Situated in southeastern Delaware along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Dewey Beach is a beloved getaway spot. Visitors seeking an idyllic beach vacation will be impressed by the scenic shoreline. Spend your days soaking up the sun, flying kites, and surfing. Enjoy riding thrill rides, dining on fresh seafood, and tapping your toes to live music. Find a Dewey Beach vacation rental within easy walking distance of the beach, or select a more modest family home a few blocks away. Make sure you don’t miss any of the fun with this list of the top 15 things to do in Dewey Beach.

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1. Hit the Ball at Bethany Club Tennis

Stretch your legs on a tennis court at the Bethany Club Tennis. This club offers eight outdoor, Har-Tru manicured courts for you to show off your competitive nature. If you don’t have a partner, consider attending one of the club’s clinics, or schedule a private lesson to improve your backhand or serve.

2. Pamper Yourself at Bling Salon and Spa

Start your beach vacation with a day of pampering at the Bling Salon and Spa. You can feel your muscles release and your tension melt away with massage, or get your toes ready for the sand with a pedicure. The friendly staff makes sure you relax and receive the best possible treatments with facials, waxing, and salon services.

3. Enjoy a Sweet Treat at Candy Kitchen

A local icon, the Candy Kitchen is sure to be a hit with sugar lovers in your group. Stop by to pick up a pound of their homemade fudge and sort through the flavors of saltwater taffy to find a favorite. You can even buy extra for dessert back at your vacation rental or just to snack on when you need a sugar buzz.

4. Ride a Coaster at Funland

Located on the boardwalk, Funland is a small amusement park with big fun for your entire group. Older kids enjoy riding the Seadragon coaster and gasping in terror at the Haunted Mansion while the little ones enjoy a turn on the firetruck or boat rides. Grab some fun carnival food for dinner, including hot dogs, nachos, and powder-sugar covered funnel cakes.

5. Put Pedal to the Metal at Midway Speedway Park

Take your group to the Midway Speedway Park for a day of racing and speedy thrills. This go-cart park runs races throughout the day. A kiddie course ensures that even your smallest family members have a good time. With 10 different types of carts, the park has your perfect ride no matter your skill level.

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6. Conquer the Water Slides at Jungle Jim’s

Save your vacation rental from sand with a trip to Jungle Jim’s to play in the water instead of the beach. On the lazy river, you can lay back in your tube and let the current take you where it wants. A kiddie area provides hours of fun for your smallest family members. Afterwards, grab a bite to eat at the park’s cafe.

7. Play in the Water at the Public Beach

Soak up the sun on white sand at the Dewey Beach Public Beach. This beach doesn’t have lifeguards on duty so make sure to bring floaties from your vacation rental. Pass the day playing in the surf, trying your hand at boogie boarding, and building sandcastles. When you get hungry, step off the beach and eat at one of the places that line the area.

8. Rent a Bike From Atlantic Cycles

With two locations and both close to the beach, Atlantic Cycles offers a bike for everyone in your group. They offer kid’s bikes, tandem bikes, and surreys for a group ride. Ride around the town and the flourishing downtown area. You can rent bikes for a couple of hours or days, depending on the length of your stay.

9. Head Out on the Water With Cape Water Tours and Taxi

Enjoy an afternoon of sunshine out on the Atlantic with Cape Water Tours and Taxi. See the coastline from the water and catch sight of dolphins playing in the water, depending on the time of year. Crew members provide you with local history, point out wildlife, and teach you about the salt marsh ecosystems.

10. Sink Your Ball at Shell We Golf

You don’t need special skills or a low par score for an afternoon of mini golf at Shell We Golf. In the shadow of a lighthouse, play the 18-hole course at this sea-themed mini golf course. Even your youngest players feel comfortable on these easily-played holes.

11. Get Fresh Produce at Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market

From June to October on Tuesdays, the Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market welcomes locals and visitors alike to pick up the freshest available fruits and veggies. More than just produce, this market offers locally-produced cheese, honey, baked goods, and prepared foods. Pick up everything you need to make an amazing dinner at your vacation rental.

12. Go Fishing at Hook’em and Cook’em

When it comes to a day of fishing, it doesn’t get much easier than starting and finishing it at Hook’em and Cook’em. This full-service bait shop provides all the equipment you need to toss your line in the water on their property. Catch a mess of fish, and they clean and pack them in ice for you to take them back to your vacation rental.

13. Tour the Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Take a short drive through beautiful scenery along the barrier island to visit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. First lit in 1859, this lighthouse has a deep and rich history in Delaware’s maritime industry. After seeing the lighthouse, stop for lunch at one of the locally-owned restaurants.

14. Hit the Links at Kings Creek Country Club

Enjoy a day of golf in a stunning location at the Kings Creek Country Club. This golf course offers 18-holes and a gorgeous design that accentuates the natural beauty of the area. You can get a meal at the clubhouse before or after your game.

15. Drink a Bloody Mary at The Starboard

Known for its selection of Bloody Mary drinks, The Starboard offers a full menu, including fresh seafood, tacos, steaks, and baskets heaping with French fries. Most nights you can enjoy live music, and they sponsor frequent events.

 
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