Itching for the feeling of sand beneath our toes and the sound of waves crashing on the beach, Adam and I woke up bright and early Saturday morning for a day trip to Rehoboth Beach. We were over the Bay Bridge before 7:30am and after a quick stop for coffee and breakfast we made it to the beach by 10am. Rehoboth has a public beach where visitors can park for just $10 all day so that is where we set up shop. We had minimal supplies – two beach chairs, towels, a boogie board, sunscreen, a book and frozen water bottles which was all that we needed for a fantastic day!
For lunch we walked to the boardwalk and ducked inside a fairly empty Mediterranean place for gyro salads. Pro tip: friends and I discovered Semra’s Mediterranean last year and it has air conditioning, clean bathrooms and fast, refreshing food. We try to avoid the typical beach fare – pizza, french fries etc. because who wants to be weighed down by heavy, greasy food while in a bathing suit? Not this girl! Before we walked back down the beach we popped into the Coffee House for my favorite iced chai.
Maybe I’m just a wuss, but I think August is the best time to be at Rehoboth (and Bethany/Ocean City/Dewey etc) because the water is finally warm enough to go in! It was also the day of a big sand castle contest so we checked out all the amazing sand creations.
People were so creative! I loved the minions and the proposal. After another few hours enjoying the beach we changed clothes (in our car in the parking lot) and drove to Rehoboth’s main drag for dinner. There were a ton of cars cruising around looking for parking but we lucked into a spot and grabbed seats at the bar at Pig and Fish. They have a daily happy hour so we ordered quickly ordered crab dip and a couple beers. I mentioned last week that I love wit beers and the Ommegang Witte really hit the spot after a long day in the sun. The crab dip in bread bowl was warm and gooey and amazing. We followed it up by splitting the happy hour fish tacos and a seafood salad sandwich. Because obviously we needed ALL the seafood.
After dinner we walked around, split some ice cream (salted caramel) and piled back into the car for the drive home. Two and a half hours later we walked in the house exhausted and a little sandy, but very happy from our beach day. Yes, it was a lot of driving, but it was definitely doable and with most beach hotels having 3 night minimums in the summer it was certainly a more affordable option.
What’s the farthest you would drive for a day at the beach?
Have you been to Rehoboth?