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What Are The Best Rental Amenities in Dewey Beach, DE?

Amenity Overview in Dewey Beach, DE

There are in total of 15 rental amenities in Dewey Beach, shown above with the property numbers. In Dewey Beach, 4471 rentals offer Air Conditioning, 4433 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 4406 rentals offer TV. So, if you need Air Conditioning during your vacation, use the Air Conditioning filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Hot Tub, Pets Friendly.

Which Price Range Is Most Typical in Dewey Beach, DE Area?

Vacation House & Condo Rental Price Information in Dewey Beach, DE

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Dewey Beach has the largest percentage (17.18%) of homes in $200 - $250 price range.
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How Many Rental Accommodations Are Pets Friendly in Dewey Beach, DE?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Dewey Beach, DE
17.65% of vacation homes in Dewey Beach are pet friendly. If you have pet allergies, make sure to check the home property and see whether it is a pet-friendly vacation home or not.
Where Should We Visit in Dewey Beach, DE Area?
Points of Interests In Dewey Beach, DE

The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Dewey Beach are:

How Many Airports in Dewey Beach, DE?
Airports Options in Dewey Beach, DE

2 airport(s) close to Dewey Beach are:

What are the must-visit places in Dewey Beach, DE?
Must See Attractions

One of the main reasons people visit Dewey Beach is for the white sandy beach located along the Atlantic Ocean. Because Dewey Beach sits on a peninsula, it is also possible to enjoy the calmer waters of Delaware Bay. You can rent jet skis, boats, and other watercraft to enjoy the bay waters although only experienced boaters should attempt to enter the Atlantic Ocean. Parasailing, water skiing, and windsurfing are also popular. You will often find swimmers body surfing or wake boarding in the ocean waves as well.

If you enjoy surf fishing, Delaware Seashore State Park, just a ten-minute drive from Dewey Beach, is a great place to try your luck. One attraction is the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a walking path where you can get stunning views of the area. You can also hike Burton’s Island nature Preserve, getting a look at the salt marsh and maritime forest habitats.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Dewey Beach, DE?
Local Events & Festivals

Held in June each year, the Running of the Bull begins at the Starboard at 11 AM where runners begin celebrating with beverages, loud music as well as the Meeting of the Bull. At 2 PM, the race begins with runners leaving the Starboard, crossing Route 1, and walking leisurely with the bull following them to the ocean. At a signal, the “Bull” begins running or jogging to the water’s edge, pursuing the crowd, stopping to talk to people before heading back to the Starboard for the “Bull” fight. It is important to note that the “Bull” is actually two people in costume while the “runners’ are also dressed in costume in some cases.

The Sea Witch Festival, held in Rehoboth Beach during the weekend closest to Halloween, is a two-day festival that includes two parades, one for costumes and one for dogs as well as magic shows, monster art, pony rides, a broom tossing contest as well as a Fiddler’s Festival. There is also a trick-or-treat trail for children.

The Rehoboth/Dewey Oyster Fest is held in November, offering delicious oyster creations as well as food and good times. Simply purchase a pass and arrive at the assigned start location to try the various oyster dishes. End at the closing party to learn which dishes were the winner.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Dewey Beach, DE?
Hidden Gems

Take a ride to the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal, just 20 minutes from Dewey Beach. The ferry travels across the bay throughout the day, carrying foot, bicycle, and vehicle passengers to Cape May, New Jersey. The trip takes about an hour-and-a-half one way with the first ferry leaving Lewes at 8:45 AM and the last returning from Cape May at 6:45 PM, depending on the time of year. Even if you choose not to take the trip across to Cape May, it is fun to watch the big ships dock and sail.

