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“A LOT has changed since my last visit in the 80s-sad” 2 of 5 stars
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Rehoboth Beach
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Owner description: A sandy public beach that offers various organized sports activities every evening during the summer plus special designated areas for surfing and surf fishing.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A LOT has changed since my last visit in the 80s-sad”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I was stationed at Dover back in the early 80s. We would hit Rehoboth every day we had off in the summer. Back then maybe 2 blocks were of retail. So we thought we would go and revisit my old stomping grounds. Holy cow. Packed. I mean REALLY packed. Forget trying to get a parking spot. And if you do, make sure you bring a roll of quarters ( there are some machines that make change-only we didnt know that as it wasnt obvious but they are in the center islands). There are blocks and blocks of retail and eateries. The sidewalks are so packed you can barely walk especially in the evening hours. Hungry to sit down for dinner? You might want to get a snack for the 45 min-1 hr wait. They have erected a gazebo where there is some sort of nightly enterainment, which is nice except it creates a logjam to the boardwalk. The beaches are ridiculously packed. We decided to head to one of the state park beaches (Seashores instead) where we had ample parking, had elbow room with shower facilities, bathrooms and a snack bar. We also didnt have to fuss about feeding a meter all day. So..sadly I wont go back to Rehoboth Beach to eat or to beach. I guess it would be ok if you got a place ON the beach to stay but we didnt so it is what it is.

Visited July 2014
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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“Very clean and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This is, by far, the most well-maintained beach I've been to. The sand is always very clean, and while it can get very crowded, you can always just walk a bit for a good quiet space. Life guards are usually always on-duty, and I've never once seen any occasions or mismanagement by the staff and beach caretakers.

This is a great family and couples beach to visit, though I would strongly recommend arriving earlier than later before the crowds set in. That, and you should go in the springtime when the horseshoe crab breeding season is set in place, but only if you're a fan of those.

Visited June 2014
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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“Great boutique with very fun stuff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Josephine's Daughter is a very eclectic store. way fun and not to be missed for those who love wearable art and unusual clothing.

Visited July 2014
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Quebec City, Canada
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“First smoke-free beach I visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The beach is long and wide, it is a quiet beach - no radios blasting or loud talking / screaming, no cigarette butts anywhere. Because it is in the Bay, the waves arrive at an angle making it hard to bady surf - a boogie board is required.

Visited July 2014
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Philly
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“Great Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It's what you want in a beach vacation, great beach, great ocean, great boardwalk. Fun places to eat, lots of boardwalk "crap" food which is always the best , most delicious....such as Kohr's custard, Thrashers French fries, pizza, hot dogs and lots more. Of course if you want nice restaurants, RB has many of them as well.

Visited July 2014
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