Ocean City & Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk

Rehoboth Beach is popular summer destination, and is especially known as a great beach for families. It’s also an excellent beach for running. Though not as wide as Ocean City Beach, one can run for 10+ miles along Rehoboth Beach, between Delaware Seashore State Park in the south and Cape Henlopin State Park in the north. The sand is fairly firm, especially near the water and around low tide. Enjoy a post-run cold one at the original Dogfish Head brewery.

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Another key attraction in the popular Boardwalk, which runs for 1 mile (1.6 km) between Queen St. and Lake Ave. There are the usual boadwalk-y amusements, restaurants, and shops. It’s lit at night. Can be crowded. Wooden plan surface.

Route 1 Running: Running along Rt. 1 south toward Dewey Beach and Delaware Shores State Park is better than it looks on a map. Even though it’s a very busy highway, there’s a wide shoulder and there are some great views of marshland, especially on the western side of the road.

Add-Ons: See this post for additional running options in Rehoboth Beach.

 

 

 

Essentials
  • 10 miles between Delaware Seashore State Park in the south and Cape Henlopin State Park in the north
  • Flat
  • Anywhere along the beach but main access to Rehoboth Beach is off Rt. 1A
  • 125th St.