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Fun in the sun at Dewey Beach vacation home rentals

Dewey Beach is a tiny coastal town that makes up for its size with breathtaking water views, gorgeous beaches and a vibrant nightlife that ensures the fun never stops. Dewey Beach draws lovers of outdoor adventure and families looking for a fun-filled vacation in a beautiful location. Dewey Beach vacation rentals have gorgeous views of a lake, the bay or the ocean, and are within easy walking distance of lively nightclubs and great restaurants. Whether you want to hit the waves every day or relax in comfort on the sand, Dewey Beach has something entertaining to delight and interest you.

Things to do

Attractions near Dewey Beach vacation rentals

A lively game of beach volleyball is a great way to start a holiday in Dewey Beach, as is getting up early for some dawn fishing. Monigle Park is a beautiful place for children, with warm, shallow water for swimming. The waters of Dewey Beach are ideal for days spent kite boarding, paddle boarding and windsurfing. Kayaking through the coastal salt marshes is a great activity for the whole family. Fall and winter are great times to stay in Dewey Beach vacation rentals too. The Sea Witch Festival celebrates Halloween, and the Winter Wonderfest dazzles with rides and light shows.

Activities

Activities near Dewey Beach vacation homes

The vibrant coastal town of Dewey Beach is filled with activities for lovers of nature, adventure and plain old fun. A day on the water is a given, and you can choose from the adrenalin thrill of jet skis and windsurfing or more peaceful options like sailing and dolphin watching. Dewey Beach vacation rentals provide a great place to store your treasures after a fun day of indulging in tax-free shopping, and are close to the myriad fine restaurants that feature fresh seafood and local Delaware specialties. The beach is a great place for building sandcastles.

Weather

Best time to travel to Dewey Beach vacation homes

Facing the Atlantic Ocean and backed by Rehoboth Bay, Dewey Beach is bordered by Silver Lake and enjoys a moderate climate. With over 200 sunny days per year, Dewey Beach is a great place to visit year-round. The coastal location keeps Dewey Beach about 10 degrees warmer than the mainland in winter, and 10 degrees cooler in summer. Temperatures in winter hover in the low to mid-20s, and only about 13 inches of snow fall each year. Summer in Dewey Beach is humid, and temperatures can soar up to 86 degrees, but consistent sunshine and sea breezes are lovely.

Natural features

Fabulous marine life at Dewey Beach

Visitors to Dewey Beach will find great water views, no matter where they look. With Spring Lake to the north, vast Rehoboth Bay to the west, and the mighty Atlantic Ocean to the east, stunning views are a given. Dewey Beach is flat, with sandy beaches leading to waters filled with an astounding variety of marine life. In the water, you'll find Atlantic sturgeon, humpback whales and dogfish, hammerhead and brown sharks. Bird lovers will find numerous species flying on a sea breeze or walking down the beach. From swallow-tailed kites and sharp-shinned hawks to lesser yellowlegs and cerulean warblers.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Dewey Beach

The nearest airport is in Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), located 15.4 mi (24.8 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Cape May, NJ (WWD-Cape May County), which is 23.4 mi (37.7 km) away.

Family friendly

Family-friendly attractions near Dewey Beach vacation homes

Dewey Beach has endless options for a family trip. Vacation rentals are available near kid-friendly places like Funland, a boardwalk amusement park with children’s attractions and thrill rides, and Jungle Jim’s, a seasonal water park with go-karts, bumper boats, and other kid-friendly attractions. Kids will also like Delaware Seashore State Park, a historic home with period artifacts, history exhibits, and a gift shop.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Dewey Beach

Couples looking for romance can experience idyllic locations and scenic retreats in Dewey Beach. Vacation homes can be found near places like Rehoboth Bay, an inland waterway for boating, fishing, swimming, and other activities, and Rehoboth Art League, an arts organization with art galleries, classes, and studios. You'll also like Station Cove, a scenic bay with guided kayak tours for bird-watching.

Can I find a vacation rental around Dewey Beach?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,042 vacation rentals near Dewey Beach. From 856 Houses to 601 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Dewey Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Dewey Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Dewey Beach:

  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 1,003 vacation rentals
  • Diamond Beach: 155 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,180 vacation rentals
  • Broadkill Beach: 70 vacation rentals
  • Lewes Beach: 3,242 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Dewey Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Dewey Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • John Waples Memorial Playground: 4,995 vacation rentals
  • Baycenter for the Performing Arts: 5,030 vacation rentals
  • Fifer Orchards Local-Fresh Market - Dewey Beach: 4,692 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Park: 4,935 vacation rentals
  • East of Maui: 4,705 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Dewey Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Dewey Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 856 Houses in Dewey Beach. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Dewey Beach include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 601 rentals available
  • Cottages: 71 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 410 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Dewey Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,129 vacation rentals with pool available in Dewey Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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