Dewey Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 301.
While not as extreme as spring-break locales such as Panama City or Cancun, Dewey Beach has developed a reputation as a wild summer "party town", and is particularly popular in the Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Wilmington areas. The town is less than a mile long and only two blocks wide, yet numerous bars and rock clubs line Delaware Route 1, the town's main street, some of which, such as the Bottle & Cork, attract nationally-known acts. "The Starboard", another popular bar, is well-known for opening as early in the morning as Delaware law permits and offers a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar every day with breakfast. On summer evenings, particularly on the weekends, Route 1 is often choked with pedestrians as bargoers hop from one nightspot to another, backing up traffic for miles.
Notwithstanding its reputation as a magnet for partygoers, Dewey Beach is also a popular family resort spot, particularly because of its wide, sandy beaches, and many hotels, cottages, and condominiums may be found.
As is the case with most beach areas, Dewey Beach quiets down in the fall and winter. One popular event which packs Dewey Beach hotels every October is Greyhounds Reach The Beach, where thousands of rescued greyhounds and their owners congregate.
Dewey Beach, together with the towns of Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, South Bethany, and Fenwick Island, comprises Delaware's beach-resort area and is Sussex County's most densely-populated and fastest-growing area.
Web Sites and Links
Dewey Beach Police Department EmploymentResearch the selection criteria for police officer positions within the Department.
DeweyBeach.comIntended as the comprehensive insider's guide to Dewey Beach.
DeweyBeachLife.comOnline guide to restaurants, nightlife, lodging, and events in Dewey Beach, Delaware.
Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of CommerceRehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach resort area visitors information and vacation planning information.