The Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is one of the most famous boardwalks on the East Coast. Extending for a full mile, it is lined with a variety of shops and eateries, not to mention an amusement complex where visitors can enjoy some rides and games. Of course, the fact that this boardwalk runs along one of the best beaches in Delaware is also a plus, and the quaint atmosphere that it is known for is something that many repeat visitors have come to love.
Originally built way back in 1873, the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk has been doing its part to draw in Rehoboth Beach visitors for more than 100 years now. Its configuration has changed on more than one occasion over the years, though the appeal here has always remained. There’s just something about boardwalks in general that encourages people get into a fun and relaxed state of mind, and it’s no different with the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Perhaps it’s the ocean air or the fun entertainment options. Visitors to this oceanfront Delaware attraction can surely enjoy some unique shopping opportunities, and the Funland amusement complex offers rides and midway games. It’s also popular to get some saltwater taffy at Dolles, and on warmer days, an ice cream cone or a shaved ice is likely to hit the spot.
Simple strolls along the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk are all that some visitors care to enjoy. Making such strolls more enjoyable is the fact that skateboarding, roller blading, and roller skating are not permitted on the boardwalk. Also, bikers can only ride along its stretch between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. from May 15 to September 15, and dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk or the beach from May 1 to September 30.
Whatever you plan on doing during your Rehoboth Beach escape, spending some time on the town’s famed boardwalk is essentially a must. Many of the town’s visitors actually look to stay at one of the hotels that are found on the boardwalk. Among the best hotels in this bunch is the Boardwalk Plaza. Vacation rentals that are on or near the boardwalk are also available, and they include some delightful beach homes.
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