- Can you send me information about Rehoboth Beach?
- Where can I stay with my dog?
- Can you recommend a babysitter?
- What activities are available for children?
- Who do I contact about performing at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand?
- Are dogs allowed on the beach?
- How & where can I drive on the beach?
- Which hotels/motels are on the beach and boardwalk?
- Are there shower or changing facilities on the beach or boardwalk?
- Is there a fee for the beach?
- Can I get married on the beach and what do I need?
- Can you give me information on parking and the best place to park?
- How can I get to Rehoboth Beach other than by car?
- Which airport is closest to Rehoboth Beach?
- When are the annual festivals such as the Sea Witch Festival, Jazz Festival and Film Festival?
- Where can under-21 visitors dance and listen to music?
Can you send me information about Rehoboth Beach?
Click here to order a Vacation Planning Kit from the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Where can I stay with my dog?
See our complete list of Pet-Friendly Accommodations for hotels and contact information.
Can you recommend a babysitter?
Yes, please click here to see Babysitting Services.
What activities are available for children?
See our Kid Stuff page for details about amusement parks, summer programs, arcades, classes, camps, go-carts, waterslides and more. Also see our Mini Golf page for course locations.
Who do I contact about performing at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand?
If you are interested in performing on the bandstand, please send a press pack including contact information, group bios, audio or video samples, as well as any other materials you believe are necessary to gain an appropriate sampling of your group to:
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
c/o City of Rehoboth Beach
229 Rehoboth Avenue
PO Box 1163
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
For more information, please visit www.rehobothbandstand.com.
Are dogs allowed on the beach?
It is illegal for dogs to run at large at any time. The City has both a leash law and a pooper-scooper law which are enforced. Dogs are prohibited from the beach and boardwalk at all times from May 1 through September 30, but are allowed on the beach in Dewey Beach (just south of the RB Boardwalk) before 9:30am and after 5:30pm. They must still be on a leash and have a Dewey Beach Dog License. Dogs are allowed in the state parks. You may want to visit Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes or Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey Beach.
Click Here to see more BEACH RULES.
DELAWARE BEACH RULES FOR DOGS
STATE PARKS: Dogs are not allowed on beaches marked for swimming or surfing. They are allowed in areas designated for surf fishing vehicles, but must be leashed. Owners must clean up after their pets.
LEWES: Dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of the year except May 1-Sept. 30. During that time, dogs are allowed before 8am, or after 6:30pm. They must be on a leash, and owners must pick up after them.
REHOBOTH BEACH: Dogs are not allowed at any time on the boardwalk or the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. Off season, dogs are allowed but must be leashed and owners must clean up after them.
DEWEY BEACH: Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round, but there are limitations during the summer - roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day. Dogs then cannot be on the beach from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dogs do not have to be leashed, but owners are required to clean up after their pets.
BETHANY BEACH: Dogs are banned from the boardwalk and beach from May 15 to Sept. 30. At other times, dogs must be on a leash and owners must clean up after them.
SOUTH BETHANY: Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15 to Oct. 15. At other times, dogs must be leashed and owners must clean up after them.
FENWICK ISLAND: Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. At other times, dogs must be leashed and owners must clean up after them.
How & where can I drive on the beach?
If you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, you may drive on the beach in designated surf fishing areas with a Surf Fishing Permit. This permit is issued at most DE State Parks & some fishing/outdoor supply stores for the sole purpose of surf fishing. In Delaware, it is not required that you carry a license for saltwater fishing, but you must present a valid vehicle registration to obtain the permit. The fee is $50 for Delaware-registered cars and $100 for out-of-state. The permit attaches to your car like a license plate and allows beach vehicle access at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware Seashore State Park south of Dewey Beach & at Fenwick Island State Park south of Bethany Beach. Surf fishing vehicle permits are issued for the calendar year. Visit the Division of Parks & Recreation's Web site for additional rules & regulations.
Which hotels/motels are on the beach and boardwalk?
Click here for a list of oceanfront Rehoboth accommodations with contact information and links to Web sites.
Are there shower or changing facilities on the beach or boardwalk?
There are no changing facilities in Rehoboth; see Beach Rules. There are outdoor rinse-off showers along the boardwalk in Rehoboth. You may use these or you can also shower and change at most state park beaches and at the Tower Road facilities, just south of Dewey beach on Route One.
Is there a fee for the beach?
NO. Access to Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach is free. The state parks, however, charge a small entrance fee.
Can I get married on the beach and what do I need?
Sure, you can get married on the beach in Rehoboth. Click here for our wedding directory -- everything you'll need from city officials to bakeries & music.
Can you give me information on parking and the best place to park?
During the summer, parking meters are in effect in downtown Rehoboth and you need a parking permit to park in the residential resort area. See Visitor Services for details about purchasing a permit, getting quarters for the meters and the best place to park.
How can I get to Rehoboth Beach other than by car?
Unfortunately, there's not a great public transit method that extends to Rehoboth Beach, but you can weigh your options on our Transportation page.
Which airport is closest to Rehoboth Beach?
The airport in Salisbury, MD, 410-548-4827, where you can rent a car and drive 45 minutes to Rehoboth Beach. For larger airports, try Philadelphia INTL (2 hours from RB), BWI (2 hours from RB), or Dulles INTL (2.5 hours from RB). See Transportation for details.
When are the annual festivals such as the Sea Witch Festival, Jazz Festival and Film Festival?
You'll find everything you need to know on our Community Calendar.
Where can under-21 visitors dance and listen to music?
Most nightlife in Rehoboth is restricted to age 21+, due to Delaware state laws. The best place to be at night, if you are under 21, is the Boardwalk, where you can play games and enjoy rides at Funland and several arcades. Also see where to find go-carts & waterslides or see Nightlife for all-ages show information.