This Delaware Town Is a Top “Calm-Cation” Destination

Calm-cations are trending, and a top booking platform for campsites named Rehoboth Beach as one of the top spots in the country.

With its quiet campsites, quaint shopping and plentiful beaches, it’s no surprise to find Rehoboth Beach listed among the top calm-cation destinations.

According to research by camp booking site Campspot, vacationers are craving calmness.

With economic uncertainty and monotonous work-from-home schedules, people are more likely to book alternative lodging like campsites. Ninety percent of Campspot’s survey respondents said that they would consider staying at a campground in lieu of traditional lodging for trips.

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Even more good news for Rehoboth: calm-cation seekers love the water. The top campsite element that contributes to a sense of calm is being waterfront or having access to a nearby beach. Campers are also looking for fresh air, internet access and unique experiences—all of which are plentiful in Rehoboth Beach.

Waterfront campgrounds like Sun Outdoors Rehoboth Bay in nearby Millsboro offers amenities like Wi-Fi, watersport rentals, onsite food and beverage options, a swim-up pool bar, access to a private beach in Rehoboth Bay and even pet care. Luxury campsites provide vacationers with a sense of being in the great outdoors without sacrificing the comforts of home.

Plenty of the area’s state parks provide a more bare-bones camping experience for those hoping to unplug. Campsites can be reserved online and range from traditional and RV campsites to cabins and yurts. Waterfront state parks like Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Indian River allow for waterfront access right onsite. It’s also a quick drive to the boardwalks, bars, restaurants, shopping and everything else the Delaware beaches have to offer.


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Plenty of Delaware natives have taken advantage of Rehoboth Beach’s plentiful camping options for generations. According to Campspot’s research, though, locals can expect an uptick in tourist camping in 2024—for both Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding areas. The Quiet Resorts of Bethany and Fenwick are just a few miles further south and have their own array of calm-cation options. Book your campsites early and enjoy the peace and serenity of waterfront camping in Delaware.

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