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The Beaches of Sussex County, Delaware

From Lewes Beach to Fenwick Island, the beaches of Sussex County each have their own distinct personality with something to offer everyone. And Clean, Dewey and Rehoboth Beach were 2 of four beaches nation-wide to be awarded SUPERSTAR BEACH STATUS by the Natural Resources Defense Council as announced in their press release of June 29, 2011.

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, A Year-Round Beach Town

Rehoboth Beach is a combination of old-fashioned charm and contemporary amenities. Enjoy our 2 mile boardwalk, beach and ocean views. Rehoboth Beach is known to many as the Nation's Summer Capital and the Restaurant Capital of Delaware, a signature town for spas and relaxing vacations, a marvel of upscale (tax-free) boutiques and an amazing place for family fun or romantic getaways. And this Mid-Atlantic coastal town is just a two hour drive from Baltimore, Philadelphia or Washington, D.C.

Summer sizzles at the beach, arcades and ice cream parlors. Rehoboth has bandstand concerts, a Farmer's Market, miniature golf, amusement park rides for the kids, beach volleyball, cotton candy, pretzels, t-shirts and flip-flops, outdoor dining under the stars, a fantastic boardwalk and beach - and of course, July 4th Fireworks over the ocean.

Fall is packed with special events and glorious weather. Come for the Jazz Fest, Sea Witch Halloween Festival, Sidewalk sales, Pet Costume Parade, Greyhound Weekend, Independent Film Festival, outdoor dining, walks on the beach, 10-k races, and all the tax-free boutique shopping you can pack in as we head toward the holidays. Fall is fantastic in Rehoboth Beach.

Winter boasts holiday lights and sing-a-longs, parades and tax-free shopping! After New Years get set for our Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-off, legendary restaurant specials, sports bars to root for your teams, luxurious spa treatments and exquisite accommodations. Celebrate the holidays, banish winter doldrums, or treat your valentine to a cozy fireplace.

Spring bursts with life with our Chocolate Festival, kite flying events, live music, boardwalk and beach strolls, Easter bonnets, candy bunnies, fashion shows, 10k walks and Restaurant Week. Rent a bicycle for one, two or a whole family in our beach carriages. Spring at the beach is a breath of sea air.

Dewey Beach, Delaware

Dewey Beach lies on a small strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, next to Rehoboth Beach and is about one mile long and only two blocks wide, which makes it an easy walk from one end of town to the other while enjoying spectacular bay and ocean views from your choice of venue. Dewey offers its share of first-rate restaurants, but is better known for its late night bar scene, which often includes nationally known entertainers and musical performers.

Lewes, Delaware, The First Town in the First State

Lewes is the first town in the first state, located where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean meet, known as Cape Henlopen. The downtown area features a great sampling of boutique shopping and fine eateries along its main drag and side streets. Enjoy a lesson in history by taking the town's walking historic tour to find yourself immersed in another age or take a stroll over the bridge and watch the ships pour in and out of the canal. The beach and bay are about a 1/2 mile from the center of town for those looking to catch some rays and relaxation and access to the Cape Henlopen State Park is just around the corner. The celebrated Cape May-Lewes Ferry has its headquarters here as well, making a day trip to the other side of the Bay an easy and delightful excursion. A great place to bring the family or friends; Lewes is one of Delaware's prized possessions.

Indian River Inlet

Beyond Dewey lies six miles of state owned coastline that stretches into Bethany Beach. As you drive down this scenic patch of road, you'll pass the Indian River Inlet where all the local surfers gather. You will also notice the wide bike and jogging lane, which provides the perfect setting for those looking for a little exercise on their vacation. The old naval towers used in our country's first and second world wars line the beach here and remind us of our history.

Bethany Beach, Delaware

Bethany Beach is part of the Quiet Resorts, a seven-mile stretch of sandy, Atlantic Ocean beaches in the southeastern corner of Delaware that also includes South Bethany. Guarded by its famous totem pole, Bethany Beach's ocean beaches offer many recreational opportunities, including swimming, fishing, surfing and boogey board and raft riding. On the bay side in Bethany Beach, our waters provide safe places for sailing, windsurfing, jet skis, fishing, crabbing, water skiing and boating. The summer season is full of events in Bethany Beach, including regular concerts and performances on the boardwalk bandstand in the center of town, the annual Fourth of July Parade, the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce's annual Boardwalk Arts Festival, and surf fishing tournaments, saltwater & freshwater charter boat fishing.

Fenwick Island, Delaware

Fenwick Island is the southernmost coastal city in Delaware and it borders Ocean City, Maryland. It offers a great place to shop, eat & relax. Whether someone is looking for a small town peaceful retreat, metropolitan worthy dining & shopping or the time of their life: Delaware's resort communities won't disappoint.
246 Rehoboth Ave.
P.O. Box 605
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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