In addition to the miles of beach running and the 1 mile boardwalk, there are some other good running options in the Rehoboth Beach area. Our two main recommendations:
Side Streets/Residential Area. Very pleasant, quiet side streets just off Rehoboth Beach. There are pretty homes, sidewalks, and shade! The best streets for running are west of the beach to the canal, between Tidewaters Rd. to the north and Silver Lake to the south.
Cape Henlopin State Park. Six miles north of Rehoboth Beach, this park has terrific running options: a 3.3 mile paved bike trail, and several nature trails, some of which might have softer sand. TRAIL MAP
Gordons Pond Trail is at the southern end of the park and has a 1.2 mile section around the pond, an 0.4 mile boardwalk, and some other trails connecting the towns of Lewes and Rehoboth. Plus, miles of great beach running heading south.
Note: We don’t recommend Ocean Drive and Rt. 1 for running.Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk