FREE Parking Returns Saturday in Downtown Rehoboth!

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Friday, September 15, was the last day visitors had to pay for parking or display a parking permit for the 2023 season in Rehoboth Beach. It’s free parking until the 2024 parking season starts on May 15. Businesses are anxiously awaiting you! The Rehoboth Beach Patrol will have some lifeguards on duty through Sunday, September…

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Beach Replenishment Project to Begin Tomorrow in Bethany Beach

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin a project tomorrow that will replenish the beach and dune in Bethany Beach between Third Street and Wellington Parkway. It is estimated, depending on weather, replenishment will take between 15 to 25 days to complete and will place an additional 320,000 cubic yards of sand on the…

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PHOTOS: Man Touches Girls’ Genital Areas While in Ocean, Flees

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Rehoboth Beach police say this man, while in the ocean, repeatedly swam underwater beneath two 11-year-old girls grabbing at and touching their genital areas around 7 p.m. Sunday off Rehoboth Avenue. He fled west on Rehoboth Avenue when confronted. Police ask that anybody with info call M/Cpl. Susan Gladmon at 302-227-2577 or submit a tip…

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DNREC Issues Recreational Water Advisory for Bethany Beach

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A recreational water advisory has been issued for Bethany Beach,According to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources, elevated levels of bacteria were found in water samples that were taken Wednesday at Garfield Parkway. The beach is open, but swimmers are advised to use caution and / or avoid prolonged periods in the water.Onshore ocean flows…

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Suspected Military Ordnance Discovered at Assateague Island National Seashore

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Suspected military ordnance washed ashore at Assateague Island National Seashore Wednesday.Members of the Worcester County Fire Marshal’s Office, Ocean City Fire Marshal’s Bomb Squad and the Air Force 436th Civil Engineer Squadron responded to the beach Wednesday afternoon. Maryland State Park Rangers reported the ‘suspicious device.’It was determined that the ordnance had been in the…

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Fenwick Island Takes On Low-Speed Vehicles, Confusion Over Construction Holidays

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Fenwick Island officials have plenty on the plate Friday Council members have been considering a ban on low-speed vehicles, with the goal of keeping shuttles off Bunting Avenue in particular. According to Councilwoman Natalie Magdeberger, Bunting Avenue becomes Fenwick Island’s de facto boardwalk during summer months. “We’ve basically allowed that stretch of roadway to remain…

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Civil Air Patrol Provides Beach Traffic Reports to DelDOT

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A familiar sound in the sky on summer weekends isn’t always a banner plane. Delaware has been one of the few states that uses the┬áCivil Air Patrol┬á(CAP) for airborne traffic observations. The CAP’s newer fuel-injection six-cylinder Cessna 182s — like the one shown below — generate that unique sound we hear that is more powerful…

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Rehoboth Businesses Celebrate Christmas In July

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A temperatures flirt with 100 degrees for the next couple of days, the last thing on your might might be sleigh bells and Santa. But, Rehoboth Beach merchants are hoping to put visitors into the holiday spirit as Christmas in July is celebrated the rest of the week. Restaurants and shops are decorating for the…

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Chamber Leaders Question Need For Masks On Beach

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Leaders of the Rehoboth Beach ÔÇô Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce say a requirement in Rehoboth that masks be worn on the beach may be a veiled attempt to reduce the number of visitors. The Board has sent a letter to the Mayor and Council stating its concerns about the expanded mask requirement that took…

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Surf-fishing permits are hot sellers in Delaware

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About 15,500 of this yearÔÇÖ available surf fishing permits have already been issued, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Annual permits are capped at 17,000 to avoid overcrowding at park beaches and to manage limited resources. Starting today, Parks and Recreation is suspending online sales and reducing the number of locations where surf fishing…

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UPDATED: Ocean City to reopen the beach, Boardwalk

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Ocean City is poised to reopen the beach, Boardwalk, and the inlet parking lot to everyone beginning Saturday, May 9, 2020. The decision comes after Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan signed a declaration during Monday night’s meeting. (see below) Mayor Rick Meehan joined WGMD’s Mike Bradley Tuesday morning where he explained that the order does…

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Rehoboth PD Monitoring Out-of-State Travelers in City Limits

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In response to concerns of many local residents over the influx of out-of-state travelers into the Rehoboth Beach and other coastal resort communities, the Rehoboth Beach Police Department began an initiative on April 3rd, 2020 to closely monitor out-of-state travelers within city limits.  The main goal of this on-going initiative is to take action to monitor, inform,…

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