Why choose Dewey Beach Hotels for a vacation? You’ll find plenty of fun in the sun at Dewey Beach. Dewey Beach has beautiful ocean beaches on one side and the bay on the other. Dewey Beach is great for travelers who enjoy jet-ski rides or a brisk game of volleyball on the beach.
Visitors to Dewey Beach can paddle their way along the coastline or enjoy an abundance of water sports. With the area’s unique landscape of being surrounded by the bay and ocean, travelers can enjoy boating, parasailing, wake boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, dolphin watching, paddle boarding and so much more! Enjoy your stay at Dewey Beach hotels and enjoy everything it has to offer. You can also visit the best Delaware Beaches here.
Dewey Beach Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit Dewey Beach is between May and August. The area is a year-round destination, but the summer months are great when you can take full advantage of the beach. Summer sees the largest crowds and hottest temperatures (hovering in the mid- to upper 80s), but it also welcomes a rain shower or two. After Labor Day, travelers will find fewer crowds and fairly pleasant fall temperatures, ranging from the upper 50s to the upper 70s. Although you will find lower room rates, some attractions will be closed or operate on more limited hours after the summer season. Delaware sees mild winters, with temps dipping to the low 30s.
Best Dewey Beach Area Beaches
Dewey Beach is a popular seaside destination in a town known for its dining and boutiques. Regular beach activities include seaside yoga, a junior lifeguard program, and environmental education programs. Water sports are also popular at Dewey Beach, and visitors can rent paddle boards, kayaks, Jet Skis, pontoon boats, and more to enjoy a day out on the water.
Rehoboth Beach is one of the state’s favorite beach resort towns, known for its beautiful boardwalk and ambience that is simultaneously old-fashioned and modern. The beach itself is free and open to the public, and lifeguards are on duty during the summer.
The wide wooden boardwalk that stretches a half mile along Bethany beach looks down over grass-spotted dunes above the sand and shore. Foot-washing stations are located along the boardwalk, and it is lined with shops and food vendors who sell everything from seafood to ice-cream. You can also find Jet Ski rentals nearby, as well as family-friendly recreation like mini-golf.
Cape Henlopen State Park
The designated swimming beach at Cape Henlopen State Park is staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and is equipped with several conveniences. There is a full bathhouse with restrooms and showers, a concession area, and umbrella rentals are available.
Lewes beach is a favorite of families with younger children because of its gentle surf and gradual slope, with little to no undertow, which make it easy for kids to stay safe. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer and a bath house with clean toilets and showers. There is also a small concession stand, and an ice-cream shop within walking distance, as well as vendors who sell refreshments.
Best Dewey Beach Area Tours & Activities
Banana Boat Ride Dewey Beach
Banana Boat rides are a FUN, MUST DO activity, especially for the kids! Its a great way to have fun on the water without any hassle. Our professionally trained crews will be ready to provide you with a wonderful experience that will be sure to leave you wanting to come again! Book your Banana Boat Ride at Dewey Beach here.
Sunset Stand Up Paddleboard Tour of Linkhorn Bay
Steer a stand-up paddle board across Linkhorn Bay on a 1.5-hour sunset tour in Virginia Beach. Watch for Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, blue herons, and kingfishers, and enjoy an easy going place to practice stand-up paddle boarding with help from experienced guides. Book your Sunset Stand Up Paddle Board Tour here.
Single Kayak Rental in Dewey Beach
They offer top on the line equipment and kayaks for you to ensure a stress-free experience on the water! Enjoy everything the beautiful Delaware intercoastal has to offer! Fishing, sightseeing, wildlife, and more! They offer flexible rental times to make sure they can tailor to your needs! Book your Single Kayak Rental in Dewey Beach here.
Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach
Parasailing is a MUST DO if you are visiting the Delaware Beaches! Come fly with us and experience the views of a lifetime along the beautiful Delaware Shore! We run trips every hour, and each group flies approximately 8-10 minutes. Book your Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach here.
Stand Up Paddleboard Rental in Dewey Beach
Paddle boarding is an awesome activity that is easy to learn and provides a great workout on the water! Come glide around on the beautiful Rehoboth Bay in silence and take in the relaxing atmosphere & fun! Book your Stand Up Paddle Board Rental in Dewey Beach here.
