Rehoboth Beach Journals

Rehoboth Beach Before the Crowds

A March 2006 trip to Rehoboth Beach by DeanMDJ

Quote: A long weekend visit before the crowds came in. Great time to visit for a romantic relaxing vacation without long lines.

Rehoboth Beach Before the Crowds

Overview

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The greatest thing about this trip was that almost all of the normal beach/boardwalk shops (fries, arcades, beachwear) were closed for the season. It was like walking around a house when no one's home. Plenty of places to eat and all of the normal things in a town, with the added treat of miles of almost private beaches.

Quick Tips:

Check out Cape Henlopen State Park for wonderful views and trails through sandy pine forests. Be prepared for colder weather this early, but it got into the 70ºs when we were there.

Best Way To Get Around:

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We had an oceanfront room with a balcony (2 Adirondack chairs) on the 3rd floor. The room was very clean, though definitely "lived in", and quite comfortable. There was a microwave, fridge, and small table that made it great for staying in the room and listening to the surf. We looked down directly onto the boardwalk and beach—great view. Definitely worth the off-season price (1/3 the high season rate).

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 19, 2006

Atlantic Sands
101 North Boardwalk
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-2511

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They had very well prepared seafood dishes, and the fried tofu dish was great. The attention to spices and combinations was very nice. The wait staff was attentive, though since it was off-season, the place was only about half full.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2006

Seaside Thai Cuisine
19 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-9525

Rusty Rudder

Restaurant

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This place is on the bay in Dewey Beach in the Ruddertowne complex. The main attraction is a seafood buffet for $27. It was worth every penny, though I usually find places like that long on quantity and short on quality. The offer raw oysters, clams, crab legs, varying prepared dishes, carved beef, and great service with a great view.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 19, 2006

Rusty Rudder
113 Dickinson Street
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-3888

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One of the joys of being at the ocean in the spring, is the changing weather. Instead of having to deal with heat, sand, and crowds, you can explore the beach and surrounding areas, and appreciate the quiet (except for the sound of the waves, of course). This was a first for me, and was probably one of the best and most relaxing visits to the ocean we've ever had.