With its flat terrain and shady streets, Rehoboth is ideal for bicycling. Bikes are allowed on the boardwalk between 5 and 10am from May 15 to September 15, and anytime off-season.
A scenic 6-mile Junction and Breakwater Trail connects Rehoboth and Lewes via a crushed stone trail suitable for walkers, joggers, bikers, and wheelchairs; motorized vehicles are prohibited. The 15 mile round-trip takes 2 hours or more, depending on where and how long you stop. Find the trail head behind the Tanger Outlets shopping area on the east side of Route 1. A map is available at www.destateparks.com/downloads/trails/j-and-b-trail.pdf.
Insider's note: If you stop by one of the bike shops, they can give you directions from downtown Rehoboth to the trail. It's an easy ride. Stop at Atlantic Cycle, 18 Wilmington Ave. (tel. 302/226-2543), Bob's Bikes, 1st and Maryland Ave. (tel. 302/227-7966), or Bike to Go, 174 Rehoboth Ave. (tel. 302/227-7600), and rent a bike for about $6 an hour or $12 to $16 a day.
The public 9-hole course at Heritage Inn & Golf Club is on Route 1 in Rehoboth (tel. 800/669-9399 or 302/644-0600; www.rehobothheritage.com).
The number of public golf courses between Fenwick and Rehoboth has grown in recent years to include the Rookery, 27052 Broadkill Rd., Milton, DE (tel. 302/313-4653; www.rookerygolf.com), an 18-hole course off the Broadkill River; Baywood Greens, 32267 Clubhouse Way, Long Neck, DE (tel. 302/947-9800; www.baywoodgreens.com), 18 holes set among flowers, ponds, two tunnels, and eight bridges; Bear Trap Dunes, 11 Willow Oak Ave., Ocean View, DE (tel. 302/537-5600; www.beartrapdunes.com), 27 holes set among wetlands and sand dunes; and Bayside, 31806 Lakeview Dr., Selbyville, DE (tel. 302/436-3400; www.livebayside.com/golf), a Jack Nicklaus course with views of Assawoman Bay.
There are public courts at Rehoboth City Courts, on Surf Avenue between Rehoboth Beach and North Shores; at Rehoboth Junior High School, on State Street; and in Dewey Beach on the bay at McKinley Street.
Bay Sports, 111 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach (tel. 302/227-7590), rents kayaks, pedal boats, sailboats, Hobie catamarans, and jet skis by the half-hour, hour, or day. A kayak or pedal boat goes for $15 to $25 an hour. Hobie cats are $50 to $65, depending on size. Stop by DB Parasailing, Route 1 at Dickinson Street (tel. 302/227-9507), to go parasailing. Reservations are recommended; rides cost $60 to $70.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.