Rehoboth Beach was founded in the 1870’s as the site of a religious camp. Following the development of a railroad and boardwalk in the 1900’s, Rehoboth Beach evolved into an active gay friendly resort town. Today, it stands as a year-round gay resort, with more than 200 gay-owned restaurants, shops, lodgings and nightspots.

Embracing the northernmost part of the Delaware shore, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach are only a short two-and-a-half hour drive from Washington D.C. and Baltimore, three hours from Philadelphia and four hours from New York City.

Thought of as the Mid-Atlantic region’s answer to Key West or Provincetown, Rehoboth boasts two gay beaches with plenty of people watching and a lively boardwalk full of arcades, eateries and bars. Many of the restaurants and attractions are surprisingly affordable, and there’s a great mix of cheap, elegant and trendy. This means you can grab a hot dog, stop at a crab shack, ride the bumper cars or spend the day at a spa and sit down for a lavish dinner. If you’re looking for a more active outing, you can head to one of the nearby parks for hiking trails, fishing, camping and kayaking. On nearby Route 1, you’ll find a haven for outlet shopping (FYI, there’s no sales tax in Delaware!).

Featured Hotels

Admiral on Baltimore

2 Baltimore Avenue

A warm welcome awaits you just 60 feet from Rehoboth’s beach & boardwalk. A beach block tradition in Rehoboth for 25 years, the Admiral Hotel promises you hospitality with all the amenities your vacation deserves. From the pleasant respite of our swimming pool & sun deck to our brand new rooms, many with coastal views, to our convenient free parking, we wish for your stay to be one you’ll remember.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel

2 Olive Avenue

When you want it all, choose the Boardwalk Plaza! On the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, the Boardwalk Plaza is Delaware’s only oceanfront AAA Four Diamond Award Winner and offers every pampering amenity – beautiful Victorian suites, room service, bellhop service, a heated spa pool and fine oceanfront dining in Victoria’s Restaurant. Open all year.

Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE

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. Seasonal, tent, and RV camping.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry, The

43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE
A trip aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry from Lewes, Del., to Cape May, N.J., or vice versa, offers far more than just a shortcut from the Delaware coast to the Jersey shore. Crossing the Delaware Bay in 70 minutes, the trip offers a breathtaking view of two of the Mid-Atlantic’s most picturesque seaside towns.

Coastal Kayak

Coastal Kayak is the most experienced kayak company at the beach! Now in it’s 17th year of providing entertaining and educational guided eco-tours and instruction with the most highly trained staff and best equipment in the area. Services include kayak and sailboat rentals, guided nature tours, as well as certified kayak instruction.

Delaware Seashore State Park

39415 Inlet Road
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. Limited year round, tent and RV camping.

Dogfish Head Brewery

6 Cannery Village Center Milton, DE
Free tours of our Milton, DE brewery include sampling, a guided tour, and even a chance to get all your beer and merchandise needs met in our on-site gift shop. The tours are fun and give you a chance to get a behind-the-scenes peek at our brewhouse, the cellars – including our 3 huge wooden tanks – and our packaging hall. Tour times vary by season, but in general run Tuesday to Saturday afternoons. Each tour time is limited to 35 people, and all tour participants must wear closed-toe shoes. Reservations recommended.

Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats

320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday we offer a free tour of our home base – the brewpub in downtown Rehoboth Beach. There you’ll see the experimental brewery (where we still brew our Brewpub Exclusive beers about once a month) and our upstairs distillery (where we make vodka, gin & rum). If you’re interested in the pub tour, just show up at the pub where the tour begins at 4:30pm.

Fisherman’s Wharf

by the drawbridge, Lewes, DE
Ahoy!! Welcome to Fisherman’s Wharf, by the drawbridge in Lewes, Delaware, where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. There’s plenty to do here at Fisherman’s Wharf for the whole family. Our fleet includes head boats, deep sea charter boats, cruising and sightseeing vessels. The Fisherman’s Wharf restaurant, overlooking historical Lewes Rehoboth Canal, is open early for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s a great place to watch the boats dock with their catches or treat the family after a full day of boating.


6 Delaware Avenue
Funland is a family amusement center located on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The park offers great entertainment for the whole family, featuring 18 rides, 13 midway games, an electronic shooting gallery, redemption games and redemption center, and an arcade with video and pinball machines. Our season begins Mother’s Day Weekend and runs through Labor Day.

Mile Long Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach
One of downtown Rehoboth’s greatest assets is a mile-long boardwalk which allows for bike riding, strolling or jogging. Other activities and special events on the “boards” include miniature golf, arcades, a small amusement park, bandstand musical entertainment and numerous festivals. Here you can sit and watch the sunrise, enjoy our many migrating dolphins and our latest visitors, pelicans.

