Dewey Beach – Superstar Beach or A Way of Life?

The population of Dewey Beach swells from 341 year-round residents to over 30,000 in the summer months. For a town that is a mile long and two blocks wide, what draws so many people to Dewey?

Maybe it’s because Dewey Beach was awarded “Superstar Beach” status in 2011 by the National Resources Defense Council, for the consistent cleanliness of its ocean water.

Picture of Dewey Beach from an Airplane
Here you can see the long and narrow aspect of the Dewey Beach, DE – about a mile long and two blocks wide.

Or maybe people like that they can park their car once they arrive and never use it again while on vacation. You can walk to restaurants, the beach, the bay, or to the many venues offering live entertainment.

Those that hate to leave their pooch at home while vacationing will find Dewey to be one of the dog-friendliest ocean beaches in Delaware. Every October Dewey Beach hosts “Greyhounds Reach the Beach,” the largest gathering of retired racing greyhounds in the U.S.

While Dewey Beach is a “hotspot for the college-aged crowd,” it also is a family-friendly town offering Monday night movies on the beach and bonfires on Wednesday nights. Children can also participate in summer programs held by the Dewey Beach Patrol.

Start your day off with yoga on the beach, then enjoy sunbathing and swimming on the wide sandy beaches and pristine ocean water. Or pack a picnic lunch and explore the shallow bay water for crabs and small fish at Monigle Park and Sunset Park on Rehoboth Bay. For a beautiful view of the bay and beach, try Dewey Beach Parasail. They will have you soaring over the water!

If you’re in the mood for some music and dancing after your relaxing day on the beach, the Saturday afternoon jam sessions at the Bottle and Cork are very popular, while the place to nurse your hangover is Suicide Sundays at The Starboard. Their make-your-own Bloody Mary Bar fills an entire room!

Dewey Beach, A Way of Life,” is the town’s motto. Come experience it for yourself!