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Top 7 Rehoboth Beach Off-Season Tips

Rehoboth Beach off-season tips
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After Labor Day, Rehoboth Beach shifts from its bustling summer vibe to a charming coastal retreat filled with local events, mild temperatures, discounted prices, and wide-open beaches. Rehoboth Beach off-season is like discovering a hidden gem waiting for you to explore. In this post, we’re going to share our top seven off-season tips to ensure you have the best time possible during your visit to Rehoboth Beach. Let’s dive in!

Rehoboth Beach off Season Weather

Rehoboth Beach’s off-season typically extends from mid-September to mid-May, offering a delightful escape from the summer crowds. During this time, you can expect temperatures to range from the low 40s to mid-60s, with the winter months occasionally dipping to the low 30s, especially in December and January. However, if you’re seeking some warm weather without the bustling throngs of tourists, you’ll be pleased to know that May and September provide the best opportunities for beachside sunbathing and 70-degree beach days. It’s a fantastic time to soak up the sun in a more tranquil setting. Embrace the cooler months as they present a perfect opportunity for beautiful walks along the shoreline, where the refreshing ocean breeze invigorates your senses. Alternatively, spend your days cozying up in local shops, cafes, and restaurants, discovering the town’s hidden gems.

Top Activities

The off season is the perfect time to book a trip with your four-legged friend. Rehoboth Beach is a pet-friendly destination that welcomes leashed dogs to the beach and boardwalk between October 1st to April 30th.


Festival season in Rehoboth Beach happens September through October. Here’s a list of some of the region’s most popular events for everyone to enjoy:


Annual Sandcastle Contest September 10, 2023
Greyhounds Reach the Beach October 5-8, 2023
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival October 12-15, 2023
Sea Witch Festival October 27-29, 2023


But don’t think the fun ends when the colder winter months arrive! Bundle up and head to Cape Henlopen State Park for breathtaking shoreline vistas. Even in light snow, a walk to historic Fort Miles can be a delightful experience. And during the holiday season, the Park’s WonderFest Winter Market awaits, offering an idyllic winter market that the whole family will love.


As temperatures begin to rise from March through May, it’s a great time to plan a weekend getaway with your furry friend for a pet-friendly adventure. The beaches are open, the weather is warmer, and you can take advantage of discounted rates in town. Alternatively, consider adding Rehoboth Beach to your family’s spring break trip! With restaurants and shops open year-round, you can enjoy ferry rides, long walks, and explore the Delaware coast without the usual crowds. There’s no shortage of exciting experiences awaiting you at Rehoboth Beach during the different seasons!

Dining Deals

One of the most enticing aspects of off-season travel to Rehoboth Beach is the abundance of dining deals and promotions available. With fewer visitors in town, and many local restaurants staying open year-round, take advantage of discounts and prix-fixe menus throughout fall and winter!


For seafood lovers enjoy $15 lobsters all day every day at Chesapeake and Maine with happy hour deals from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday- Saturday. Or head over to Café Azafrán on Mondays and enjoy your choice of a shrimp entrée with olives, bread, and a green salad for $24 beginning October 23rd. Looking for family-friendly restaurant deals? Check out Dogfish Head Breweries 25% off wood fired pizza & burger night every Tuesday and Thursday starting October 4th.


Who doesn’t love a laid-back Friday afternoon lunch deal? Before the weekend begins take advantage of the Purple Parrot Grill’s Friday deals including $10 fried fish sandwiches, $10 fish tacos and $6 margaritas. There are a number of off-season restaurants deals offered Monday-Friday at Rehoboth Beach. Check out the Canalside Inn Off-Season Restaurant guide for more information.


Finding accommodation during the off-season is significantly easier compared to the hustle and bustle of peak travel times. Whether you prefer a cozy beachfront cottage, a luxurious boutique hotel, or a spacious vacation rental, you will have a plethora of options to choose from. The Canalside Inn is the perfect stay for families, dog owners, and couples alike. During the off-season enjoy the full attention of the owner duo, Kristen and Bryan Deptula amazing hosts who know Rehoboth Beach inside out.


This year the Canalside Inn is offering $100 vouchers for reservations made in 2023. Book your stay to receive one this year!

Events & Festivals

Rehoboth Beach is not only a summer destination when it comes to events and festivals; the off-season boasts its fair share of exciting activities. Throughout the shoulder season, the town hosts a variety of events. From art exhibitions and theater performances to food and wine festivals, there is always something happening in Rehoboth Beach, regardless of the time of year.


Check out the town’s event calendar to plan your off-season visit around these unique experiences.

Family-Friendly Events

Traveling with the family during the off-season makes everything easier. Fewer crowds mean wide open beaches and a welcoming local atmosphere at restaurants and shops. Visit the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum for an educational and fascinating journey into maritime history with tours available year-round. Venture out to the Delaware Seashore State Park or Cape Henlopen State Park, a short drive from Rehoboth Beach, to enjoy nature with a beach picnic, kite-flying, or exploring Delaware’s beautiful coastline.


In the warmer off-season months September, April & May, soak up the sun with long days at the beach. Check out these popular beach spots just a short drive from Rehoboth Beach!

Offers & Discounts

Off-season travelers are in for a treat with an array of offers and discounts available at various establishments. Local businesses recognize the value of off-season visitors and extend exclusive deals on shopping, attractions, spa treatments, and more. From discounted rates on bike rentals to special prices on water sports and recreational activities, the off-season presents an excellent opportunity to make the most of your budget without compromising on fun and enjoyment. During this time of year, free parking downtown in Rehoboth Beach begins Septembers 16th ending May 14th.


Before embarking on your off-season adventure, check with the Rehoboth Beach Chamber of Commerce for information on special promotions and discounts.

Do not skip Rehoboth Beach this fall, winter or spring! Embrace the cooler months and enjoy the laid-back charm of local shops, cafes, and endless shoreline. Indulge in dining deals and family-friendly activities and immerse yourself in many exciting events and festivals.


The Canalside Inn offers the perfect off-season stay with $100 vouchers when you book your stay this year. Take advantage of exclusive offers and discounts throughout the town. Do not miss the chance to experience Rehoboth Beach like a hidden gem.

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