Located just half an hour from Dewey Beach in Milton, Delaware, you will find the headquarters for Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. The brewery offers tours and tastings of the facility where you can see the patented system Sam Calagione developed in college to continuously hop his beer. The brewery also has a gift shop and sells this nationally recognized brand in six-packs, crowlers, and growlers. If you would rather remain in the area, the original brewery is located on Rehoboth Avenue in Rehoboth Beach, now a brewpub. You may be able to test some new Dogfish beers as they now use that as a test kitchen for brews. Next door to the original Dogfish Head Brewery is Chesapeake and Maine, also owned by the Dogfish Company with menu items linked to the Chesapeake Bay and Sam's home state of Maine.

What are the nightlife spots in Dewey Beach, DE?
Nightlife Spots

No trip to Dewey Beach is complete without a stop at the Starboard, a local favorite for more than 60 years. Originally built by Duke Duggan around 1960, the location has expanded over the years. In the late 1980s, the Starboard was purchased by the Hearn family where Chip Hearn grew up in business. It is now a nationally known hotspot owned by Steve “Monty” Montgomery and his partners. Visit for Sunday Funday with breakfast specials like Eggs Delmarva, Breakfasts with Elvis, and an expansive Bloody Mary bar. There is live entertainment as well as indoor and outdoor seating. The Starboard is located at 2009 Coastal Highway, just look for the shark coming out of the building.

Hammerheads believes in locals supporting locals with owners who know how to show guests a good time. Cold beer, crisp wines, and some of the most interesting specialty cocktails are served at the bar with bar food served upstairs. There are 18 draft beers and 18 televisions where you can catch the big game. Crushes are made from fresh oranges and grapefruits squeezed directly into your drink. Locals love the tuna bites over cucumber slices with dots of sriracha sauce. Be sure to try the jumbo lump crab cake served with tots as well. Find them at 181i Coastal Highway.

Located on the bay, northbeach is a premier live music and dance location in Dewey Beach. There are amazing acoustic acts as well as some of the area’s best cover bands. On Friday, enjoy the Free Taco Deck Party and return for Sunday Funday with Jefe. You can also see the most stunning sunset at northbeach. Find them at 125 McKinley Street where you can actually enjoy your meal with your feet in the sand.

The oldest nightclub in Dewey Beach, the Bottle and Cork, has been a favorite of locals for decades. Located at 1807 Highway One, the Bottle and Cork have featured many nationally recognized recording artists, including Dave Matthews Band, Eric Church, Matchbox 20, Miranda Lambert, 3 Doors Down, Cole Swindell, Cyndi Lauper, Blondie, Third Eye Blind, The Goo Goo Dolls and more. There is no food at the Bottle and Cork, but there is a full bar with beer, wine, and cocktails.

How to get around in Dewey Beach, DE?
Transportations

The closest airport to Dewey Beach, Delaware, is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport. This is a small hub airport which means you may need to fly into a larger airport, like Philadelphia or Baltimore, and take a smaller plane to Salisbury. Once there, you will need to rent a car to get to Dewey Beach as rideshare options are limited in this area. Salisbury airport is about an hour from Dewey Beach.

While in the beach area, there is a bus service with set scheduling from Lewes to Dewey Beach. You can also hop on the Jolly Trolley, a small set of buses that look like trolleys to get back and forth from Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Dewey Beach, DE?
Trip Planning

Start your morning with breakfast at the Sunrise Grill before hopping on the Jolly Trolley to take a stroll on the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Take the trolley back to Dewey to grab lunch at Woody’s and then spend the day on the beach soaking up the sun. Head to dinner at the Rusty Rudder to view a stunning sunset. End the evening at north beach for a quiet cocktail or the Starboard for some dancing.

The next day, grab breakfast at Sharky’s before heading to the Rehoboth Boardwalk, play miniature golf at Ryan’s before grabbing lunch at Gus and Gus. Head to Playland to ride a few amusement rides and then try your luck at Zelky’s Beach Arcade. Return to Dewey for a snack at Nalu and a beer at Dewey Brewing Company. Grab dinner at Mama Maria’s, finishing with cocktails and dancing at the Bottle and Cork.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Dewey Beach, DE?
Art & Culture Places

Take a step back in time by touring the Indian River Life Saving Station, learning more about those who patrolled the area over the past 100 years. The original life-saving station was built in 1876 and those stationed there were responsible for rescuing people stranded by the many shipwrecks off the coast of Delaware. The station is located at 25039 Coastal Highway, about five minutes from Dewey Beach.

