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Rehoboth Beach Rules

  • No one is allowed on the beach from 1am-Daybreak.  Daybreak is defined as 30 minutes prior to sunrise.
  • No changing clothes in comfort stations, on the boardwalk, under the boardwalk or in vehicles while parked on any public streets.
  • No sleeping on the beach, 1am-Daybreak.
  • No smoking on the beach (except in designated areas), the boardwalk or the Bandstand. (Takes effect May 15, 2014)
  • NO FEEDING SEAGULLS
  • No sleeping in cars, on any street within the City, on or under the boardwalk, or on benches.
  • Age required by Delaware law to enter bars and liquor stores is 21 years.
  • No drinking or open containers of alcoholic beverages on beach, boardwalk, or public streets within the City limits.
  • No open fires on the beach.
  • NO GRILLS or GRILLING on the beach. The state parks have designated grilling areas. You may want to visit Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware Seashore Park south of Dewey Beach or rent the pavilion at Gordon's Pond in Rehoboth Beach for your grilling needs.
  • Pavilions-People are not allowed in the pavilions from 1am-Daybreak.
  • Dogs – 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.
  • Bikes are allowed on the boardwalk From daybreak-10am only from May 15 through September 15 and any time during the rest of the year. Adult bike riders are not permitted on the sidewalks at any time. Children, under 12, please check with police for regulations.
  • No vehicles on boardwalk or beach.
  • Skateboarding – Skateboards are prohibited on the boardwalk and bandstand year-round and on the sidewalks and streets at all hours from May 15 through September 15.
  • Roller skates and roller blades are not allowed on the bandstand, boardwalk or Rehoboth Avenue.
  • Parking Meters – Parking meters are in effect from the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day until and including the second Sunday following Labor Day, between 10am and midnight. Hourly prices are $1.50. Change macines are located on Rehoboth Avenue. All thirty-minute parking zones shall remain posted and shall be in effect the entire year. Those persons driving vehicles with a valid handicap plate or permit are required to pay for parking meters while the meters are in effect.
  • Left Hand Turns-Left hand turns are not allowed on Rehoboth Avenue at the intersections of First Street and Second Street May 1-Sept. 30.
  • Parking permits are required in all non-metered areas in the City 10am-5pm beginning the Friday before Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. For more information, see Visitor Services.
  • Please share our pride in our community. Litter ordinances are strictly enforced. Please use the recycling center behind City Hall to dispose of brown, green and clear glass; newspapers and magazines; aluminum, tin and aerosol cans; household batteries; plastic bottles of all sorts; corrugated cardboard; and plastic bags.

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