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Posted on 03-15-2023

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A Guide To Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach is just one of many beaches in Sussex County, helping to make the picturesque eastern shore of Delaware a bright and welcoming place for all the family. 

This month, we’re giving you the full guide to Dewey Beach so that you can make the most of your visit to our neighborhood. Don’t forget to reserve your room at The Beacon Inn, we’re located nearby in Lewes, making us the ideal place to stay and explore the region, with a comfortable room and friendly team on hand to help you.

Dewey Beach Guide

About Dewey Beach

It’s thought that Dewey Beach was initially named Rehoboth City, but had its name changed around 1868 to commemorate the national hero, Admiral George Dewey. 

Still a small town with a population of around 300 in the off-season, it’s a popular area for both families and those seeking entertainment when temperatures start to pick up. With plenty to see and do (skip to ‘things to do’ to find out more!), it’s easy to understand the charm of Dewey Beach.

With sunshine in abundance and wide sandy beaches, Dewey Beach remains popular from late April all the way through to September thanks to temperatures that can reach the high 80s.


Where is Dewey Beach?

Dewey Beach is located just south of Rehoboth Beach, along the eastern shore of the state facing out into the Atlantic Ocean. It follows the Coastal Highway on the narrow stretch of land that sits between the Atlantic ocean and Rehoboth Bay.

From The Beacon Inn in Lewes, Dewey Beach is a short 17-minute drive, making it the perfect day trip from our historic town. If you’re traveling direct from further afield, the nearest train station is Wilmington Station, while the closest airport is the Salisbury Regional Airport over in Maryland.


How far is Dewey Beach from Rehoboth Beach?

If you’re planning to make the most of your stay here in Southern Delaware, you can easily enjoy both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. 

There are plenty of ways to get between these two beach towns. A short drive south along Bayard Avenue and King Charles Avenue onto the Coastal Highway should only take a few minutes. However, we thoroughly recommend taking a gentle stroll along the oceanside to appreciate the beauty of the landscape. At a steady pace, this walk can be completed in around 40 minutes.


Things to do at Dewey Beach

Things to do at Dewey Beach, Delaware

Despite the small size of Dewey Beach as a town and its modest population numbers, it’s a real draw for visitors from all over thanks to the wide variety of things to do. 

Pick your spot on the wide sandy beach and relax for the day before watching the magnificent sunset, or take to the waters with a jet ski and get involved with water sports if you’re feeling active. During the warm summer nights, there are other family activities that take place such as movie nights and bonfires, while the area features a number of fantastic places to eat and drink along the Coastal Highway, making it popular for nightlife entertainment.

Don’t forget that you’ve got Rehoboth Bay on the opposite side of the ocean, too, allowing for various other activities if you wish to go kayaking and exploring.

If you like the sound of Dewey Beach – and the numerous other beautiful beach towns in Sussex County, Delaware – then make Lewes your starting point for your next vacation. Reserve a room at The Beacon Inn today and explore both our historic town as well as Dewey Beach. Enjoy our swimming pool and sun deck, then get a good night’s rest in your comfortable room with a private balcony. Reserve online to avoid disappointment or call our helpful team today for more details.

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