Dewey Beach, a tiny coastal town with fewer than 350 residents, is an idyllic East Coast destination in Eastern Delaware. It is located on a tiny strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay. It is believed that the town was named after Admiral George Dewey’s heroic contributions to the 1898 Battle of Manilla during the Spanish-American war. Though it is only a mile long and two blocks wide, Dewey Beach is dotted with bars and restaurants, drawing thousands of visitors during warm summer weekends.
In the late summer months, Dewey Beach hosts several events. Dog lovers can’t miss Greyhounds Reach the Beach, a gathering of rescued greyhounds and their owners every Columbus Day weekend!
Adults and children alike will enjoy the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Only 10 minutes away by Delaware Route 1, the Boardwalk offers plenty of restaurants, shops, and even a small amusement park. Check out the open-air Rehoboth Beach Bandstand for live music performances, many of which are free!
Those seeking adventure can try parasailing over Rehoboth Bay! Dewey Beach Parasail offers tours for all ages. If you’re not keen on flying at over 500 feet, you can still be a part of the fun and observe from the boat.
Recent graduates take this sleepy town by storm each summer to celebrate with friends in an event referred to as Beach Week. Though it has a reputation for parties, there are also many opportunities for beach volleyball, skim boarding, and boating!
Cape Henlopen State Park, a 20-minute drive from Dewey Beach, attracts thousands of visitors each year. Travelers can enjoy a disc golf course, tennis center, numerous hiking trails, and a designated swimming beach. You can come for the day and enjoy a picnic, or stay overnight in a campsite or cabin.
Visitors from outside of the East Coast may be interested in visiting Washington, D.C., which is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Dewey Beach. In addition to some of our nation’s most important monuments and museums, Washington, D.C. has an up-and-coming coffee scene, bustling nightlife, and abundance of parks and nature areas.
There are over 500 vacation rentals in Dewey Beach on Tripping.com. From quaint cottages to houses large enough to accommodate a group of friends, you’re sure to find a rental that fits your needs. Look for pet-friendly properties so that the whole family can enjoy your Dewey Beach vacation.
Nearby Rehoboth Beach is known for its LGBT-friendly atmosphere, and has therefore become a top LGBT destination on the East Coast! Plan your trip Pride and let Tripping.com take care of your lodging!
You can reach Dewey Beach by car on Delaware Route 1, otherwise known as the Coastal Highway. Delaware also has a comprehensive bus system that provides transportation between beaches or from the beaches to out-of-town destinations, such as Washington, D.C. and New York City. Bike rentals are also available for travel within Dewey Beach.
Looking for a vacation rental in Dewey Beach? Tripping.com has 316 vacation rental homes available in Dewey Beach. You'll find 2 studios, 26 1-bedroom, 59 2-bedroom and 229 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $66 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Dewey Beach is $404 while the average price of a weekly rental is $2571. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Dewey Beach home is $25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 113 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Dewey Beach. In addition to accommodating pets, Dewey Beach rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 287 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 248 have TV and/or cable and 43 have a pool or hot tub.Search properties from 9 vacation rental sites in Dewey Beach where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, TripAdvisor, and Booking.com. There are 263 HomeAway rentals, 32 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 14 Booking.com vacation rentals.