Founded in 1873 by the Reverend Robert W. Todd as a site for Methodist summer camp meetings, Rehoboth Beach is named after "Rehovat," a city in Israel, which means "space for all." Its name is quite fitting, as Rehoboth Beach is famous for blending communities effortlessly.
Often billed as “The Nation's Summer Capital" due to the fact that Rehoboth Beach is a frequent summer vacation destination for Washington, D.C. residents as well as visitors from Baltimore, Philadelphia and beyond. On the Atlantic Coast, Rehoboth Beach is approximately two hours away from these major metropolitan areas and just 3 hours away from New York City.
Retirees, families and summer vacationers alike are drawn to Rehoboth Beach for many reasons: the natural beatuy of its ocean beaches, the inherent charm of architecture and lifestyle, and its restaurants and nightlife.
Rehoboth Beach is fabulous no matter what the season ...
Rehoboth Beach summers: boardwalk arcades, ice cream parlors, pizza, Thrasher's french fries, Dolly's Salt Water Taffy, free evening concerts at the bandstand, Farmer’s Market, miniature golf, amusement park rides, beach volleyball, cotton candy, pretzels, t-shirts and flip-flops, outdoor dining, the beach - and of course, July 4th Fireworks over the ocean.
Autumn in Rehoboth Beach is packed with special events and beautiful weather: Autumn Jazz Fest, Sea Witch Halloween Festival and Pet Costume Parade, Sidewalk Sales, Greyhounds at the Beach, and the Independent Film Festival.
Rehoboth Beach winters boasts holiday cheer: sing-a-longs, parades, tax-free shopping, Merchant's Hospitality Night, Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-off, legendary restaurant specials, sports bars to root for your teams, luxurious spa treatments, exquisite accommodations (at off-season prices!).
Spring in Rehoboth Beach bursts with life: The Chocolate Festival, Fashion Shows, 10-K walks, Restaurant Week, ArtWalk, Paint-Out Weekend.