To those who cherish the beach life like I do, then visiting any of the Delaware beaches is something you should do if you need a weekend getaway or want to mini-vacation. Last year, I went to Rehoboth Beach. This year I ventured to Bethany Beach, which is about 20 minutes south of Rehoboth Beach.
Coming from Connecticut, you’ll drive pass Lewes Beach, then Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach before reaching Bethany Beach. Each of the beaches has this tranquil feel about them, but each has its own personality. Rehoboth Beach is for the young and young at heart seeking shopping and good-eating. I’ve heard that Dewey Beach is more for the party animals. Unlike Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach is similar to Rehoboth. It is less touristy and a quieter version of Rehoboth Beach. Great for families! There is a smaller-sized boardwalk filled with beach shops and a few small eateries.
During my stay, I only ate in Bethany Beach once for breakfast. The rest of my time I went to the fine dining establishments in Rehoboth Beach. Maybe next time I try restaurants in Bethany Beach.
While in Bethany Beach, I ate at Sunshine Crepes, a great little cafe.
The eateries in Rehoboth Beach I went to were:
- Shorebreak Lodge-best chicken wings
- Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
- Fins Fish House & Raw Bar-best soft-shell crabs
I went to Fins Fish House & Raw Bar last year and had their soft-shell crab po boy. It was the best soft-shell crab I had so I had to come back for it again. This time it was with grits and it didn’t disappoint.
Of course, one of the days it rained. My friend and I made the most of it. We went shopping at the outlets in Rehoboth and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, about 25 minutes from Rehoboth Beach. It’s actually a pretty cool place to go if you are into craft beers. It is also the first brewpub in Delaware. There are various tours you can select from and then you can try their beers. We chose the free tour, which included a 20 minute presentation from Ken. He was engaging and hilarious. We even got to have a tasting of their Sea-Quench Ale. After the tour, we got a voucher for a tasting of four other beers. Two of their choosing (Namaste White and 60 minute IPA) and two of your own preference. I chose Festina Peche and Dragon & Yum Yums whereas my friend had the Mixed Media (my favorite-a cross of wine beer) and Firefly Ale. There are chips you can buy there and a little food truck outside to purchase some sandwiches.
So, if you want a solace-filled beach vacay soaking in the sun, listening to the waves crashing on the sand, go to Bethany Beach and then head to Rehoboth to get your taste of finer dining.