Rehoboth Beach Rules

Rehoboth Beach Rules

Rehoboth Beach is known for its soft sand that squishes between your toes. Some might call it paradise, but let’s not kid ourselves — even Eden had a few ground rules. And if you want your time in Rehoboth Beach to be as idyllic as possible, it’s important you stick to them.

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Can You Swim at Rehoboth Beach?

Yes! Swimming is absolutely encouraged, but don’t get too adventurous. Stick to areas near the lifeguards and follow their instructions; they’re there to keep you safe. Oh, and if you were thinking of sneaking a midnight dip, you might want to reconsider. Swimming is strictly off-limits during lifeguard off-hours.

Are Dogs Allowed on Rehoboth Beach?

While many dogs would love the sea breeze rustling their coats, it’s a no-go from May 1 through September 30. But there are other options — just south of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, Dewey Beach welcomes leashed dogs before 9:30 a.m. and after 5:30 p.m. 

Are Bikes and Skateboards Allowed at Rehoboth Beach?

Got a cool bike or skateboard you’re itching to ride along the beach? Put those brakes on! Bikes are only allowed on the boardwalk from the hours of 5 a.m. until 10 a.m. from May 15 through September 15. Skateboards are altogether banned from the boardwalk and bandstand year-round and from the sidewalks and streets between mid-May and mid-September. Roller skates and rollerblades are also a no-go on the boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue. But there are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained.

Can You Sleep on Rehoboth Beach?

A night under the stars might sound dreamy, but unfortunately there is no sleeping on the beach between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. The same goes for cars, benches and pretty much anywhere else public. However, there are many cozy lodging options nearby. 

Do You Have to Pay for Parking at Rehoboth Beach?

If you’re visiting Rehoboth Beach between May 15 and September 15, be aware of the parking regulations. There are two main parking options:

  1. Metered Parking: Requires payment from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Have your coins ready!
  2. Parking Permits: Necessary in non-metered areas. They are enforced from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during this period.

Remember, when parking in the city, vehicles must be parked head-in. Reverse parking is not allowed.

While the rules might seem restrictive, they are in place to ensure a pleasant experience for everyone. So read up, and when you’re finally lounging on that beach towel or dining al fresco along the boardwalk, you’ll be glad you did. After all, a day spent at Rehoboth Beach is a mini-vacation you won’t soon forget.

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