As a slight bit of history we are presenting this photo of a “City of Rehoboth Beach” plaque and photo. The plaque is transcribed below the picture, which is being presented in an “ol’ timey” format.
CITY OF REHOBOTH BEACH
On January 27, 1873, the “Rehoboth Beach Camp Meeting Association of the Methodist Church” was incorporated by the Delaware legislature for the purpose of establishing “a permanent camp meeting ground and Christian sea-side resort.” With the coming of the railroad in 1878, the growth of the community was accelerated. On March 19, 1891, as act was passed incorporating the municipality as Cape Henlopen City. The name was formally changed to Rehoboth in 1893. Since its founding the City of Rehoboth Beach has continued to be one of the most popular resorts on the Atlantcic Coast, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Rehoboth Beach is the largest of Delaware’s Atlantic resorts. With its beautiful beaches, one mile boardwalk and over 200 shops and restaurants in downtown Rehoboth, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy.
Besides the boutique shops and galleries in downtown Rehoboth, there are 130 Tanger outlet stores located in three malls along Route 1. With the abundance of stores and the fact that Delaware has no sales tax, Rehoboth Beach is a shopper’s paradise.
Rehoboth isn’t only about shopping. Save some time for sunning and swimming on the clean, sandy beach, or take a trip to the Delaware Seashore State Park. The park is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and the Indian River Inlet. The park has two ocean swimming areas, bathhouses with showers and changing rooms, surf fishing, a surfing beach, sailing and windsurfing.
If biking or walking is on the top of your list for vacation activities, be sure to spend some time on the Junction & Breakwater Rail Trail. The 6 mile long trail connects Rehoboth Beach and Lewes, taking you through forests, coastal wetlands and farmland.
Kids will love Jungle Jim’s water park. It’s the largest water park in Delaware with plenty of slides, bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf and batting cages.
Steamed crabs are a tradition at the shore and what goes best with crabs? Beer, of course! Take a free tour of The Dogfish Head Brewery in nearby Milton, or enjoy one of their many tasty brews at the Dogfish Brew Pub in downtown Rehoboth.
After a day in the sun, you can dine in one of Rehoboth’s many fine restaurants, dance the night away to live entertainment, take a stroll on the beach or boardwalk, enjoy free concerts at The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand or watch the kids get their thrills on the rides at Funland.
The fun doesn’t stop at the end of summer. If you prefer the quieter off-season, Rehoboth has activities and events year-round.