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Dewey-Beach is a small coastal town located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2006 census, the population was 311 residents. However, its not uncommon for 30,000 plus visitors to descend upon the town during the summer - especially on the weekends. Dewey Beach is located on a small strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay and is only one mile long and two blocks wide. While not as large or "wild" as Panama City Beach or Cancun, or even nearby Ocean City, Dewey Beach has become well known as a summer "party town." It is particularly popular with people from Wilmington, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Numerous bars and clubs line the Coastal Highway (Delaware Route 1) which is the towns main street. Despite this, Dewey Beach is also a popular family resort area, due to its beautiful, wide, sandy beaches, large number of hotels, beach cottages and condominiums. A wide variety of recreational activities are available, including swimming, surf fishing, beachcombing, sailing, windsurfing, boating and jet skiing. The town is also the location of the annual East Coast Skimboarding Championships held in mid-August. Nearby attractions include Delaware Seashore State Park and Cape Henlopen State Park, famous for its "walkable" sand dunes and hiking trails. Dewey Beach is part of the seaside resort area that also includes the towns of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and South Bethany.

Surrounding areas: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware (1.4 mi), Long Neck, Delaware (6.7 mi), Lewes, Delaware (7.0 mi), Ocean View, Delaware (10.5 mi), Millville, Delaware (10.7 mi), Bethany Beach, Delaware (10.9 mi), Clarksville, Delaware (11.0 mi)

Dewey Beach Vacation Rentals

Dewey Beach Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Americinn Lodge & Suites329 Z Airport RdDewey Beach, DE (302) 226-0700
Atlantic Inn & Suites4353 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE (302) 227-0401
Atlantic Oceanside Motel1700 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE (302) 227-8811
Best Western Gold Leaf1400 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE (302) 226-1100
Dewey Beach Suites & Motel1406 Hwy 1Dewey Beach, DE (302) 226-0233
Econo Lodge Resort19540 Castal HwyDewey Beach, DE (302) 227-0500
Hampton Inn4529 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE (302) 645-8003
The Marina Suites1115 Hwy OneDewey Beach, DE (302) 227-1700
Brighton Suites Hotels34 Wilmington AveRehoboth Beach, DE1.3 mi.(302) 227-5780
Admiral Hotel2 Baltimore AveRehoboth Beach, DE1.4 mi.(302) 227-2103
Board Walk Plaza Hotel2 Olive AveRehoboth Beach, DE1.5 mi.(302) 227-7169
Comfort Inn Rehoboth4439 Hwy OneRehoboth, DE1.5 mi.(302) 226-1515
Quality Inn & Suites3100 Hwy 1Rehoboth, DE1.5 mi.(302) 226-2400
Airport MotelRR 1 Box 96Rehoboth Beach, DE1.6 mi.(302) 227-6737
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center101 N BoardwalkRehoboth Beach, DE1.6 mi.(302) 227-2511
Bay Resort MotelRehoboth Beach, DE1.6 mi.(302) 227-6400
Holiday Inn Express-rehoboth Beach4289 Hwy OneRehoboth Beach, DE1.6 mi.(302) 227-4030
Captain's Quarters Motel406 Savannah RdLewes, DE6.4 mi.(302) 645-9800
New Devon Inn2ND & Market StLewes, DE6.4 mi.(302) 645-5973
Sleep Inn & Suites1595 Hwy OneLewes, DE6.4 mi.(302) 645-6464
Inn At Canal Square122 Market StLewes, DE6.5 mi.(302) 644-3377
Blue Surf Motel98 Garfield PkwyBethany Beach, DE11.0 mi.(302) 539-7531
Bethany Arms Motel99 Hollywood StBethany Beach, DE11.1 mi.(302) 539-9603
Holiday Inn Express-Bethany Beach710 S Coastal HwyBethany Beach, DE14.3 mi.(302) 541-9200
Fenwick Sea Charm Hotel & ApartmentsLighthouse Rd & Bethany AveFenwick, DE16.5 mi.(302) 539-9613
Ric Mar ApartmentsDelaware & Bunting AveFenwick, DE16.5 mi.(302) 539-9613
Best Value Inn Georgetown313 N Dupont HwyGeorgetown, DE16.5 mi.(302) 856-7532
Econo Lodge Oceanblock14502 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD17.0 mi.(410) 250-1155
Comfort Inn And Suites20530 Dupont BlvdGeorgetown, DE17.6 mi.(302) 854-9400
Red Carpet Inn12534 Ocean GtwyOcean City, MD18.0 mi.(410) 213-0376
Congress Hall Hotel251 Beach AveCape May, NJ18.0 mi.(609) 884-8421
Hotel Alcott107 Grant StCape May, NJ18.0 mi.(609) 884-5868
Carroll Villa Hotel19 Jackson StCape May, NJ18.2 mi.(609) 884-9619
The Queen Victoria102 Ocean StCape May, NJ18.2 mi.(609) 884-8702
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites12601 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD18.4 mi.(410) 250-7800
The Mainstay Inn635 Columbia AveCape May, NJ18.4 mi.(609) 884-8690
Cayman Suites Hotel12500 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD18.5 mi.(410) 250-7600
Southern Mansion720 Washington StCape May, NJ18.5 mi.(609) 884-7171
Georgia Belle Suites Hotel12000 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD18.8 mi.(410) 250-4000
Grand Hotel's PalaceOceanfront At PhiladelphiaCape May, NJ18.8 mi.(800) 257-8550

