Visitors enjoy exploring 30 miles of unspoiled Delaware coastline and our many parks. Nature based activities include State Parks, kayaking, nature cruises, ferry rides, walking trails, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, sailing or exploring the water's edge. Just add historical venues and live performing arts to make your stay in the “Nation's Summer Capital” a perfect one. You will want to stay and return often to enjoy our beaches, boardwalk, natural beauty and hospitality. Bring your sandals and flip flops!
Baseball & Softball
- Blue Rocks - 302-888-2015, Minor League Baseball, Wilmington, Delaware
- Delmarva Shorebirds - 410-219-3112, Minor League Baseball, Salisbury, Maryland
- Sports at the Beach - 800-969-9008, Baseball and Softball Camps, Georgetown, Delaware
Baskett Ball Courts
- Cape Henlopen State Park located in Lewes, DE
- Rehoboth Elementary located on State Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE
- Cape Henlopen High School located in Lewes, DE
- On the canal in Lewes, DE
- Shields Elementary on Savannah Road in Lewes, DE
- John Waples Memorial Lions Club Park in Dewey Beach, DE
- Sussex Family YMCA located in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE (indoor court)
Beach Feet on the Go
With the goal of encouraging physical activity and recreation, Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Walkable Bikeable Delaware and Sussex Outdoors has partnered with the Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce to offer Beach Feet on the Go!
To participate and qualify for prizes, register and enter your MINUTES of activity. The program duration is Memorial Day to Labor Day. Prizes will be awarded to the top 100 participants annually with the highest number of minutes. Winners receive a Delaware State Park annual pass (for the upcoming year; one per family). Click here to register and enter your mintues!
There are many opportunities for cycling in the Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach and the surrounding area. Bicycles can be rented for the family to enjoy a pleasant outing. Riding on the Rehoboth Boardwalk can be done from May 15 to September 15 between 5:00 AM and 10:00 AM only. For additional information call 302-227-6181 or 302-227-2233.
The Junction and Breakwater Trail is a crushed stone trail that runs between Kings Highway/Gills Neck Road in Lewes to Hebron Road in Rehoboth Beach and is a 5.2-mile one-way trail that is flat and easy. Parking access is either from the Wolfe Neck Road lot or the parking lot behind the Seaside Tanger Outlet. For more information, visit www.destateparks.com. Watch for the opening of the Gordon's Pond Trail that connects to the Junction and Breakwater Trail.
The Bicycle Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park is a 3.5 mile paved loop trail through the park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and the opportunity to explore the "walking dunes". The trail passes thru Fort Miles, open year round for special events and tours, to see guns and fire control towers from WW II.
For cyclists desiring a longer ride, Sussex Cyclists (a local cycling group) leads day and evening rides from 11 to 50 miles mostly through rural Sussex County roads. Visitors are welcome to participate. Information is available at www.sussexcyclists.org or by calling 302-945-3360. All riders must wear approved helmets and carry liquid adequate for the ride. Cue sheets for the rides are available on the web site. For your safety, please drive carefully. (Note: bikers are asked to obey all laws governing motor vehicles.)
For information on Bicycle Route 1 (a north-south route the length of Delaware) and Delaware Bicycling Maps, contact the Delaware Dept. of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at 302-760-2509 or visit www.deldot.net.
Back road Bicycling and Auto Tours: The Southern Delaware Heritage Trail connects rivers, scenic drives, local heritage and historic sites, country inns, bed and breakfasts motels and antiquing. The loop trail is marked by signs which connect several historic towns west of Delaware's beach resorts. The trail route provides 130 miles of connecting trails for cyclists and more than 70 miles of scenic country roads for motorists who like to venture off the beaten path.
The Delaware Department of Transportation has translated a Bicycle Safety brochure into several languages. Please click here to access the various translated brochures.
