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Posted on 09-06-2023

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Best Water Sports Activities in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

There’s nothing quite like getting out there on the water when you’re taking a short break or vacation, and what better place to do it than here in Lewes and neighboring Rehoboth Beach? Whether you do it for the exhilaration, the exercise, or to help you explore the region, your visit to our patch of Delaware isn’t complete without trying some of the best water sports activities.

Best water sport activities in lewes and Rehoboth beach

Here at The Beacon Inn, we’re ideally located in the historic town of Lewes, with Delaware Bay just to the north of us, Rehoboth Bay to the south, and with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Don’t forget to reserve one of our comfy rooms for your stay when you visit us for water sports, giving you the perfect spot to relax and restore your energy before exploring all the great activities in the area.


Spend peaceful and meaningful time with your family and friends kayaking. It’s one of the most popular water sports here in Delaware and it’s also a great way to explore the different waterways and discover different exciting areas.


Places to Kayak in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

With locations in Dewey Beach, Milton, and right here in Lewes, Delmarva offers kayaking rentals and tours for the local area if you want guidance from the experts.

You can also find inspiration with Coastal Kayak further south on Fenwick Island, with guided tours, self-guided tours, and even beginners’ courses if you’re a complete novice but want to start kayaking!


For anyone who has the balance, paddleboarding is a fantastic way to clear your mind, work your body, and give you a different perspective from out on the water. Standing upright on your board and paddling gently along seems easy but it requires a strong core!

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Places to Paddleboard in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

The best opportunities for paddleboarding will come with calmer waters, which means the two bays nearby are popular zones. Just as with kayaking, Delmarva can offer paddleboard hire to get you out there cutting through the chop.



Take things up a notch with windsurfing and let nature give you a little boost. Whether you’re brand new to the sport or a seasoned pro, you can get out on the ocean and make the most of the waves and the wind for a full-body workout and some fun.

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Places to Windsurf in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

You can get private or group coaching sessions for windsurfing with the professionals at East of Maui down on Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes. If you have your own equipment, you can head straight to Lewes Beach, Rehoboth Beach, or Dewey Beach when the conditions are right.


Private boat hire

If you’ve got a group and you all want to try water sports together, then private boat hire is the way to go — especially if you’re keen to try a few different sports or just want to go for a splash together.

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Places to Hire a Private Boat in Lewes & Rehoboth Beach

There are plenty of places to hire a boat in Lewes, including Tide Runner Adventures and First Light Charters. Down at Rehoboth Beach, check out Delaware Marine Group and Dewey Beach Water Sports where you can rent a pontoon boat.



Are jet skis allowed on Rehoboth Beach?

You are not allowed to use jet skis on either Rehoboth Beach or Lewes Beach, but you can use them and hire them in Rehoboth Bay.

Is Rehoboth Beach good for swimming?

Rehoboth Beach is great for a wide variety of water activities, including swimming, thanks to lifeguards and various attractions in the region.

Can you fish in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach?

Our corner of Delaware is perfect for fishing trips, including Lewes Beach and Rehoboth Beach. Check out our recent blog post on tips for angling.

What items do I need for water sports?

Aside from the equipment, like your board and paddles (which you can rent from a number of places in the area), you should always pack sunscreen, a hat, shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting a little wet, bathing suits or wetsuits, and a bottle of water to drink.

Can you recommend water sports locations during our stay?

Our team here at The Beacon Inn will be more than happy to give you some personal recommendations during your stay for whatever activities you’d like to try. If you have something particular in mind, however, it’s always good to do a little research before you travel.


Enjoy your water sports break here in Lewes, DE, with a dry and comfortable room to relax in at the end of the day at The Beacon Inn. Reserve your room today and make the most of a private balcony and our rooftop sundeck during your stay, all within easy reach of different places to try kayaking, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and more.


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