Rehoboth Beach Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Rehoboth Beach

The best time to visit Rehoboth Beach is between May and August. The area bills itself as a year-round destination, but it shines the brightest in the summer months when visitors and locals alike can take full advantage of the beach and boardwalk. Summer sees the largest crowds and hottest temperatures (hovering in the mid- to upper 80s), but it also welcomes a rain shower or two. After Labor Day, travelers will find fewer crowds and fairly pleasant fall temperatures, ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 70s. Although visitors will likely score lower room rates, some attractions, including, Funland and Jungle Jim's, will be closed or operate on more limited hours after the summer season. Delaware sees mild winters, with temps dipping to the low 30s. 

Weather in Rehoboth Beach

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November - April 

Rehoboth Beach experiences benign winters (when compared to its northeastern neighbors), but snowfall isn't uncommon, especially in January or February. Those looking for a getaway that doesn't involve the beach can still find local activities along with virtually no crowds. The only catch? Many hotels and attractions along the boardwalk close up shop until the warmer weather returns.

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May - August 

It's no surprise that summer is the best time to visit the beach. If you arrive before Memorial Day, you may dodge some of the crowds and peak lodging rates. But family-friendly attractions, such as Funland, typically still operate on limited schedules until after Memorial Day. When peak season is in full swing, expect temperatures in the mid- to upper 80s. However, it's a good idea to pack layers because temps drop to the low 70s and upper 60s at night. Since it's the most popular time to visit, you should plan to book your accommodations during the spring or even earlier to secure the best rate. 

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September - October 

Once fall arrives, the crowds clear and the event calendar fills up. Daytime highs range from the upper 60s to the upper 70s, so travelers can still take advantage of outdoor activities. Those who visit after Labor Day will also likely see more affordable rates on hotel rooms and rental properties, but should check to see if attractions are still open – some shorten their hours after the summer high season.

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