Rehoboth Beach Guide
Rehoboth beach is one of the many popular destinations for anyone visiting our part of Delaware, and since it’s a great location to visit for families, groups, couples, and even people traveling solo, we thought we’d create a short guide dedicated to it.
If you’re planning to visit Rehoboth Beach, don’t forget to reserve your room at The Beacon Inn for a comfortable and convenient place to stay. Here are some of the key things you need to know about Rehoboth, along with some other fun facts and pointers for your stay.
Where is Rehoboth Beach?
Rehoboth Beach is located along the Mid-Atlantic coast here in Sussex County, Delaware, just slightly south of where we are in Lewes.
Whereas Lewes is technically in the Delaware Bay, Rehoboth Beach is around the eastern side of the cape facing out into the Atlantic Ocean. Further south of Rehoboth Beach is Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Bay, meaning that it’s in an excellent spot along the coast of the state for anyone wanting to get away from the city life.
A single square mile, the area is easy to navigate once you arrive and there is a fantastic mile-long boardwalk that sits right along the beach.
Rehoboth Beach weather
Whenever you plan a trip or vacation anywhere, it’s always good to get an idea of what the weather will be for the time of year you’re visiting.
Here are the average temperatures for Rehoboth Beach by month:
- January – 36°F
- February – 38°F
- March – 44.5°F
- April – 54°F
- May – 63°F
- June – 72°F
- July – 77.5°F
- August – 76°F
- September – 70°F
- October – 59.5°F
- November – 50°F
- December – 40°F
It’s important to note that, for obvious reasons, the peak season for visitors is between May and August, and while the winter months (Nov-Feb) are generally a lot quieter, the spring and fall months offer an equally exciting way to spend your vacation.
We recommend you always check the weather when booking your vacation as well as just before you depart so you’re up to date with the latest conditions and can plan accordingly.
History of Rehoboth
We know all too well about how Dutch settlers made Lewes the ‘first town in the first state’ but how did this impact what is today known as Rehoboth Beach?
Firstly, it meant that settlers – both English and Dutch – spread outward to cover more of the region, but the area didn’t get the name it has today until 1893. It’s thought the name is derived from the Hebrew for ‘broad spaces’ and its popularity grew with the building of the boardwalk in 1973.
This, along with first the railroad and then the highways, meant that more visitors were able to easily reach the area, not to mention the allure of no sales tax being applied throughout Delaware. This led to a boom in people from Washington, D.C, Maryland, Virginia, and Baltimore who viewed Rehoboth Beach as a great place to vacation with the family. And the same holds true to this day, with President Biden owning a beach house in the region.
Did you know that Rehoboth Beach was nicknamed the Nation’s Summer Capital, thanks to how popular the area became for those on vacation from Washington, D.C in the early part of the 20th century?
Where to stay in Rehoboth Beach
Given its popularity as a vacation spot, there are plenty of places to stay in the Rehoboth Beach area. To help you get the best out of the region, why not stay with us at The Beacon Inn? We’re so close to Rehoboth Beach that you can enjoy the benefits of both historic Lewes and Rehoboth from one easy location.
Our proximity to the Delawonder trail (referred to as the Junction and Breakwater Trail, and Gordon’s Pond Trail) also means you can freely explore all parts of this beautiful region, including Cape Henlopen State Park between the two areas.
Don’t forget to reserve your room today — our friendly team is always happy to help give you tips on things to do and how to reach Rehoboth Beach when you stay with us.
The tide in Rehoboth Beach
Because it faces the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Beach is popular for skimboarding and surfboarding. Be sure to check out the low and high tide times if you are planning any activities as these times shift regularly. You can also find out the tide temperature online to assess whether the conditions are good for your chosen activity.
Did you know that Rehoboth Beach is connected with Lewes and Cape Henlopen State Park by the Junction & Breakwater Trail? It’s easy to get around using the looping trail, allowing you to see all the best parts of Sussex County.
What to do in Rehoboth Beach?
There’s plenty to keep visitors of all ages busy in Rehoboth Beach, not least the beach itself if you want to relax by the ocean for the day.
Funland and the boardwalk are great for families, with games, amusement rides, and a variety of free entertainment shows at the nearby Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. You can find more fun things to do with the kids in our recent post here. If retail therapy is more your thing then you won’t be disappointed, with a variety of great stores and that all-important tax-free status to help your money go further.
For the food and drink fans out there, Rehoboth Beach offers a range of cuisine to choose from, including the Henlopen City Oyster House, Mariachi Restaurant or you can get Thrasher’s French Fries – an original boardwalk chain!
Alternatively, if you’re looking for entertainment, Jungle Jim’s Water Park is just up the road from the main highway. You can also book to see live performances at the Clear Space Theatre on Baltimore Avenue. There really is so much to see and do that you’ll want to visit time and again.
If Rehoboth Beach sounds like the ideal destination to add to your next vacation, then reserve your room at The Beacon Inn today and make the most of all that our corner of Delaware has to offer. You can enjoy comfortable rooms with a swimming pool, a sun deck, and a private balcony. Reserve online to avoid disappointment or give us a call for further details.