The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) gives “superstar beach” status to both Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.
The Delaware beaches are in rare company with just two other beaches in the nation being called superstars by the NRDC. The group says both Rehoboth and Dewey received five stars in its ranking of water quality. The NRDC report says both beaches had perfect testing results over the past three years.
The report rewards beaches that only exceed health standards less than 5-percent of the time last year and over the last three years. Beaches must also test water quality more than once a week, notify the public promptly when bacteria levels exceed health standards, and post closings and advisories both online and at the beach.
The other two beaches given superstar status were Park Point Lafayette Community Beach in Minnesota, and Hampton Beach State Park in New Hampshire.
You can find the full report at NRDC’s website.