There are so many things to do here at the Beach. Here is a short list:
Antiquing - More than 100 Antique stores throughout Sussex County. Antiquing maps can be picked up at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 501 Rehoboth Ave (302-227-2233) and at Affordable Antiques on Route One (302-227-5803), Rehoboth Beach.
Concerts - The Bottle and Cork in Dewey brings in some of the biggest names in music from yesterday and today. www.bottleandcorkdewey.com
Beach Fit - 50 Minute workouts on the BEACH. All fitness levels welcome. Classes held on the beach at Dagsworthy St. For more info. www.deweybeachfit.com
Biking - Bicycles can be rented for the family to enjoy our newly finished Junction and Breakwater trails that Loop through Cape Henlopen State Park and is a nearly 3.5-mile paved trail through the scenic park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the opportunity to explore the area's many dunes and the natural habitat of a large resident deer population. Along the trail is the World War II Observation Tower, where visitors can climb a spiral staircase for panoramic views of Delaware's Cape Region. Connections to the more rustic Seaside Nature Trail, Pinelands Nature Trail and Walking Dunes Trail provide additional opportunities to explore the state park. www.traillink.com
Birdwatching - Noted birdwatching sites include: Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford, Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in Frankford, Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, 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.
Boating and Sailing - All motorboats launched from tidal access areas administered by the Division of Fish and Wildlife must be registered in Delaware or Ramp certificates cost $35 and must be purchased from the Division of Fish and Wildlife. 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.
Clamming and Crabbing - Clams and crabs can be found in special locations around Rehoboth Bay and Love Creek.
Dolphin Watching - During late July through early October. Dolphins can often be spotted just off-shore along the coast. Close encounters can be arranged through Nature Cruises.
Entertainment - A variety of entertainment can be found in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The amusements on the Boardwalk offer fun for everyone, particularly the young. Throughout the area there are waterslides, go-carts and other sports activities for all ages. For night time activities, check the Restaurant section of the local newspapers for cocktail lounges and entertainment, and the Theater section for movie listings.
Ferry Ride - Whether in a car making a connection with New Jersey or on a walk-on round trip for the voyage itself, visitors to this area should take advantage of the opportunity to take a scenic trip across the wide mouth of the Delaware Bay. Crossing takes about one hour and fifteen minutes one way. For information call 1-800-64-FERRY.
Fishing - We offer some of the best surf and deep sea fishing to be found along the East Coast. A children's fishing bridge is a popular spot on Lake Gerar in downtown Rehoboth Beach. Any bait and tackle shop will be happy to help you plan a fishing outing to suit your needs. Division of Parks and Recreation Surf Fishing Beaches include Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park. For additional information on fishing licensing, regulations or locations, contact the DE Division of Fish and Wildlife at 302-739-3441, or visit www.dnrec.state.de.us. There is a four-wheel drive vehicular license requirement for all state-owned beaches. For more information call 302-739-4702. Charter boats available from Captain Tom's Charter Fishing 302-945-3474 and Fisherman's Wharf 302-645-8862.
Go Karts - Midway Speedway, located at Midway Shopping Center, Route One, Rehoboth Beach, and Jungle Jim's Adventure World at Route One at Rehoboth Beach entrance.
Golf - Southern Delaware is abundant with 12 public golf courses and a number of private courses. Par-3 golf is available at Midway Par 3 Golf Course and Driving Range. Old Landing Golf Course offers standard full-course golf facilities. Bethany Bay Golf Club offers a mid-length course. Baywood Greens is located on Route 24 with full championship amenities. The Heritage Inn & Golf Club is located at Postal Lane and Highway One. Bear Trap Dunes is located 2 miles west of Bethany Beach, The Rookery is located in Milton, DE. www.delawareseashoregolf.com.
Horseback Riding - Biddies and Bits Farm is located in Milton, call 302-945-7214.
Kayaking - Coastal Kayak 877-44-KAYAK (Toll Free) or 302-539-7999.
Mini Golf - Coastal Golf, Highway One, 302-227-4653. Shell We Golf & Sea Shell Shop, 4405 Highway One, 302-227-4323.
Museums - Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation-302-227-0478;Discover-Sea Museum-888-743-5524; Rehoboth Art League-302-227-8408 and Rehoboth Beach Historical Society/Anna Hazzard Museum-302-226-1119. Nanticoke Indian Museum Routes 24 and 5, Oak Orchard Intersection, Millsboro. Call 302-945-7022 for information.
Parasailing - Dewey Beach Parasail, located on Dickinson St. Bayside, Dewey Beach. Come fly with the largest and most experienced operator in DE. Anyone can parasail! Safety is our number one priority. Dewey Beach Parasail is open 7 days a week from 8am till 6pm. Departures every hour on the hour. Let our experienced Coast Guard certified captains give you a ride to remember....call 302-227-9507 or 877-FLY-DEWEY for reservations. Check out www.flydewey.com.
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