Dewey Beach Weather & Climate

Southern Delaware's weather is greatly moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. The state is the second smallest in the U.S., only 96 miles long and 9 to 35 miles across. Most of it lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the climate transitions between a humid subtropical climate and a continental climate. However, despite its small size, there are significant variations in temperature and amount of snowfall among the state's three counties. Sussex County, which includes the southeastern beach areas, has a somewhat milder climate and a longer growing season than the northern part of the state. Summers are warm with occasional thunderstorms and July is the hottest month of the year. Southeastern Delaware tends to have the highest temperatures and more precipitation than the center of the state, with an average precipitation of 46 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although August is usually the wettest month. The whole state has mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from cold northwest winds. January, on average, has the coldest temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 28°F 4.01 in. -
February 46°F 29°F 3.22 in. -
March 54°F 36°F 4.45 in. -
April 64°F 44°F 3.54 in. -
May 73°F 54°F 3.91 in. -
June 81°F 63°F 3.15 in. -
July 86°F 68°F 4.19 in. -
August 84°F 67°F 5.34 in. -
September 78°F 61°F 3.77 in. -
October 68°F 49°F 3.42 in. -
November 58°F 41°F 3.33 in. -
December 49°F 32°F 3.67 in. -

Dewey Beach Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located about 34 miles southwest of Dewey Beach in Salisbury, Maryland, the Millville Municipal airport (MIV) located approximately 46 miles north of Dewey Beach in Millville, New Jersey, Easton Newnam Field (ESN) located roughly 54 miles west of Dewey Beach in Easton, Maryland, the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 58 miles northeast of Dewey Beach in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and finally the New Castle County airport (ILG) located about 73 miles northwest of Dewey Beach in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dewey Beach Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE1.6 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ24.7 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ24.7 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ24.7 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ24.7 mi.
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD24.9 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD24.9 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD24.9 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD24.9 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ48.3 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ48.3 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ53.0 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ55.8 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ57.9 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ57.9 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE71.7 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ74.4 mi.
Six Flags Great AdventureJacksonNJ75.5 mi.
Clementon Amusement ParkClementonNJ77.2 mi.
ExhilaramaVoorheesNJ79.2 mi.
Water Parks
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ24.7 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE34.6 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ48.3 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ74.4 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD78.7 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ83.0 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA101.8 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA102.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Golf Park at Rehoboth BeachRehoboth BeachDE1.6 mi.
Old Landing Golf CourseRehoboth BeachDE1.6 mi.
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE6.3 mi.
Baywood GreensLong NeckDE6.7 mi.
Bear Trap Dunes Golf ClubOcean ViewDE10.9 mi.
Bethany Bay Golf ClubMillvilleDE11.1 mi.
Salt Pond Golf CourseBethany BeachDE11.6 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE13.6 mi.
Cape May National Golf ClubCape MayNJ18.7 mi.
Links at Lighthouse SoundBishopvilleMD18.8 mi.
Pine Shore Golf CourseBerlinMD21.9 mi.
PonderlodgeVillasNJ23.6 mi.
Bay ClubBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Beach Club Golf LinksBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Creek ClubBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Eagles LandingBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Ocean City Golf & Yacht ClubBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Ocean Resorts Golf ClubBerlinMD27.1 mi.
River Run Golf CourseBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Rum Pointe Golf CourseBerlinMD27.1 mi.
Woodland Golf ParkSeafordDE29.1 mi.
Avalon Golf ClubCape May Court HouseNJ29.8 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ83.0 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ83.0 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA98.7 mi.
State Parks
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE3.4 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE4.4 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE7.8 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE8.4 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE8.4 mi. 
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE8.8 mi. 
Fenwick Island State ParkDE15.8 mi. 
Trap Pond State ParkDE24.1 mi. 
Killens Pond State ParkDE31.7 mi. 
Assateague State ParkMD33.1 mi. 
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE16.3 mi.(History)
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE16.7 mi.(History)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ18.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD36.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of American GlassMillvilleNJ48.8 mi.(Technology)
Oyster & Maritime MuseumChincoteagueVA55.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ18.8 mi.
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD36.6 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE76.7 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ85.0 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA86.9 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD92.2 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD92.2 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC106.5 mi.

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