Area attractions include a Mile Long Boardwalk, Water & Nature Cruises, Parks, Dolphin and Whale Watching (Fisherman's Wharf), Ferry Ride & Crossing and Shuttle Tours. A variety of entertainment can be found in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The amusements on the Boardwalk offer fun for everyone. For night time activities there are a variety of restaurants, cocktail lounges and and the movie theates. For a local events calendar, please click here.
There are more than 100 Antique stores throughout Sussex County. Various maps and brochures can be picked up at the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, located at 501 Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth Beach.
There are many opportunities for cycling in the Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach area.
Noted 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.
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 31 through April 1. Sleeping and changing of clothes prohibited.
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 Ocean and Bayside.
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 302-739-9913.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market: Lewes Historical Society Complex, Lewes, DE - Corner of Third & Shipcarpenter Street.
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market: Grove Park, Rehoboth
FERRY-CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY
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.
Golf in 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. Jack Nicklaus courses available at Bayside Resort Golf Club, Selbyville and at The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay, Millsboro.
- Anna Hazzard Museum
A Camp Meeting Era "Tent" structure housing artifacts and memorabilia.
17 Christian Street, 302-227-7310.
- Biggs Museum of American Art
Fine and decorative arts. Also visit biggsmuseum.org
406 Federal Street, Dover, Delaware, 302-674-2111.
- Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation
- Discover-Sea Museum
- Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
Seaford, Delaware - 302-628-9500
- Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum -
The 1879 station was once home to members of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, later the Coast Guard, who kept watch for foundering ships. It has been refurbished to its 1905 appearance and is home to a museum, dedicated to the history of the local Coast Guard, and a gift shop.
Located on Route 1 near the Indian River Inlet, 302-227-6991.
- Lorenzo Dow Martin House
Built before 1848, the oldest house in Rehoboth. Now a part of Walls Apartments.
30 Christian Street
- Nanticoke Indian Museum
Native American library and artifacts.
Located at Routes 24 and 5, Oak Orchard Intersection, Millsboro 302-945-7022
- Overfalls Maritime Museum
Located in historic Lewes on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal just north of the Savannah Road Bridge 302-645-4733.
- Rehoboth Art League
- Rehoboth Beach Museum
This museum showcases post - 1891 collections of Rehoboth Beach archives, photographs and memorabilia.
Next to the Rehoboth Beach Visitors Center at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. 302-227-7310
- Zwaanedael Museum
A replica of City Hall from Hoorn, Netherlands, which was dedicated in 1931 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first settlement in what is now Delaware. Seafaring artifacts, sunken treasure from the DeBraak. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Sunday 1:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., closed Monday and holidays. Admission is free.
Located in Lewes. 302-645-1148.
- Grove Park, Columbia Ave., at the intersection of Columbia Ave & Grove Street, Rehoboth Beach.
- Cape Henlopen State Park - on the water where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. This 3,000 acre park near Lewes has the famous "walking" sand dunes, nature trails with guides, a nature center, camping, bathhouses, tennis, recreation areas and areas for surf fishing and swimming. For information call 302-645-8983. Seasonal, tent, and RV camping.
- Delaware Seashore State Park - the State of Delaware has major coastal areas reserved for public use, including the section south of Dewey Beach to Indian River Inlet. Just north of the Inlet there are usually surfers riding the waves. For information call 302- 227-2800. Limited year round, tent and RV.
For Delaware State Parks (including Cape Henlopen State Park) reservations call 1-877-98-PARKS or visit www.destateparks.com.
• Clear Space Productions - 302-644-3810
• Coastal Concerts (Lewes) - 302-645-1539
• Delaware Comedy Theatre (Rehoboth) - 302-258-5443
• Footlight Productions (Rehoboth and Lewes) - 877-280-3488
• Henlopen Theater Project (Rehoboth) - 302-226-4103
• Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra - 888-846-8600
• Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre (Rehoboth), 302-227-6766
• Sussex Dance Academy - 302-855-9282
Enjoy both small town unique specialty shopping, factory outlets and malls. Shopping areas are located in downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, and along Route One. All purchases in Delaware are TAX FREE. Be sure to look for the Chamber of Commerce emblem on store windows.