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Rick's Guide to the Delaware Shore - Rehoboth, Dewey & Bethany Beaches

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An August 2005 trip to Rehoboth Beach by rickhowe

Riding the Waves! Photo, More Photos
Quote: We grew up in Wilmington, and have been going down the Delaware Shore for years.

Rick's Guide to the Delaware Shore - Rehoboth, Dewey & Bethany Beaches

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Overview

Skimboarding at the Delaware Shore Photo,
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Growing up in Wilmington, Delaware, Rehoboth and the local beaches have been my standard summer vacation spot for longer than I care to mention (suffice it to say, when I first started going to Rehoboth, the Ford Thunderbird was a new concept).My wife's family used to rent cottages in Lewis, later in Dewey, and even later in Bethany. When the two of us starting going to the beach, we rented places on our own (including for our honeymoon in Lewis).But for purposes of IgoUgo, readers will find most valuable our most recent experiences, staying at two different area hotels. And although the dining experiences (with the exception of the ubiquitous Grotto Pizza) have changed over the years,...Read More

Addy Sea

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Hotel | "The Addy Sea"

Addy Sea Photo, Bethany Beach, Delaware
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My wife and I spent a glorious 2 days at the Addy Sea in early August, 2004. We'd always rented houses in Bethany for a week of family reunion (with families from all up and down the East Coast). But this time we only could spend a couple days, so I went online and found the Addy Sea. It is a beautiful, vintage 1900 home, divided into 12 rooms and one funny little area. A full buffet breakfast is served daily, and tea and cookies (and lemonade) in the afternoon. Each room has a sink in the room, and either a shower or large (Jacuzzi) tub, and of course a toilet. In our room (#4), the toilet was literally in the closet (where comes the name "water closet"). But the larger and more expen...Read More

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Addy Sea
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach, Delaware 19930
(302) 539-3707

BOARDWALK PLAZA HOTEL

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Hotel | "Boardwalk Plaza"

BOARDWALK PLAZA HOTEL Photo,
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This is probably the swankiest hotel in Rehoboth (and, honestly, the only one I've stayed in). The Boardwalk Plaza is, under the skin, a cinder block box just like every other hotel. The difference is the details; Victorian-era design motifs on the outside, Victorian-era furniture and decorative treatments on the inside.And it works. The Boardwalk Plaza is a very pleasant (albeit expensive during the high season) Oceanfront respite from the noise of the boardwalk.The rooms are large, and if you reserve oceanfront, have an amazing view. Quiet, very clean with high-end amenities, great maid service, and very reliable room service.The indoor/outdoor pool is heated (although you do...Read More

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BOARDWALK PLAZA HOTEL
2 OLIVE AVENUE AND BOARDWALK
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
1-302-227-7169

Victoria's Restaurant and Grotto Pizza

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Restaurant

Victoria's Restaurant and Grotto Pizza Photo,
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When we stay at the Boardwalk Plaza, one of our treats is breakfast at Victoria's on the lobby level, right on the boardwalk. Victoria's breakfast is reasonably priced, and it's just plain fun eating a fancy breakfast on the boardwalk. Here are some of our breakfast favorites:  - Raspberry Swirl French Toast (just as good as it sounds)  - Cappuccino Crepe (cinnamon flavor crepe with espresso-flavored cream cheese filling and raspberry sauce)  - Veggie Omelet (as well as every other kind of omelet you can imagine).  For Dinner, the traditional Rehoboth eatery is Grotto Pizza. It's been in Rehoboth longer than I've gone there (which is very long indeed). Locations on ...Read More

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Victoria's Restaurant and Grotto Pizza
4075 Highway One
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware 19971
(302) 227-3567

Funland

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Attraction | "Funland and Rehoboth Beach Shopping"

Funland Photo,
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OK, so the kids head straight to Funland on the boardwalk as soon as you get to Rehoboth.It's not too big, well-guarded (so it's safe). I wouldn't leave kids under 12 there by themselves, but at 13 or 14 I'd have no problem.A great variety of games and rides (the only rides available in Rehoboth), plus a shooting gallery and, of course, bumper cars! Next door is another arcade area (I don't remember the name) with a motorized climbing wall. You climb up, and the wall rotates top to bottom so you always have a different grip. And then, after a bit, the wall TILTS towards you so that you are literally hanging by your fingertips! Not for the middle-aged or faint of heart.B...Read More

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

Made by Hand

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Made by Hand Photo, Bethany Beach, Delaware
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One of the first stops we always make on our annual journey to Bethany Beach is at "Made by Hand," at the York Beach Mall on Rt. 1 in South Bethany. It doesn't look like much on the outside, just another store in a strip mall with a Grotto's Pizza on the end. But inside, it's a wonder.The following is from the Made by Hand literature. "Made by Hand is a Fair Trade shop that promotes economic development and social justice for artisans and their communities while preserving cultural traditions."We pay artisans and small farmers a fair price for the crafts, clothing, jewelry, bags, rugs, musical instruments, home and garden products, toys, kitchenware, stationery, collect...Read More

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Made by Hand
Rt. 1 York Beach Mall
South Bethany, Delaware 19930
(302) 539-6335