Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, and only about a mile long by 2 blocks wide, sits the little town of Dewey Beach. Dewey has often been referred to as the “Party and Surfing Capital of the East Coast”, and anyone who has been here can most likely attest to the nickname! Dewey Beach offers a little bit of everything, but caters mainly to the younger crowd looking to have a little fun at the beach. Whether you want to rock hard to a band playing at The Bottle & Cork, sip tropical drinks on the deck overlooking the bay at the Rusty Rudder at Ruddertowne, or enjoy the pumped yet casual atmosphere and make-your-own Bloody Mary bar at the Starboard, Dewey is the place to be.
The quaint town’s population is only about 300 year-round, but can exceed 30,000 during the season, turning this comfortable sleeper town into a popular, bustling vacation spot.
The main strip, Route 1, is lined with beach shops, restaurants, hotels, and bars. If you enjoy eating crabs, you won’t mind waiting for a seat at Ed’s or Crabbers Cove, or if you are looking to ride the waves, you can rent jet skis and boats at Ruddertowne. The East of Maui Surf Shop is in the heart of Dewey and has everything you need to start your surfing hobby, and you can take your new board down the road to the Indian River Inlet, where the waves are more challenging. Bring a fishing pole when you go, because that is the place to be if you want to catch your next seafood dinner!
In addition to the energetic nightlife, this little town is host to several large venues during the year including, The Music Festival featuring dozens of unsigned bands from all over the country. And, for all you pet or greyhound owners, the annual Greyhounds Reach the Beach is held here every year as well.
If you have visited Dewey, and have fallen in love with the town, then you might want to consider buying a home here! Dewey offers an eclectic selection of homes for every price range.
Dewey, together with the towns of Rehoboth and Bethany Beaches, Lewes and Fenwick Island comprises Delaware’s beach/shore resort area, and is Sussex County’s fastest growing area.
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