Best Dewey Beach Restaurants
Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill $11 – 20
The menu features a variety of favorites such as egg sandwiches, fruit smoothies, turkey cheese steaks, catfish and jambalaya. The menu is divided into starters, salads, small bites, from the grill, big bites, Dewey Sushi, sides and dessert. Menu Telephone: 302-227-8519 Web: Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill
The Starboard $11 – 20
Located at Highway 1, Starboard is an iconic bar and a restaurant in Dewey Beach with nightly entertainment.Long-standing bar & restaurant known for its Bloody Mary smorgasbord & piles of beach fries. Menu Telephone: 302-227-4600 Web: The Starboard
Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill $11 – 20
Stop by and sample their menu – from homemade chips to the best authentic crab cake around, and check out their daily specials and events. Whether you stroll off the beach to have lunch on our porch, or go back at night for dinner and entertainment, you’ll love Woody’s Menu Telephone: 302-260-9945 Web: Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill
SirVida $11 – 20
Authentic fresh Mexican with a flare. Sirvida offers unexpected creative specials, fresh ingredients, fresh ideas, fresh drinks and really good food. Right in the heart of Dewey Beach, Delaware. Menu Telephone: 302-567-5978 Web: SirVida
Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar and Grill $11 – 20
Nalu is an open air family restaurant with a pacific island fusion cuisine. Nalu serves up high quality ingredients from sashimi grade fish to Wagyu Beef in its fun upbeat island atmosphere. Menu Telephone: 302-227-1449 Web: Nalu Hawaiian Surf Bar and Grill
Best Dewey Beach Nightlife Spots
2009 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach Telephone: 302-227-4600 Web: The Starboard
Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill
1904 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach Telephone: 302-260-9945 Web: Woody’s Dewey Beach Bar & Grill
1818 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach Telephone: 302-227-7325 Web: Hammerheads
113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach Telephone: 302-227-3888 Web: Rusty Rudder
Bottle & Cork
1807 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach Telephone: 302-227-7272 Web: Bottle & Cork
Dewey Beach sounds like a lot of fun. I’d like to try out the paddleboarding, or parasailing. The only only time I’ve been to a beach was when it was too chilly to really enjoy, so I’d love to check out a place like this in the summer time! It would be cool to be able to see some marine wildlife!
Yes, best time is while it is warm. That is when the marine life come close too. I love paddle boarding. I am getting ready to get another one, so I can have someone to come with me. It’s peaceful but also a workout. You’d enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my Dewey Beach Hotels guide.
Hi! Leahrae, as I watch the video, it seems Dewey Beach is packed with lots of Leisures and Entertainment. I love to travel the world. I hope to visit this place and it is worth putting it on my Travel Lists and Goals. The Beach is so nice and with the Hotels that were there to choose from … I think I will pack my things and travel there in as soon as Restrictions and pandemic is over. I love the video! All the Best!
Thanks Shierly! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations. Sounds you are ready to hit the beach!
This was perfect timing! I have been looking into different beach vacations. Delaware is a place that I normally wouldn’t think about going. I live in AZ- so I often go to San Diego which is 5 hours away. The 80’s would be a welcomed temperature considering it gets to over 100 degrees in Phoenix. From the images, the beaches look clean and well maintained. Perhaps this is a place I’ll consider going now- thank you!
You will have to consider the coast of Delaware. It is beautiful! Please let me know if you need any additional information, and thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
Many times the environment surrounding an hotel is one of the reasons why we visit it, same will apply to Dewey Beach hotels. I love the way you describe the surrounding beaches and restaurant. I will like to see Rehoboth Beach, fits in your description of been modern and old fashioned at the same time. Stand up paddle board is another activity I am going to try.
I love Stand Up Paddle boarding! I am trying to get my son one, so we can paddle together. It is quite peaceful, and on a great beach…nothing beats it. Thanks for stopping by beach travel destinations.
