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Dewey Beach

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Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach is in the US state of Delaware. It is a beach town located along the Atlantic Ocean in Sussex County.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

From northern Delaware, follow Delaware Route 1 south to reach Dewey Beach. From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, follow U.S. Route 50 east and turn left onto Maryland Route 404 east in Wye Mills. Continue along Maryland Route 404 east to the Delaware border, where the road becomes Delaware Route 404. Follow Delaware Route 404 east through Georgetown to Five Points and turn right onto Delaware Route 1 south. Follow Delaware Route 1 south to reach Dewey Beach.

By bus[edit]

  • BestBus, +1 202-332-2691, toll-free: +1-888-888-3269. Operates weekend service to/from Penn Station in New York City and Union Station and Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. in the summer. Bus stop is located in front of the Hyatt Place at 1301 Coastal Highway. Buses offer free Wi-Fi, electrical outlets, and free water. $46 to/from New York City, $40 to/from Washington, D.C..

Get around[edit]

By trolley[edit]

  • Jolly Trolley, +1 302 227-1197. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day: 8AM-2AM daily, weekends in shoulder season before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The Jolly Trolley operates every half hour between Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, with more frequent service during peak times. $3 one-way, $5 round-trip.

By car[edit]

It is not advised to travel around Dewey Beach by car. Park the car when you get here and don't use it again until you leave. Between May 15 and September 15, parking in Dewey Beach is enforced by parking permits or parking meters. During this time, parking permits and parking meters are in effect from 10AM to 2AM daily, with parking free on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5PM to 11PM. Parking permits may be purchased at the Dewey Beach Town Hall at 105 Rodney Avenue. Seasonal parking permits may be purchased Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM while weekly, weekend, and daily parking permits may be purchased 24 hours daily at the kiosk adjacent to the Dewey Beach Town Hall parking lot. Parking permits cost $200 for a seasonal permit, $55 for a weekly permit valid for seven consecutive days, $10 for a daily permit on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, $15 for a daily permit on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, and $35 for a weekend permit valid on a consecutive Friday-Sunday,


Dewey Beach is a natural sandbar community that boasts an ocean on one side of the street and a bay on the other.

Sunsets over the bay provide a romantic atmosphere and enhance the nightlife.


  • Delaware Seashore State Park. a long stretch of natural beach that offers several areas for four-wheel vehicle access and surf fishing. A popular activity is treasure hunting on the beach with metal detectors.
  • Water sports such as skimboarding, windsurfing, and catamaran sailing.


  • Dewey Beach Market (Highway 1 at New Orleans).
  • East of Maui (Highway 1 at St. Louis).
  • Jeremiah's, 1707 Highway One. Beach needs: Rafts, Chairs, Clothing, Sandals, Skimboards, Boogie-Borards, and Custom Tees.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Dewey Beach
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