Please contact the following businesses for Bike Rentals, Sales, & Repairs:
- Bike to Go, LLC - 174 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-7600
- Bob's Bike Rentals - 30 Maryland Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, 302-227-7966
- Lewes Cycle Sport - 526 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 302-645-4544
BirdwatchingNoted birdwatching sites include: Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in Frankford, Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park-Gordon's Pond in Rehoboth Beach, Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach, Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, and Trap Pond State Park in Laurel. BOARDWALK - Newly Renovated in 2010
Voted Top 10 Boardwalks in 2007 & 2009 by Sherman's Travel and by National Geographic in 2011. The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is one mile of eateries, games, shops and hotels. Vehicles, skateboards, roller skates and inline skates prohibited. Bikes allowed only 5:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M., May 15 through September 15. Dogs allowed only October 1 through April 30. Sleeping and changing of clothes prohibited.
- Assawoman Wildlife Area
- Delaware Seashore State Park
- Fenwick Island State Park
- For additional locations, visit www.fw.delaware.gov
Boating and SailingAll motorboats launched from tidal access areas administered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife must be registered in Delaware. Ramp certificates cost $35 and must be purchased from the Division of Fish and Wildlife at 302-739-9916.
The Rehoboth and Delaware Bays offer excellent conditions for small boating, sailing and water skiing. Boating and water skiing information can be obtained from any of our marinas. Sailboat rentals are available in many areas in Dewey Beach and in Lewes. Don't forget ocean kayaking.
Rentals - For rentals and school call:
- Rehoboth Bay Sailing Association - 302-227-9008
- Rehoboth Bay Marina - 302-226-2012
- Costal Kayak - 302-539-7999
Check out FREE Wednesday Night Bonfires on Dewey Beach! Click here for dates and times. CALENDAR OF EVENTS - RESORT AREA
Check out the Chamber's Calendar of Events page for events happening in the resort area. Check back often...the list is updated on a regular basis.
- Big Oaks Family Campground - Rehoboth Beach, 302-645-6838, seasonal, tent and RV
- Cape Henlopen State Park - Lewes, 877-987-2757, seasonal, tent and RV 3/1 through 11/30
- Delaware Beaches, Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp & Resorts - Lincoln, 302-491-6614, seasonal, tent and RV
- Delaware Seashore State Park - 877-987-2757 - Year-round, tent and RV (limited 12/1-3/1)
- Homestead Campground - 302-684-4278, Georgetown, seasonal
- Leisure Point Resort - 302-945-2000, seasonal
- Tall Pines Resort Community and Campground - Lewes, 302-684-0300, tent and RV
- Trap Pond State Park , Laurel, 877-987-2757, seasonal, tent and RV 3/1 through 11/30
Canoeing and Kayaking
Naturalist-led canoe outings are regularly offered through several of the state parks. More than seven miles of canoe trails run through the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Ocean and Marsh Kayaking is also popular in Dewey Beach on the bay or ocean.
- Coastal Kayak - 302-539-7999
- Delaware Paddlesports - 302-645-7300
- East of Maui Surf Shop - 302-227-4703
- QUEST Fitness & Kayak - 302-644-7020
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware - Rehoboth Beach Club - 302-260-9864, fun fieldtrips and activities
- Child's Play by the Bay - 302-645-2153, childcare, babysitting
- City of Rehoboth Recreation Department - 302-227-4648, Arts, Crafts, Sports, seasonal.
- Kids Cottage - 302-644-7690, indoor/outdoor playplace for drop in babysitting, playgroups & parent-child play
- Shell We Bounce - Rehoboth Beach, 302-727-5416, inflatable bounce house recreational center
Clamming and Crabbing
Clams and crabs can be found in special locations around Rehoboth Bay and Love Creek. It is best to check with the bait and tackle stores for the right bait and equipment. For information about proper locations and prohibited shellfish areas, contact the Delaware Natural Resources & Environmental Control Enforcement Section at 302-735-2960.
During late July through early October. Dolphins can often be spotted just off-shore along the coast.
- DelMarVa Board Sports Adventures - 302-260-9008
- Fisherman's Wharf - 302-645-TUNA (8862)
- Misdemeanor Charters - 410-629-9348
- Capt. Barry Askew of Pirates of Lewes Expeditions - 302-249-3538, consider a “pirate cruise for kids”