Located on the Delaware Shore, the Dewey Beach Resort Area is known for great hotels, fun restaurants, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping and some of the finest beaches anywhere. Dewey Beach is a unique stretch of real estate, Dewey is only two blocks wide and surrounded by water. One block to the east of Route One is the wide sandy beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, to the west lies the quiet shore of the Rehoboth Bay.
Dewey Beach is a small town, home to less than 400 people, but has become a popular tourist destination for anyone interested in water sports and beach vacations. Dewey offers beach sports and activities as well as great restaurants, majestic sunsets, live music, dancing, and entertainment.
Young and old alike have come to make Dewey Beach “a way of life” during the summer months as visitors to the popular seaside resort return year after year. More than ever, guests are enjoying the moderate climate during the shoulder seasons in the spring and fall. As the First State’s youngest town, Dewey Beach is continually growing, offering more accommodations to those who vacation here. While progress makes its mark, Dewey retains her charm with the older cottages and houses, giving the town a character all its own.
During the summer, Dewey hosts numerous family activities including weekly movies and bonfires on the beach, skim boarding camps and clinics, and yoga on the beach. All of the members of the family are taken care of in Dewey, where leashed dogs are permitted on the beach before 9 AM and after 5 PM.
The beaches are definitely Dewey's most precious resource, receiving consecutive 5 star ratings for water cleanliness from the Natural Resources Defense Council! The Dewey Beach Life guards are a welcomed, friendly presence daily during the summer months as they keep residents and visitors safe.
Visitors enjoy exploring 30 miles of unspoiled Delaware coastline and our many state parks. Nature based activities include exploring the many State Parks, kayaking, nature cruises, ferry rides, walking trails, surfing, skimboarding, paddleboarding, sailing or exploring the water’s edge.
Located just a couple miles from Dewey, take a short walk to Rehoboth Beach or ride the Jolly Trolley to Rehoboth’s Boardwalk and Main Street district! Rehoboth Beach has a quaint small town feel – a real walking downtown and all the fun, relaxation or excitement you could ask for. Rehoboth is known for awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping and some of the finest restaurants anywhere.
The Resort’s Gateway (Coastal Highway), offers the famous Tanger Outlet Center and more great restaurants, bars, shops, rides, and attractions.
You will want to stay and return often to enjoy our beaches, boardwalk, natural beauty and hospitality. Bring your sandals and flip flops!