Top Romantic Spots in the Delaware Beach Area

January 30, 2022

By: Lauren Cosca

Looking for a way to spend time with that special someone? Salt isn’t the only thing in the air at the Delaware Beaches; romantic moments and opportunities are just about everywhere you turn. Check out all that Lewes, Rehoboth, Bethany Beach, and surrounding towns like Milford, Frankford and Dagsboro, have to offer as your next romantic getaway destination.

PENNY LANE

Just a few streets down from Rehoboth Avenue you will find a quaint alley called Penny Lane. This is where the adventure begins. Start with traditional French crepes for breakfast from La Papillion and then head directly across the street for shopping for matching hand towels at Olde Salt. Continue along the ally and take your time picking out discount trendy sunglasses to wear on the beach later. Then take a seat under the pavilion and share a freshly made hand-squeezed lemonade. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine from the Penny Lane Spirits on your way out!

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Photo of Penny Lane in downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Photo by Ashley Houdbert. 

RED SQUARE CAVIAR BAR 
An unforgettable night of elegant dining is sure to be had at the U.S. Red Square Caviar Bar on Rehoboth Avenue. Enjoy a private caviar tasting under soft lighting from the crystal chandelier or reserve a cozy table for two and sample a selection of fresh seafood. Grab a seat at the bar and drink a traditional Russian cocktail or sample a vodka flight. With over 300 types of vodkas, U.S. Red Square Caviar Bar has the largest selection in the state! 

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Photo of the romantic restaurant interior at Red Square Caviar Bar on their Facebook Page. 

HENLOPEN ACRES  
Located past the end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is another small beach community referred to as Henlopen Acres. The beach is often less crowded and quieter than other public spots, and is even used at times for beautiful beach weddings! Henlopen Acres also hosts several shady biking trails with water views, as well as numerous cafes, bed and breakfasts, and more! Hike one of the trails at Cape Henlopen State Park and keep an eye out for local wildlife and nature!


SALTED VINES WINERY
One can’t miss spot on the South Del Tasting Trail is Salted Vines Winery in Frankford. Take in the 26-acre winery as you sip on a glass of refreshing wine and then set up a chair or blanket to finish off the bottle. Take part in a wine sampling and snuggle up by the stone fireplace in the tasting room. Stick around for happy hour, and check the website for upcoming events like live music, tastings, trivia, and other fun gatherings. 

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Photo of the entrance to the Salted Vines Winery Tasting Room. Photo by Ashley Houdbert. 

THE TOWERS BED & BREAKFAST 
This soft pink mansion in Milton has been transformed into a cozy and intimate bed and breakfast its original construction in 1793. Gaze upon stained glass windows, grand wooden staircases, and intricately designed ceilings that make up the dwelling. With beautiful blooming flowers on the property, this spot is perfect for a nice photo of the happy couple. Honeymooners are invited to stay in the Bird’s Nest Suite and encouraged to partake in the Romance Package that is offered.

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A view from the outside of the Tower Suite at the Towers B&B is straight out of a fairytale. Photo by Ashley Houdbert. 

THE CLAYTON THEATRE  
Sometimes a nice quiet night in the dark with no talking, snacks, and a movie is the perfect date. Experience the cinema in a more intimate way when you purchase tickets to the Clayton Theater. Sip on ice-cold soda and share a large popcorn for two when you attend one of the limited screenings of newly released top movies at this single screen theater in Dagsboro. Check out the website for updated show times and movie release announcements.

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Delaware's only single-screen theatre that's still in operation. Photo by Ashley Houdbert. 

LA FABLE
Transport to Paris the moment you step in this French Bistro located on Baltimore Avenue in Rehoboth. Begin your dinner with authentic escargot and follow up with the beef bourguignon as an entrée. Enjoy a wide selection of wine and cocktails as you take in the lively yet cozy dinning area. This hidden gem the perfect intimate spot to spend quality time together while also getting to feast on some of the greatest recipes right from France. Although your belly may be full, you won’t want to miss out on the fantastic desserts, so take one to go and finish it together at home!

GOLD BALLROOM DANCE STUDIO
Take private dance lesson at the Gold Ballroom Dance Studio in Lewes with your partner and add some romance to your every day life. At this center, everyone is welcome to join in to sharpen their dancing skills while getting active. Whether you are a couple looking to trying something new, or get ready for your first dance at your wedding, these lessons are certain to bring you closer and help you connect in your relationship. Enjoy the beauty of the art of dancing and learn to impress your partner in a simple and fun way!

HEIRLOOM

Open Table has named Heirloom “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America 2022." Located in Downtown Lewes, it's a beautiful & charming restaurant in a renovated Victorian white house. They are very well known for their incredible attention to detail - unique flavors, picture perfect plate presentation and knowledgable servers. Smaller dining areas provide for intimate dining experiences.

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Valentine's Day decorations at Heirloom make the restaurant even more Romantic. Photo from Heirloom's Facebook Page. 

 BOARDWALK PLAZA HOTEL
With panoramic views of the beach and ocean, Boardwalk Plaza is an extremely popular spot for couples seeking a magical place to connect and enjoy time together. Open your window in the morning to the sound of seagulls and the smell of breakfast being cooked on the Rehoboth boardwalk below. These hotel rooms aren’t just a place to rest your head at night, but truly enjoy spending time at. Take advantage of the easy walkability, amenities, and dining area when you book your stay today at Boardwalk Plaza. 

BETHANY BOARDWALK

Stretching less than half a mile, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is the perfect spot for a short romantic stroll along the beach without having to get your feet sandy! Make sure you don’t miss the Bethany Beach Bandstand, where you can listen to live music and munch on fries and ice cream from nearby food stands. Use this moment of serenity with your partner to listen to the quiet waves crash, take in the warm sun, and do some good-old people-watching!

For more things to See & Do at the Delaware Beaches! Visit our See & Do section!