I’m interested in Dewey Beach kayak rentals. They have told me it’s awesome. And super safe, they explain all the things we can do and can’t. And they provide life jackets. I am particularly interested in exploring the north cove of Rehoboth Bay. I have seen it in pictures and the scenery is amazing.
Oh kayaking is such a peaceful water sport activity. That and paddle boarding are my two favorites. You will enjoy Dewey Beach. Thanks for the visit Abel.
This sounds like a wonderful place to holiday when you want the beach and all the watersports. I especially like the banana boats for family fun and it is great that you tell us the best time to go, especially if we want to miss the crowds. I think my favorite spot was Hotel Dewey the rooms look really nice and it’s close to everything. I’m a huge fan of beach holidays so I will be planning one here as soon as the world reopens. One thing I love to do when on holiday is to ride horses on the beach. Is there anywhere to do this in Dewey?
A great review thanks.
You can head over to nearby Rehoboth Beach to ride horses on the beach 🙂 You can visit both beaches and have a fantastic vacation for sure. Thanks for visiting my Dewey Beach Hotels guide.
Hello there.. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I love the beach and apparently its addicting. I have always wanted to travel allover the beaches of the world. so far i have gone to zanzibar.. They are amazing. Dewey beach hotels is probably a haven, a home like never before. What a great view this is!
Thanks Paul, for taking the time to leave me comments. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.
Hey there Leahrae,
Thanks again for yet another great post. Dewey Beach Hotels sounds like a great place to visit and this is ideal for me, i love the beach and the sun, do you blame me? Im from sunny Durban, South Africa. I would love to try the parasailing at Dewey Beach.
If you keep posting awesome destinations like these then I guess I am just going to have to take year long holiday to visit all of them.
I just love reading your posts.
Thanks so much Lawrence for your nice comments and for taking the time to leave me some. I am glad you enjoyed my Dewey Beach Hotels guide.
WoW! This comes in handy for this summer. It’s always hard to chose a good beach destination to spend the holidays but with your article this is not a problem anymore! I love the seaside and to swim – my husband prefers the mountain – but I think this place could be loved by everyone, beach goers and not.
Yes, it probably is loved by everyone! I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations Maja.
Perfect timing of this post just as my family is trying to plan the next vacation. We’ve been stuck home, not able to travel for almost 1.5 years so the prospect of being able to travel soon is very exciting. Also, this next family vacation feels very special. What a better place for a vacation than Dewey Beach. It looks beautiful and relaxing. Thanks to the details you have provided, we will be able to plan our vacation when it comes to the beaches we want to visit, food we want to eat and activities we will want to do. Thank you so much for sharing.
You are very welcome Anna and I am glad you enjoyed my Dewey Beach Hotels guide. Thanks for taking the time to leave me comments 🙂
I believe that Dewey Beach won’t be a destination I would choose in the first place… I’m afraid I’m not a water sports lover. However, when I came across one of the beaches you mention, Rehoboth Beach, it caught my attention!
I know that you are a beach enthusiast like I am and you do an excellent job by posting great travel destinations on your website. Have you ever thought of visiting my home country??!
Thank you for your post and keep safe.
Hi Antonio, I believe you are from Poland? If so, I h ave not been to Poland before. I will have to investigate! There is a LOT to do at Rehoboth Beach. Not just laying on a towel 🙂 I will learn more about Poland so I am informed 🙂
Wow, Delaware. Never would I have thought of wanting to go there. Not that there is anything wrong with the state, I just didn’t expect such a great beach location.
I’m very intrigued now.
Thanks for providing so many interesting activities to choose from along with an assortment of hotels and restaurants.
Dewey Beach could be my next vacation spot…
I know…most people do not associate Delaware with beaches, but the coast is beautiful. I am glad you learned a bit about Dewey Beach. Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.
Dewey beach looks amazing. I have been browsing through your website enjoying the options you referred to. I am actuaally seriously thinking of a road trip as it is hard to tell now where exactly I would go. We love road trips and I would say it’s a win-win combination after more than a year-long stay at home.
I would have to agree. Being here in Florida, there is a lot close by for me for a road trip. I am looking forward to my next one as well. Time to get out and enjoy!