Rehoboth Beach has a fairy-tale, seaside appeal where people come from all over to embrace the resort-style ambiance. In the summer months, the beach boardwalk is packed with visitors checking out galleries and shore-side boutiques for souvenirs.
The sultry, sandy beach is super busy from May 1st through to September 30th with tourists, so dogs are not allowed at this time, but can go for early and afternoon morning walks before 9.30 am and after 5.30 pm at the nearby pet-friendly Dewy Beach, about 2.6 miles from the Rehoboth boardwalk. Any other time of the year is cool for dogs and their owners to have fun on the beach where you're pup must be on-leash.
Beach rules state all owners need to pick up after their woofers and poop bags are provided at the entrance of Dewey Beach. After the summer crowds have departed (September through to the middle of May) your dogs can go off-leash at Dewey and on-leash at Rehoboth Beach, but you’ll need to pick up a license that costs $15 for the privilege.
On both beaches, your sun-loving hounds will need to be on their best behavior and stay close to their owners. Swimming, building doggy sand castles, and pleasurable walks should keep your pooch entertained and happy to be hanging out with their favorite pet-parents. A sun umbrella will keep them protected as will loads of fresh water.
Sun-worshippers flock to the golden sand and smooth, clear waters of Rehoboth Beach, where family memories are created in a euphoric atmosphere of warm, summer days. The Atlantic laps tentatively on the shore inviting swimmers to cool off in the calm waters while restrooms are situated on the boardwalk with benches that allow you to view the boardwalk or ocean. If you're worried about water safety, the Rehoboth Beach Patrol, cited as one of the nation's finest, keeps a careful watch over swimmers during the sunny season.
In the summer months from May to September parking meters are active from 10 am to midnight. Rehoboth is one of the most popular vacation destinations and rightfully so, as a holiday here speaks the traditional lingo of days gone by. This is a city that refuses to change - much to the delight of regular visitors who return every year to enjoy the same, easy-going vibe.