Just wanted to thank all you good people for the help and advice last month. We had two days and nights in early October--gorgeous weather, warm enough to swim. Saw tons of dolphins each morning, an unexpected treat. I shot some video of them:
We stayed at the Atlantic Sands, which was fine, and had an ocean-front balcony. The beach was almost empty most of the time. We had a breakfast at Mariachi--decent Mexican food, authentic. Discovered an excellent cafe called Cage a Go-Go, featuring really fresh, delicious coffee, which I believe is roasted locally. I went there both mornings quite early so I could drink coffee and walk on the beach (I'm an early riser, my wife sleeps in). We had an fantastic dinner at Henlopin City Oyster House--murdered a couple dozen raw oysters, which were super fresh and tasty. That was the highlight as far as dining goes, but we also had very good meals at Saketumi, Dogfish Head, and Dos Locos.
The high point of the trip was Cape Henlopin State Park. We did a lot of hiking there--out to the end of the pier, along a number of trails, out to the tip of the cape. It was gorgeous and tranquil. We saw some ospreys (and turkey vultures) and watched the ferry heading to Cape May...it was a great day.
So now we have a new vacation destination. There's a great vibe in Rehoboth--nice people, lots of independent businesses and restaurants, a great stretch of beach, and a friendly feel. I took lots of pictures and will post them here soon.