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“clean pet friendly beaches, be prepared to party”
Review of Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Dewey Beach
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“clean pet friendly beaches, be prepared to party”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Some are trying to promotoe Dewey as a family place and maybe during the week it is to some extent,family movies on beach Mondays etc. but expect noise, an active nightlife,bar goers, live music etc. If you want a quiet family vacay go to Rehoboth or Bethany Beaches.

Visited August 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Solid getaway if you live in MD, PA, etc.”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

There are a lot of awkwardly strict laws that are highly enforced here - parking restrictions, bars close earlier than elsewhere in the US, and a hyperactive local rentacop force - that results from the longstanding, but low-key, local vs. tourist war. This is not an exotic beach getaway, but it is definitely a nice place within reach of rehoboth, bethany, and ocean city if you so desire. More relaxed than the others, except during a various college's senior week. Loyola comes here every year (my alma mater).

Visited May 2012
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140 reviews
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“Dewey Beach... Party Beach....”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We stayed in Dewey and loved the beach.
Our hotel was run down but I think this was a hotel for the kids to party.
Not to much noise, but we were gone by the weekend.

Visited August 2012
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Seaford, Delaware
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131 reviews
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“Nice beach with nice folks”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Dewey is an interesting town with a mix of summer revelers. Families to college kids enjoy the town, beachers, shops, food, etc.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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“Rehoboth's rowdy sister”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Rehoboth and Cape Henlopen beaches are more family oriented, whereas Dewey Beach attracts a much younger crowd. Dewey is home to many popular local bars and pubs. Dewey is very crowded during peak season. It is also very dog-friendly for the animal lovers out there.

Visited June 2012
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