Destination: Rehoboth & Dewey Beach in Delaware

By June 6, 2024Dock, Explore

For boaters seeking the perfect blend of adventure, relaxation and coastal charm, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach in Delaware offer an irresistible destination. Located near the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, these twin towns provide an ideal setting for a beachy summer getaway. With stunning marinas, top-notch dining spots, and a myriad of activities both on and off the water, Rehoboth and Dewey Beach promise an unforgettable boating experience.

Out and About in Rehoboth and Dewey

Sunrise at Rehoboth Beach | Credit Leo Ang Getty Images

During the day, visitors enjoy a plethora of activities that make the most of the sun and sea. Start your morning on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, shop for souvenirs, or savor a delicious breakfast at one of the many beachfront cafes. To explore nature, Cape Henlopen State Park is just a short sail away and provides scenic hiking and biking trails, as well as opportunities for birdwatching and picnicking. In Dewey, watersports reign supreme. From boating to paddle boarding, jet skiing, and parasailing, find plenty of fun for the whole family. Some boaters love to spend a relaxing afternoon anchored in Rehoboth Bay to swim, fish, or simply bask in the sun.

Both towns offer a vibrant lineup of summer events and festivals, ensuring there’s always something exciting to experience. From marathons and concerts at the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk to the Annual Dewey Beach Running of the Bull, there’s plenty to enjoy with every visit. Don’t forget to check out Rehoboth’s calendar of events to see what’s happening during your stay.

Culinary Delights at the Beaches

After a day on the water, nothing beats indulging in the local culinary scene. Rehoboth is home to dining options that satisfy every boater’s cravings. For a sophisticated dining experience, be sure to visit Henlopen City Oyster House, which is known for its fresh seafood and vibrant atmosphere. For a laid-back meal, consider Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats where they serve locally brewed craft beers and delicious pub fare. Another Delaware favorite that’s found around town is Grotto’s Pizza, which has a casual family-friendly atmosphere and a unique-tasting pie.

Dewey Beach also presents plenty of places to catch a bite. Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar and Grill is famous for their award-winning crab cakes, and from personal experience, these are the best crab cakes you will find! Nalu Surf Bar & Grill is also a popular spot among locals, serving delicious Pacific Island fusion cuisine and offering an island-like atmosphere with live music.

Vibrant Nightlife in Rehoboth and Dewey

Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach | Credit Khairil Azhar Junos on Shutterstock

As the sun sets, the energy in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach transforms into a lively scene. Rehoboth boasts sophisticated venues such Zogg’s Raw Bar & Grill where you can enjoy live music in a tropical setting. A few steps away is the Rehoboth Alehouse, which is perfect for craft beer aficionados to sample local brews while enjoying live entertainment. The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is also a popular destination where you can shop at local boutiques, and find boardwalk rides for the kiddos. 

In Dewey Beach, the nightlife is legendary. Rusty Rudder is a top spot for live bands and DJs on the Rehoboth Bay waterfront, creating an unbeatable summer atmosphere. If you’re looking for sweet orange crushes, an energetic crowd, and more live music, visit The Starboard or the nearby Bottle & Cork. For a laid-back vibe, head to The Lighthouse, where you can sip picture-perfect cocktails and enjoy panoramic views of Rehoboth Bay.

Where to Dock

Courtesy of Dewey Beach Yacht Club

Dewey Beach Yacht Club

Located in the heart of Dewey on Rehoboth Bay awaits the ultimate boaters paradise at Dewey Beach Yacht Club. Recently, this marina completed a multi-million dollar expansion, presenting boaters with top-tier amenities and a first-class feel. Boaters can take advantage of many amenities including state-of-the-art floating docks, a new boaters’ lounge, ship store, fuel services, and a full-service boatyard to help with maintenance on your vessel. The Yacht Club promises an unparalleled docking experience and is in close walking distance to Dewey’s beaches and restaurants.

Courtesy of Rehoboth Bay Marina

Rehoboth Bay Marina

Looking for a marina that is peaceful and quiet, but close to everything Dewey has to offer? Look no farther than Rehoboth Bay Marina! It’s conveniently located close to the local seaside attractions and eateries with views of the beautiful Rehoboth Bay. Boasting slips for vessels up to 32 feet, visitors can enjoy luxury amenities including a ship store, laundry, on-site fuel, and jet ski rentals. This marina is also near the best of Dewey’s nightlife.

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Meet Taylor, the marketing maestro at Snag-A-Slip! When she’s not busy cooking up genius strategies for Snag, you’ll find her in a frenzy of fun. Taylor’s world revolves around hiking with her labrador, Bruce, paddle boarding, and boating. With a passion for outdoors and a creative mindset, she masters the art of work-life balance and making the most of every adventure.

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