Nassau Valley Vineyards

32165 Winery Way, Lewes, DE
Orchards, Winery, Picnic Tables – Bring your lunch and have a glass of wine. Open Tuesday through Saturday 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., Sunday Noon – 5:00 P.M., Closed on Monday.

Old Landing Golf Course

300 Old Landing Road
Opened in 1965, this 18 hole golf course is located just 2 miles from the center of Rehoboth Beach. Its challenging par-71 course features     water hazards on seven of the holes, while offering a scenic view of Rehoboth Bay amidst tree-lined fairways.

Gay Beaches

North Shores
Gordons Pond in Henlopen State Park

Poodle Beach
Queen and Prospect Street

Big Sissies Bar & Grill – 37385 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-7600

Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats – 320 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-2739

Double L Bar – 622 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-0818

Frogg Pond Tavern – 3 South First Street – 302-227-2234

Iguana Grill – 52 Baltimore Avenue – 302-727-5273

Pond Bar & Grill, The – 3 South First Street – 302-227-2234

Purple Parrot Bar and Grill – 134 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-1139

Rehoboth Ale House – 15 Wilmington Street – 302-227-2337

Rigby’s Bar & Grill – 404 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-6080

a(MUSE.) – 44 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-7107

Aqua Grill – 57 Baltimore Avenue – 302-226-9001

Blue Moon – 35 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-6515

Bramble & Brine – 315 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-7702

Café Azafran – 18 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-8100

Coffee Mill, The – 127 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-7530

Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill – 208 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-3353

Go Fish – 24 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-1044

Henlopen City Oyster House – 50 Wilmington Avenue – 302-260-9193

Iguana Grill – 52 Baltimore Avenue – 302-727-5273

Lula Brazil – 234 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-212-2755

Mariachi – 14 Wilmington Avenue – 302-227-0115

Mixx and Mingle – 26 Baltimore Avenue – 302-226-8700

Pond, The – 3 South First Street – 302-227-2234

Purple Parrot Bar & Grill – 134 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-1139

Rehoboth Ale House – 15 Wilmington Street – 302-227-2337

Rigby’s Bar & Grill – 404 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-6080

Seafood Shack – 43 1/2 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-5881

The Buttery (Lewes) – 102 Second Street – 302-645-7755

Victoria’s Restaurant – 2 Olive Avenue (Boardwalk) – 302-227-0615

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

323-860-5200 /

Camp Rehoboth 39 Baltimore Avenue 302-227-5620

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce 501 Rehoboth Avenue  302-227-2333

Rehoboth Beach Main Street 302-227-2772

Proud Bookstore – 50 Baltimore Avenue, Village by The Sea – 302-227-6969

Carlton’s – 31 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-7990
Spahr – 43 Baltimore Avenue – 302-226-3804

Coffee Shops
Arena’s Cafe – 17314 North Village Main Blvd, Lewes – 302-644-0370

Confections / Chocolates / Baked Goods
Cake Break – 7 South First Street – 302-260-9264

Food Stores / Markets
Grub Grocery – 305 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-4782

Health Clubs / Gyms / Exercise & Fitness
Body Shop Fitness Center – 70 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-0920

Home Decor
Mark Showell Interiors – 59 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-2272

Leather / Erotica
Leather Central – 36983 Rehoboth Avenue Ext. – 302-227-0700

Real Estate Services
Jack Lingo Realty – 246 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-6655
Maggio Shields Real Estate Brokerage – 70 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-3770
Mann & Sons – 19606 Coastal Highway – 302-226-5600
Megan Kee – Jack Lingo Realty – 246 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-226-6405
Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – 330 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-6767

Beach Essentials – 33 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-5210
Elegant Slumming – 33 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-3097
Out Gear & More – 111 Rehoboth Avenue – 302-227-3148
Waterford Crystal, Tangier Outlet – 36445 Seaside Outlet Drive – 800-318-9805
Wooden Indian Ltd. – 25 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-8331

Spa / Sauna / Massage
Bad Hair Day – 45 Lake Avenue – 302-227-HAIR

Specialty Shops (Cheese)
Morgan St Gower Cheesemongers – 20 Baltimore Avenue – 302-727-5566

Theater / Performing Arts
Clear Space Theatre Company – 20 Baltimore Avenue – 302-227-2270

Wine & Spirits
Bin 66 Fine Wine & Spirits – 301 Rehoboth Ave at the Pearl Shops – 302-227-6966

Coming soon…

Rehoboth Beach Map