Let's Go to Dewey Beach, DE!

At Dewey Beach, DE, you're in the middle of the golden sands and gentle waves of the Delaware beaches. Peaceful and quiet during the week and off-season, families and couples can enjoy Dewey as a tranquil beach getaway.

So quiet beach lovers take note... Come summer weekends, Dewey turns playful and lively, drawing many "under 30's" beach vacationers from Baltimore, Philadelphia and surrounding Delaware for its active social scene.

With Rehoboth Bay to the west and the Atlantic lapping on the east, Dewey Beach offers endless fun on the water. You'll find a wonderful variety of beach rentals and hotels right on the ocean, with easy access to sail boarding, water skiing, fishing, surfing, boating, jet skiing and skim boarding. In fact, skim boarding has become synonymous with Dewey because of the perfect shoreline and surf.



Surf side at Dewey Beach

What's the Ocean Like?

The beach is a gradual slope to the water, yet further out the waves are great for surfing. Surfboards are allowed in a designated area of the beach. The beach is protected by lifeguards and rescue units during the peak summer season. There is also a specified beach called Fisherman's Beach where you can enjoy excellent surf fishing.

This beach town is only about three blocks wide... so the beach and bay are always within walking distance no matter where you begin. In fact, you can jog north to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware in just 15 minutes (or take the trolley.)

Map of Dewey Beach

Here's a taste and tour of where to go, see, eat and do at Dewey!

Family Fun at Dewey Beach, DE

From June through August, there's Monday Movies on the Beach. Bring your beach chair and the kids for a family-friendly movie shown on a giant screen on the beach. Keep those chairs handy for the Wednesday Night Bonfires (bring your own marshmallows!) It all happens at Dagsworthy Street and (of course) the beach.

You don't want to miss the Delaware Seashore State Park just south of Dewey Beach. You'll have over 2500 scenic acres for surfing, fishing, sailing, swimming and camping. There's an excellent marina, well-kept family camping sites, fishing pier and pavilions, complete with restrooms and showers. And the beautiful beaches stretch on for seven miles. If you're planning to camp, be aware that there's very little shade so you may prefer RV camping (with A/C) over tent camping.

Take the Jolly Trolley to travel to nearby Rehoboth Beach just two miles north of Dewey. About every 20 minutes, the Jolly Trolley shuttle stops at the end of the beach street and heads to the restaurants and boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach.

Several public championship golf courses are just a few minutes away in Lewes, DE, Bethany Beach, Rehoboth Beach, Long Neck and surrounding areas.

You're just 8 minutes away from Delaware's largest water park - Jungle Jim's - in Rehoboth Beach.

Restaurants and Nightlife

A staple of Dewey beach is Ruddertowne. On Rehoboth Bay at Dickinson Street, Ruddertowne offers seafood restaurants and pubs such as The Lighthouse and The Lighthouse Cove, as well as Mexican fare at Que Pasa with indoor and outdoor dining.

"Fabulous" Jimmy's Grille features home cooking platters of chicken, beef, crab cakes, shrimp and ribs, plus home cooked veggies, soups and sandwiches.

Visit the elegant atmosphere of Venus On The Half Shell for delicious dishes of halibut, lobster, salmon and more seafood, plus steaks, pasta and more.

The Starboard is the place to be to meet friends for great music and nightlife. During the day, the Starboard has breakfast and lunch menus with almost anything you can think of... and it's all delicious.

Enjoy the view of Rehoboth Bay with a dinner at Northbeach Restaurant and Bayside Bar, where you can dine indoors or outside on the Bay... with live entertainment during the summer months.

Music and more: Dewey Beach, DE is known for its music scene. The Bottle & Cork is a great shore bar that features concerts by some of the best named bands in the business. The Rusty Rudder is a seafood restaurant that also features more excellent entertainment from April through October, with Spring and Fall music festivals that feature multiple bands on four different stages.