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 the movie theaters.
For a local events calendar, please
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
Noted bird watching sites include: Abbott's Mill Nature Center
in Milford, Assawoman Wildlife Refuge in Frankford, Cape Henlopen
State Park in Lewes, CapeHenlopen 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
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,
• Delaware Seashore Preservation
• Discover-Sea Museum,
• Governor Ross Mansion
and Plantation Seaford, Delaware
• 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.
• 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 call302- 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
• 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
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