DEWEY BEACH / REHOBOTH BEACH, DELAWARE

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We wanted to include some beach time in our 2001 vacation, so I spent many hours reading travel guides and surfing the 'net to choose the perfect place. As it turned out, Dewey Beach, Delaware was just right for us. The beach is very clean and well maintained and although there are plenty of people, the crowds are not overwhelming. The waves were just right for boogie boarding, a new experience for my 8 and 10 year olds... and this 37-year-old had a splendid time, too. Lodging, dining and gift shops are abundant, but Dewey Beach has no towering hotels, unlike Rehoboth Beach just to the north. We stayed at the Bell Buoy Motel. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are adequate and clean, but quaint.  It was just a one-minute

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walk from the beach. At $99 plus tax per night, this no-

BOOGIE BOARDING AT DEWEY BEACH

frills motel was among the least expensive in the area.
If you crave more excitement, you can drive a just few minutes up Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach, a more popular and more crowded destination. Downtown Rehoboth Beach is crammed full of gift shops geared toward tourists. Downtown parking can be a bit hard to find, but if you drive a couple of laps, you should be able to find a spot within 3-4 blocks of the beach. Rehoboth also has a boardwalk with plenty of food and shops. We spent about 2 hours poking around downtown Rehoboth, and even though the crowds are bigger, it was not claustrophobic and is still a fine family destination. Along Route 1 in Rehoboth, there are many family activities like go-carts, water slides and miniature golf. Shoppers love the huge factory outlet mall. Rehoboth also has a diverse selection dining options to fit all budgets. I highly recommend

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DEWEY BEACH

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BELL BUOY MOTEL - DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE

SUNRISE AT DEWEY BEACH

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REHOBOTH BEACH - MAIN STREET

REHOBOTH BEACH - BOARDWALK

REHOBOTH BEACH - BEACH

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