5 of Our Favorite Natural Rehoboth Beach Attractions
The Rehoboth Beach area houses not only fascinating manmade attractions, but a plethora of natural attractions as well. Find out more about the best natural Rehoboth Beach attractions down below!
Delaware Seashore State Park
With its six miles of pristine shoreline, this state park was made for lovers of the beach. Until the government constructed its current jetties in 1939, the land that now makes up Delaware Seashore State Park was practically inaccessible. However, the park today is the ideal spot for swimming and sunbathing, boating and fishing, surfing and sailboarding, and the salt marsh habitat of Thompson Island.
Cape Henlopen State Park
Popular for swimming and hiking, the beaches of Cape Henlopen State Park are scenic and lovely. Located near Lewes Beach, the park is also famous for its guided nature trails, walking sand dunes, nature center, and recreational areas for sports like surf fishing and tennis. Additionally, festivals such as the Halloween Fantasy Trail and the Kite Festival are hosted here.
Great Marsh Preserve
One of the most popular of Rehoboth Beach’s attractions, this enormous 17,000-acre coastal wetland park, the Great Marsh Preserve, enables visitors to experience one of Delaware’s unique wetlands, which are home to a myriad of plant and animal species. Rent a kayak or canoe and you can delve into a world of herons, bayberry plants, Peregrine falcons, northern harriers, spike grass teal, and more.
Gordon’s Pond State Park Area
An off-shoot of Cape Henlopen State Park, Gordon’s Pond is the little brother park that’s still well-worth the visit. Its three-mile long trail is home to a wide variety of bird species and other wildlife, making it ideal for nature-lovers.
Fenwick Island State Park
A quiet state park nestled between the peaceful town of Bethany Beach and the bustling Ocean City, Maryland to the south, Fenwick Island State Park gives visitors the opportunity to swim, surf, and sunbathe to their heart’s content. You won’t find many crowds on this park’s beaches, even during the summer. It has an untouched feel, with the exception of a concrete observation tower from World War II when the park lands were part of the coastal defense system.