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Six places you have to visit while at the beach

By Billie Criswell | Jul 10, 2014

The  beaches are packed full of fun places to visit while you are here. From the historic elegance of downtown Lewes to the classic boards of Rehoboth and Bethany, there is something for everyone to appreciate, from nostalgia to quirky fun.

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I’m bringing you some of my top picks for places not to miss. Where will you start?


6 Delaware Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

There is nothing that screams “summer at the beach” more than riding the rides on the boards. Even if you are an adult, take a ride or two, or just absorb some of the energy that comes from the pure fun of seeing children enjoying their first spin on the teacups!


1 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The iconic sign and saltwater taffy are calling. Bring some saltwater taffy home for someone you love, and taste the flavor of summer under the big orange sign that lets you know that you are definitely in Rehoboth Beach!

The Rusty Rudder

113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach, DE 19971

I love going to see the Island Boyz on the deck of the Rudder. Not only does it have a great view of the bay, but it also reminds me of my childhood when my parents would take us to listen to music outside and play in the sand.

It’s also a great way to unwind and have a drink or a bite in a laid-back atmosphere. They also have great nightlife, for you night owls!

Hopkins Farm Creamery

18186 Dairy Farm Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

Boasting some of the best ice cream around, people love the freshly churned ice cream at Hopkins Farm Creamery! Take your whole family there to get a frosty treat and play outside, but be warned, their ice cream is addictive!

The Freeman Stage

31750 Lakeview Dr, Selbyville, DE 19975

If you make it across the Indian River Inlet Bridge, and into the Fenwick area, this is a great place to take your kids for their Saturday morning children’s series, or to catch a headlining national act for a night out. Bringing a diversity of art to the community, the Freeman Stage has something for everyone! For more information visit,

Dogfish Brewery

6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE 19968

Dogfish Head beer has grown in popularity over the years, and their brew tours have grown as well. Now featuring Bunyan’s Lunchbox, you can go for a tour, have a beer, eat lunch and play bocci ball all in one perfect afternoon! Off-centered tours for off-centered visitors-you just can’t go wrong popping into the Milton location to soak up some Sussex County goodness! Oh, and did I mention, it’s FREE?

Beach Paper ColumnistBillie Criswell is a local writer specializing in lifestyle and public relations. Read her blog at or contact her at



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