Rehoboth Beach, located in Sussex County, Delaware, is a popular regional vacation destination whose population expands to over 75,000 in the summer vacation months. Rehoboth's name derives from Biblical appellation, meaning "place [or space] for all." The city is often referred to as "The Nation's Summer Capital" due to the fact it is a frequent summer vacation destination for Washington, D.C., residents, insiders, and power-brokers. Vacationers are drawn for many reasons, including the town's charm, artistic appeal, and relative safety. Rehoboth's white powder sand beaches are consistently ranked highly in national publications, including Reader's Digest who has consistently named Rehoboth Beach a "Best of America" winner.
Rehoboth's beaches are protected by a beach patrol with a distinguished record of lifesaving and competitive success. The Boardwalk, now a mile long, was originally built in 1873 on high ground between the beach and Surf Avenue, which ran the full length of the ocean front. Downtown Rehoboth came of age in the era of Victorian influences and evolved throughout the twentieth century to change with the times. Both the residential and commercial area, despite their growth and maturation, have retained the warm and friendly charm and ambiance that reflect Rehoboth Beach's historic past.
Rehoboth Beach is a bargain! Delaware has no sales tax on goods, food, or entertainment. Delaware has become popular among retirees due to the quality of life, tax benefits and exemptions the state offers. The small-town atmosphere and the constant calendar of events keep the town busy throughout the year and residents love the fact that they can walk just about everywhere; whether it's the beach, along Rehoboth's mile-long boardwalk or to the area's plentiful boutiques and restaurants.
Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA are all within a 2.5 hour drive; New York City is about a 3.5 hour drive.
In Summer: 76° F
In Winter: 41° F
Number of Sunny Days Per Year: 96
The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival offers some of the hottest names in Jazz and Blues, featuring performances at several venues throughout the Rehoboth area in mid-October. The Rehoboth Film Festival in November screens about 100 of the year's best independent films, with a special $6 rate for seniors.