Rehoboth Beach Journals

Delaware: Rehoboth Beach

A July 1998 trip to Rehoboth Beach by kylebarber

Quote: Suggestions for things to do and places to eat in Rehoboth Beach, Deleware.

Delaware: Rehoboth Beach

Overview

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Not as exclusively gay as Fire Island or Provincetown, Rehoboth Beach still offers a pleasant surfside retreat for gays and lesbians in the Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia area. Once a Methodist revivalist camp ground, Rehoboth Beach has grown and become more sophisticated as gays and lesbians have purchased local properties and developed new businesses. It is still a mixed environment, and the beach or the community is not as quiet or isolated as other popular resort towns. You also will not find guest houses in the vein of Palm Springs or Key West, but for those who enjoy relaxing by the water and meeting new folks Rehoboth Beach will be a fun diversion for a long weekend. I particu...Read More

Iguana Grill

Restaurant

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This casual Southwestern restaurant offers solid if somewhat standard dishes. The patio makes for a nice shaded outdoor dining area, plus you can check out what's going across the street at the Blue Moon. The service was friendly and efficient, and the crowd in the restaurant were being pretty friendly as well! Ideal for a quick lunch on your way to or back from the beach.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Iguana Grill
52 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-0948

Lambda Rising Bookstore

Attraction | "Lambda Rising"

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A small outlet of the popular gay bookstore located in Washington, D.C., Lambda Rising is stocked with popular gay and lesbian fiction, magazines, and other reading material and music that appeals to the community. A large bulletin board outside the shop notifies locals and tourists of upcoming events and activities, as well as rooms for rent, pets to adopt, and some other unusual personal services...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Lambda Rising Bookstore
39 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-6969

Funland

Attraction

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Blech. This rundown amusement park / "historic boardwalk" is in pretty sad shape and doesn't offer much to entertain either kids or adults. The condition of the few rides is questionable, the game barkers look like they are ready to throw themselves into the ocean, and the bored local teens seem to get kicks out of shooting dirty looks at tourists. For someone who enjoys the nostalgia of boardwalks and fairground amusements, I was dismayed by what little the town had to offer.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Funland
6 Delaware Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-1921

Blue Moon

Attraction

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The happening tea dance that occurs daily at the Blue Moon draws crowds from all over town, with a line stretching down the front stairs and along the sidewalk. The bar inside this restaurant is actually quite small, but a patio area out back handles the large crowds and provides both sunny and shaded areas to converse with new friends. For a New Yorker who is used to a very different bar scene, these Washingtonians and Philadelphians seem somewhat conservative and formal when flirting, but then again it's cute to see them blush.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Blue Moon
35 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-6515

Poodle Beach

Attraction

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The town's beach stretches much further than this two block area, but if you are looking for the gay section you'll need to walk all the way to the southern tip of the boeardwalk. Poodle Beach attracts mostly men, and it can get quite crowded midday. This can be good or bad, depending on whether you were looking to relax by the water and tan or if you were hoping to meet someone to frolic in the water with. Some serious beachcombers may prefer to visit the nearby Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of town.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 6, 2000

Poodle Beach
Queen Street to Penn Street
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware