Dewey Beach Travel Guide

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Dewey Beach Highlights

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     Lots of things to do and good food 

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     Not cheap! 

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     Delaware's Party Capital 

Dewey Beach Things to Do

  • Delaware Seashore State Park

    Delaware Seashore State Park covers 2,825 acres near Dewey Beach, in Delaware. It is a long, narrow north-south park, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay. It attracts visitors who enjoy the of water-related activities available along Delaware's coast. The State Division of Parks and...

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  • Check out The Starboard!

    If you get the pleasure of hitting up Dewey Beach this summer, definitely check out The Starboard. This bar has the best "make your own bloody mary's" setup on the east coast and is always packed with a rowdy bunch of attractive young professionals. for more information and An excellent resource to check out the dewey beach scene is...

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  • Dewey Beach

    I went up to Delaware U to visit a friend and was prepared for a relaxing ie boring weekend. I mean who heard of nightlife in Delaware. We went to Dewey Beach and I have to admit ,I was mistaken. This town swells to over 20,000 people on the summer weekends. That is a lot of drunken people in a small area. If you want to party and are in your...

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Dewey Beach Restaurants

  • Yummy!

    The food here is always wonderful and fresh. Most lunches are under $10.00. Kids meals are about $4.00 with a drink. Great bay front deck and dining. Watch the sun set while you eat on the open deck! SoupsOnion Soup au Gratin $3.95Seafood Chowder $2.95/cup $3.95/bowlA hearty red stew made with fresh crab, shrimp, scallops, and fresh...

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  • Out of crabs!

    This place specializes in crabs, but they were out of crabs the night we were there, July 4, 2006. We were very disappointed, but we were with a large group and it would have taken too long to chose a different place.

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  • My Favorite Place in the World!!

    All I can say is that my FAVORITE thing about Dewey Beach is The Starboard. My husband and I go every morning that we are in Dewey. This is the place to start off your morning with the best house bloody marys and the most delicious eggs bennedict ever. First of all, the house bloody marys are spectacular, but The Starboard also has the biggest...

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  • Grotto's Pizza

    After a day on the beach, or a night in the clubs.... this Pizza will dance on your tastebuds.... We've been going here for Pizza since I was a kid.

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  • eat!

    The Rusty Rudder is a gathering place right on the bay in Dewey Beach. The food is good and kids meals are $3.00. Live music, great view, good place to people watch, all the drunks or people getting drunk. Service is on point. Not hard to find, just look towards the bay.

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  • On the water dining

    Very nice beach restaurant, good food and good view of the bay. At night this place gets a little crazy, it's party time! So if your not into that type of thing, don't go at night. Closed for this season onSeptember 1ST Chicken Bites $7.50Tuna/Mahi Bites $6.50Calamari Bites $7.95Beef Bites $10.95Veggie Bites $5.95Tavern Wings $7.95Kitchen Sink...

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Dewey Beach Nightlife

  • Live music

    You really only go here to drink and listen to music.The Bottle & CorkThe Bottle & Cork was established in 1936. It is famous for its live shows. It has features all kinds of bands and types of music.May through October over 100 bands play a schedule that runs each Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Monday evening.Voted The best night spot for...

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  • McShea's Beach Pub

    McShea's is a nice, little Irish Pub on the Beach in Dewey. We stopped by about 1:30am for a few Irish Car Bombs ($6.00 each) on the way back to our hotel. McShea's is narrow with a large bar and a few booths, and more of a neighborhood bar than the meat market that is the rest of Dewey.McShea's also has food, including what is said to be some of...

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  • What a surprise - a great club!

    On a weeklong trip to Bethany Beach, husband and I (mid 40s) were looking for a dance club in the area. Thought we'd find a fun spot in Rehoboth, but nothing was open or interesting on a Thursday night. Being summer, we figured we'd find something interesting, but the only place obvious was the SharkBoard's Maxim Party in Dewey Beach. With a 300...

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Dewey Beach Transportation

  • RudderTowne Transit

    I see this trolley in Ruddertowne all the time but have never seen it move. I looked all over the internet for info on it and found NOTHING. So at this point I'm not really sure what the scoop is. Bus there is the regular DART bus that go all over and between both beaches. I will follow up and update.

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  • Go for a ride

    Rehoboth Beach's original Mass Transit System, 33 years in service. Jolly Trolleys & Jolly Trolley Passenger VANS are available for Special Events, Weddings, Parties & Private Charters. Narrated Tours 6+ adults required. This is a nice relaxing way to get from Dewey to Rehoboth Beach.

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  • Jolly Trolley

    Don't drink and drive! The Jolly Trolley is a summertime shuttle service that runs between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach with numerous stops in between.The cost is $1.50 per ride for adults ($3 after midnight) and free for children under 6.

