Mayors of Lewes, Ocean City, and Rehoboth Beach Pick Their Favorite Things

Their recommendations for Memorial Day trips and beyond.

By: Carol Ross Joynt

The mayors of the Washington area’s nearest beach towns are preparing for what they hope will be a big summer season along the Mid-Atlantic ocean. One reason for their optimism is the expectation that Northern vacationers may be looking for an alternate beach while rebuilding continues on New Jersey and New York beaches hit by Hurricane Sandy last October. First up, though, is Memorial Day weekend. The forecast looks good: sunny, dry, and not too hot.

Mayors obviously have to be advocates for their communities, but even mayors can have favorite things. We checked in with the mayors of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Ocean City, Maryland, to ask for a shortlist of what they’d recommend to visitors, whether first-timers or regulars.

Lewes mayor Jim Ford, who is in his tenth year as mayor, named these favorites:

Ocean City mayor Ken Meehan, who has been mayor since 2006, named these favorites:

Rehoboth Beach mayor Sam Cooper, who says he has lived in Rehoboth all his life and is marking his 23rd year as mayor, named these favorites: