Dewey Beach, Delaware is a great place to bring the kids for a family-friendly vacation. A small town, Dewey Beach caters to those who enjoy fun in the sand and water. Visit during the summer when the weather is warmest and the area comes alive with vacationers. Dewey Beach vacation rentals are the perfect home-away-from-home during a trip to the area.
The closest airport is the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport in Salisbury, Maryland. Fly here and then rent a car or take a bus to Dewey Beach. Once in Dewey Beach, you’ll find that it is easy to get around on foot or by trolley. The Jolly Trolley operates daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and runs from Rehoboth Beach to Dewey Beach for a nominal fee. Stay in one of the many Dewey Beach vacation rentals on the water for ultimate convenience to the ocean.
Things to Do
Dewey Beach itself is a great place to enjoy fun in the sun and surf with the entire family – even the furry family members since dogs are permitted here. The beach is clean and patrolled by lifeguards daily during the summer season. Parking permits are required, so stay in one of the nearby Dewey Beach vacation rentals to avoid the extra cost.
Delaware Seashore State Park is a great place to bring the kids. There are many water-related activities available here and boaters will find easy access to the water from the park’s marina. For those without a boat, kayaks are available to rent. The park also draws plenty of surfers, and sailboarders are often seen enjoying the surrounding waters. Other popular activities here include crabbing and clamming.
Away from the sand, visit Rehoboth to spend the day at the area’s seasonal water park. Jungle Jim’s offers hours of fun with water slides, wave pools, bumper boats, go-karts, and more. It also has two mini golf courses and an impressive batting cage set up that young and young-at-heart will enjoy.
The local Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce provides a current listing of monthly events and festivals, since there’s always something happening in this beach town. The first half of the year features the Dewey Dunk, when locals take a dip in the chilly Atlantic Ocean to celebrate the New Year, as well as the legendary Bacon Festival in April. During the summer, Mondays are movie nights as the town hosts a family-friendly movie on Dewey Beach each week. Fall brings the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers’ Festival, every October. At the beginning of December, the Festival of Trees kicks off the holiday season statewide.
Food & Nightlife
While Dewey Beach has lots of quiet places for families to enjoy, the area also comes alive with fun in the evenings. The place to be on Friday nights is The Lighthouse, which holds a “Taco Toss” happy hour each week. If you’re looking to get the party started early, sample Bloody Mary’s at The Starboard’s World Famous Bloody Mary Smorgasbord. For a less rowdy meal, try Woody’s East Coast Bar & Grill for some of the best seafood around, including their award-winning crab cakes.
With both a relaxing beach vibe and an active nightlife, Dewey Beach is the perfect getaway for vacationers of all ages. Dewey Beach vacation rentals offer all of the comforts of home with great proximity to vacation hot spots, guaranteeing you’ll never get tired of this charming sandbar community.
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