Awards & Accolades - Rehoboth Beach Recognized

Rehoboth Beach wins acclaim from well known sources:

  •, a leading travel website, has named Rehoboth Beach one of the ten best American boardwalks. Editors based the selection on criteria such as amusements, food, activities, entertainment, people watching, and history.
  • Reader's Digest names Rehoboth Beach the 7th best seaside stroll!
  • AARP declares Rehoboth Beach one of the top places to retire.
  • Delaware beaches found to be cleanest in the nation. U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Natural 
  • Resources Defense Council named Delaware as having the cleanest water.

Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc is also winning awards!

  • 2009

    Rehoboth Beach wins the Great American Main Street Award, naming Rehoboth Beach as one of the best Main Streets in the nation.

  • 2008

    Rehoboth Beach named one of 10 semi-finalists
    in the Great American Main Street contest held by
    the National Main Street Center.

  • 2008

    Rehoboth Beach Main Street, Inc. named
    U.S. Small Business Association
    Small Town of the Year for Delaware.

  • 2007

    Delaware Main Street Award
    First-ever Performance Recognition Award
    RBMS Executive Director Fay Jacobs

  • 2006

    Southern Delaware Tourism Person of the Year
    RBMS Executive Director Fay Jacobs

  • 2005

    Southern Delaware Tourism
    Nominee for Person of the Year

    RBMS Executive Director Fay Jacobs

  • 2003

    Delaware Governor's Tourism Awards
    Best Time-Targeted Campaign
    RBMS Construction Cycle Print Advertising Campaign
    Best Partnership
    RBMS & Rehoboth Art League for Dolphin Project

  • 2002

    Delaware Governor's Tourism Award
    Travel & Tourism Person of the Year
    RBMS Executive Director Fay Jacobs

  • 2001

    Delaware Governor's Tourism Award 2001
    Travel & Tourism Person of the Year

What people are saying about Rehoboth Beach Main Street:

  • "They're one of the jewels in the crown of the state's Main Street program."
    - Diane Laird, Delaware Main Street Coordinator

  • "Participating with Main Street is the best opportunity that any of us have in our foreseeable lifetimes to positively impact downtown Rehoboth."
    - Bill Richardson, Former Main Street President

  • "Thousands of towns have suffered a gradual decline. Rehoboth's pro-active approach is far-sighted. Not all communities realize they have to be proactive. Rehoboth Beach is truly a wonderful community with an excellent Main Street program."
    - Teresa Lynch, Senior Program Associate, National Main Street

  • "We've had our summer cottage here for eight years now and we're happy to know there's a good group overseeing this exceptional town."
    - The Shettle Family

  • "We started this organization to make certain that our downtown stays vibrant and looking great for years to come."
    - Kathy McGuiness, Founding President, Rehoboth Beach Main Street