Located at 17 Christian Street in Rehoboth, just five minutes away from Dewey Beach, the Anna Hazzard Museum is housed in a Camp Meeting tent structure, holding artifacts related to the early days of Rehoboth Beach when it was a religious retreat. In the late 1800s, these tents were placed along what is now Rehoboth Avenue where people were housed during week-long Christian camps.

The Rehoboth Beach Museum displays many artifacts related to beach fun, including information about the railroad era, postcards, photographs, and many items that tell the story of this eclectic, unique beach town. Find the museum at 511 Rehoboth Avenue.

What are the activities in Dewey Beach, DE that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Take the family to Delaware’s largest waterpark, Jungle Jim’s. Located on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth, just five minutes north of Dewey Beach, Jungle Jim’s offers a wave pool, lazy river, activity pool, and several large waterslides. There is also a kiddie pool and Kid’s Spray Grown. You can also try your hand at the batting cage or play miniature golf.

Just five minutes by car or a half an hour walk, the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is a great place for families. Just a mile long, the Boardwalk offers many activities, including Funland, with rides for all ages, Zelky’s Beach Arcade in two locations, and the Playland Arcade. It has been named one of the country’s best ten boardwalks by Coastal Living and America’s Best Boardwalk by American Profile.

If your family enjoys miniature golf, you have a few options to challenge each other. Ryan’s Mini Golf, located on the roof of Ryan’s Beach Shop, allows you to play 18 holes while enjoying panoramic views of the ocean. The golf course can be found on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. You can also visit Shell We Golf, located at 19366 Coastal Highway, about 10 minutes from Dewey Beach. This is a 19-hole miniature golf course with a beachcomber theme. There is an eclectic beach-themed gift shop next to the course as well. Be sure to try their house-made fudge.

The John Waples Playground, named for a land squatter who spent his summers renting boats while working for the State of Delaware tracking tides in the winter. When he became ill, the local Lion’s Club took care of him, ensuring he received medical care, food, and friendship. When Waples died, he left five acres of land between Dagsworthy and McKinley Street to the Lion’s Club. Today, that land is the site of the playground which offers equipment designed for children aged two and older.

Just 15 minutes north of Dewey Beach, Midway Speedway Park offers activities that will cure your family’s need for speed. There are four go-kart tracks with one designed especially for the little drivers as well as ten different go-kart styles. The White Water Mountain Park has a large, tropical deck, water slides, an activity pool, a lazy river, and a swimming pool. Be sure to check out Fire Mountain Golf for 18 holes of volcanic excitement. Midway Speedway Park is located at 18645 Coastal Highway.

What are the travel peak seasons in Dewey Beach, DE?
Peak Seasons

The monthly average temperature in Dewey Beach is

  • January – low of 28F (-2C); high of 44F (7C)
  • February – low of 30F (-1C); high of 47f (8C)
  • March - low of 36F (2C); high of 55F (13C)
  • April – low of 45F (7C); high of 65F (18C)
  • May – low of 54F (12C); high of 74F (23C)
  • June – low of 64F (18C): high of 82F (28C)
  • July – low of 69F (21C); high of 86F (30C)
  • August – low of 68F (20C); high of 85F (29C)
  • September – low of 62F (17C); high of 79F (26C)
  • October – low of 50F (10C); high of 69F (21C)
  • November – low of 42F (6C); high of 59F (15C)
  • December – low of 33F (0.5C); high of 49F (9C)

The summer months are often humid which can make the temperature feel much warmer than it actually is while winds in the winter can make the temperature feel much colder. It is also possible to have unseasonably warm days from October through January as well as unseasonably cold days from March through May.

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