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Dewey Beach Shopping

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    Sea Shell Shop

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    Started in 1953 in Ft. Lauderdale where the first Sea Shell Shop was located. They now have locations in Ocean City MD, Second generation Rehoboth Beach DE, Now the third generation in Dewey Beach

    What to buy: 1000¹s of nautical gifts from ships and boats to kitchen, bath décor, seagulls & dolphins, prints, plaques, shell mirrors, gourmet food, old salts, shells, buoys, afghans & pillows, crystal, pirates, weathervanes, chimes, hermit crabs, ship bells, knot boards, weather stations, ship wheels, harpoons fountains, toys & books, candles, wreaths, tapestry bags, homemade fudge collectibles, Christmas nautical & beach ornaments, shipwreck treasure jewelry and coins, clocks, tide clocks & weather instruments, lots of Shells and Coral, PLUS 100¹s of styles of lamps and of course lighthouses galore.

    What to pay: Spending depend on what your tastes are, if you love Nautical stuff your in trouble!

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Dewey Beach Local Customs

  • Rudder is the place...

    Yes, the Rusty Rudder...I have been enjoying the place forever! I had a lot of fun with both my husbands there...we have the land and sea buffet, then drink and dance the night away! I even had my (second) wedding reception there...even was proposed to there (second time again). I am about to hit 30, so I am not into the college drinking scene. I...

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  • Happy hour with a view

    Everyine goes to the Rudder for happy hour! Gathering place for all, and you can watch the sun set from your outside table on the deck! Easy to find, just look for the lighthouse on the bay, or look for The RudderTowne sign.

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Dewey Beach Warnings and Dangers

  • by LizMary Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Ladies..beware of horny college guys! I have had to make many 'trips to the bathroom" to run the hello away from wannabe Don Juans. Also...beware of any drunk person holding a drink..they WILL spill it on you!!!

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Dewey Beach What to Pack

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    Go to the beach

    by tpangelinan Written Sep 29, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swim suit, water shoes may be a good idea and bug spay, sand fleas can be troublesome. Sand toys for the kids, you know sand castle molds, kites,games.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take a cooler on the beach and stock your own water, it gets hot. Bring a beach umbrella, shades a ggod thing!

    Photo Equipment: Becareful with your camera, make sure you hide it well out of site or have someone stay with the blanket at all times!

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Dewey Beach Off The Beaten Path

  • Take your dogs for a walk on the beach.

    You can walk your dog on the beach from 5:00AM until 9:30AM and 5:30PM until 1:00AM. Always clean up after your dog, you will get a fine of $100.00 for littering, doggy police will get you! Many people are walking their dog in the mornings and no real problem with dog fights, most owners leave their dog on the leash. A Dewey Beach dog license is...

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  • The Dunes

    Please protect our dunes and beach grass. It is against the law to damage the dunes in any way, so be careful. There is a $100.00 fine for littering and more if damage to the dune. These dune protect the home and beaches from washing away.

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Dewey Beach Sports & Outdoors

  • The Rehoboth Bay Marina

    The Rehoboth Bay Marina has it all, from jetskies, 2 seater sport boats, sailboat, bait, fuel and boat slips. Many other rental company for all water sports are right here. 9.9 HP Tiller Assateague Skiff Boat $75 $125 35 HP Console Runabout Boat $115 $205 50 HP Pontoon Boat - 20' or 24' length $200 $300 Boat Rentals Include: Instructions of...

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  • Go Fishing!

    This is a Bay flounder fishing trip. Departs from the Rusty Rudder twice a day Saturday through Tuesday 8:00AM & returns 12:00PM also 1:00PM & returns 5:00PMCost $20:00 for adults and $15.00 for children (under 12)There's no fishing license needed, bait and intructions are included. You can rent a fishing rod for $5.00. Resorvations are suggested...

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Dewey Beach Favorites

  • Greyhounds Reach the Beach

    Greyhounds Reach the Beach takes place each year over the Columbus Day weekend (early October). Morning walks on the beach are fun because there are so many greyhounds in one place. It is just greyt fun to see all the happy dogs and their devoted humans. My best memory of Dewey Beach was the very first year I attended Greyhounds Reach the Beach...

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  • How to get on the beach

    Dewey Beach is small, so just look down each street you will find a public beach access point, every where is within walking distance. This beach access is near RudderTown next to the Best Western. Beaches are pretty clean.

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  • Beach access

    There are many public beach access locations in Dewey. Make sure you keep plenty of quarters to feed the meters, the police are ticket happy in the town! No parking spot is left unfed. Please be very careful not to damage the dunes!

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