36 Hours at the Delaware Beaches

The Delaware beaches have so much to offer. From the adventure thrillers and nature explorers, to the beach bums, the shoppers, and the foodies, there’s something exciting for everyone. It’s easy to understand why Rehoboth Beach was ranked fourth best coastal small town in the nation by USA Today. Here are some of our favorite places.

Beach Spot: Cape Henlopen State Park

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Cape Henlopen is home to four miles of the most scenic, natural beaches in Delaware located north of the famous Rehoboth Beach. Full of nature trails, historic sites, fishing beaches and outdoor activities, there are tons of activities to do. You can even climb to the top of a WWII watchtower to find breath-taking views of the park. The park is so big that it’s rarely overcrowded. A popular spot to explore and take pictures is on the bay side of the point where the beach is reserved for a bird sanctuary. It is secluded, undisturbed and has amazing views of the Brandywine Shoal lighthouse. Every time you go to the park you’ll stumble upon something new to explore.

Breakfast: Surf Bagel

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Surf bagel is home to southern Delaware’s most legendary breakfast. They bake their bagels fresh every morning and strive to provide the most healthy, tasty, and honest food. They have over 20 different bagels to choose from and tons of different cream cheese flavors. Crowds tend to grow pretty fast but the service is so quick you won’t even notice. You’re missing out if you don’t try it and once you do you’ll wish you had a Surf Bagel closer to home.

Restaurant: Salt Air

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Located in Rehoboth, one street south of the avenue, Salt Air offers an upscale farm-to-table fresh cuisine. Their menu features fresh seasonal produce, sustainable seafood, and organic meats and poultry. From their unique goat cheese spread and crackers, to their legendary cheese board appetizer, their award winning seafood stew, amazing New York strip steak, and fresh salads, they have something to satisfy any craving.

Dessert Shop: Nonna’s

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Nonna’s Sweet Treats is a family owned and operated dessert shop located on the ocean block of Rehoboth Avenue. All baked goods are prepared by scratch in house each day. They serve family recipes that have been passed down through generations with their signature item being the “Liege” waffle. Their Liege waffle is nothing like other locally found Belgian waffles. Theirs are made from a yeast dough rolled in chunks of imported Belgian Pearl Sugar which caramelizes on the outside of the waffle. They serve them as ice cream sundaes for dessert using local legend Bassetts ice cream. The waffles are also offered as breakfast items in the morning.

Store: Bella Luna

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Bella Luna is a boutique located on Rehoboth Avenue known for their vast selection of unique household items, creative gifts, and accessories. For being such a small store it’s nearly impossible to not spend forever browsing their selection. They offer a ton of interesting, one of a kind items that any shopper would love. Add it to your list of places to go while in Rehoboth.

Beachside Bar & Grill

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At Beachside Bar & Grill, we love the creations by the James Beard Award nominated Chef Jay Caputo, of Espuma and David Dietz, of BBC Tavern & Grill. The two share a common passion about fresh and local fare. The ambiance is casual and fun, which is ideal for any beach town. They have happy hour from 3-6pm everyday with amazing deals like $5 martinis and $2 off all appetizers. Plus, there’s free parking to the side.

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