100 teams are expected to show, taking place Saturday, August 1. The contest is open to all ages and will be located at Fisherman’s Beach located at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel. 

Get inspired! Past creations include mermaids, swamp animals, sea creatures, and eclectic traditional sandcastles. Not up for the challenge but still want to admire the art? Come and cheer on your favorite sand-sculptures. Walk up and down the beach to view each participant hard at work. 

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m and participants may start at any time of the day. At 3:00 p.m, the sand sculptures will be evaluated and the winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m! In the event of bad weather, set up and registration may be delayed until 10:30 a.m. For more information please click here.

Calling All Rehoboth Beach Lovers & Fans

Erica Martin - Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Vote Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach lovers and fans - it's up to you. Each month travel experts from USA Today nominate the top 20 travel destinations to be in their '10 Best' section. This month, the category is Best Coastal Small Town and Rehoboth Beach is among the nominees! Vote for Rehoboth Beach, once a day, every day, until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

Obviously, we all know there’s nothing better than our quaint little town, but we still need to prove it. This hidden east coast destination needs some recognition. Rehoboth Beach was nicknamed “The Nation’s Summer Capital” for good reason - it's the perfect spot for friends and families to visit. What more could you want? We have beautiful beaches, a mile-long boardwalk, great restaurants, and even tax free shopping. 

If you agree, take 30 seconds out of your day and vote for Rehoboth Beach as the Best Coastal Beach Town.

Labor Day Doesn’t Mean Summer is Over Yet

Sherri Martin - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Labor Day

Yeah, sure, Labor Day typically marks the “official” end to the summer season, but locals know that September is the BEST month at the beach. Just because the kiddos are back to school, it doesn’t mean you can’t plan a weekend visit to Rehoboth Beach. Crowds are smaller and weather is perfect for outdoor activities - just remember to pack your jacket for slightly cooler evenings. 

Parking permits are no longer required after Labor Day weekend and parking meters come down mid-month, so parking in town is a breeze. All your favorite shops and restaurants are still open and the Jolly Trolley continues to run on weekends so you can easily buzz around town or visit neighboring Dewey Beach to check out the music festivals held throughout the month. 

Additionally, the beach remains guarded until the third weekend of September, so you can be assured that you and your family can "beach" safely. 

In the meantime, for those of you that are lucky enough to be on vacation this last week of August, be sure to drop by The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand on Thursday, August 28 at dusk (8:15 – 8:30 pm) to watch Frozen, the final movie of the 2014 Cinema By the Surf summer outdoor film series. The event is free and seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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.

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