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NOTE: This is an archive article. For an updated and expanded Rehoboth article click DailyXtraTravel
Text below is from June 2009
On the Delaware shore, Rehoboth
Beach is about a two-hour drive from
Baltimore, Washington, or Philadelphia.
It's a growing travel
destination for gays from all over the
globe, with sun, sand, shops,
restaurants and nightlife. Once known
for its summer season, all of the
clubs and most of the restaurants and
shops are now open year-round.
Most of Rehoboth's gay businesses are
clustered within two blocks of
the boardwalk that fronts the Atlantic
Ocean, so you'll rarely need to
drive anywhere. If you do have a car,
you'll be pleased that so many
guesthouses have off-street parking. If
you park on the street,
remember to feed the meters, as police
write tickets every day until
There are two gay beaches in town.
North Shores is popular with women,
while Poodle Beach is where the boys
are. South of the main drag, this
very crowded spot is past Queen and
Prospect streets on the boardwalk.
About two miles further down the shore
is Delaware Seashore State Park,
where youï¿½ll find seven miles of sand
and surf. About 20 miles south is
Assateague Island National Seashore,
where wild ponies can be spotted.
Up the coast is Cape Henlopen State
Park, home of the ï¿½walking dunesï¿½
and more miles of unspoiled beach.
If this is your first visit, stop by
the Chamber of Commerce (501 Rehoboth Ave) on your
way into town. Arriving on Route 1A
(which becomes the main drag of
Rehoboth Avenue), look for the old
railway station just past the canal.
Gardens Guest House (20 Lake
Ave) quiet, central, comfortable
private baths, heated pool, roof
Inn B&B (55 Delaware Ave)
gracious southern hospitality,
beach and restaurants.
Inn (20 Delaware Ave) a half-
block from ocean, private
baths, fireplaces, hot tub, wireless
Head Inn (35006 Warrington Rd)
men-only, clothing optional,
sauna, hot tub, gym, sun decks.
Guest House (40 Maryland Ave)
gay-owned Victorian beach house,
sun decks, reasonable prices.
Rose Inn (41 Baltimore Ave)
1920s beach cottage, near shops,
Inn (703 Rehoboth Ave) adults-
only B&B, five blocks from
downtown, sundeck, pool, hot tub, full
Lake Guest House (133 Silver
Lake Dr) on waterfowl preserve,
views, close to gay beach and
Bars & Clubs
Grill (57 Baltimore Ave) hip
patio restaurant, young crowd, not
far from gay beach.
Porch (59 Rehoboth Ave) fine
dining, casual beach atmosphere,
lunch and dinner every day.
Moon (35 Baltimore Ave)
delicious food, reasonable prices,
bar for after-beach happy hour.
Restaurant (50c Wilmington)
elegant French and Mediterranean
restaurant and tapas bar, Sunday
Nine (234 Rehoboth Ave) lounge,
dance club and bistro, shows,
Locos (208 Rehoboth Ave)
American, Mexican and seafood menu.
L Bar (622 Rehoboth Ave) only
menï¿½s cruise bar in Delaware,
leather/Levi crowd, open late.
Pond (3 South 1st St) friendly
neighborhood pub, inexpensive
drinks, lunch and dinner specials, live
Grill (52 Baltimore Ave)
tropical drinks, steaks and Mexican
food, inside and outside seating.
Parrot Bar & Grill (247
Rehoboth Ave) restaurant and
lounge, buff staff, karaoke, Sunday
Delaware has no sales tax, making
shopping a treat. The three outlet
malls in town offer over 100 brand-name
stores and plenty of unique
Essentials (33 G Baltimore Ave)
unique beach and club clothes,
innovative casual wear.
Rising Bookstore (39 Baltimore
Ave) branch of DCï¿½s gay
bookstore, one of
the countryï¿½s finest, open daily.
(239 Rehoboth Ave) Scott Spahr's
designer clothes for men and
Candy (60 Rehoboth Ave)
chocolate, fudge, salt water taffy, 70
licorice varieties from around the
Rehoboth is the local gay
For general information the official city website is at Cityofrehoboth.com