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Dewey Beach in Delaware is widely known as a social scene for young adults, who descend upon the beach town in the summer and on the weekends. But families also fill the streets of Dewey Beach during the summer months. Parents who may have once partied in Dewey are returning with their children years later for summer vacations. And while it may be the lesser ... more
Dewey Beach in Delaware is widely known as a social scene for young adults, who descend upon the beach town in the summer and on the weekends. But families also fill the streets of Dewey Beach during the summer months. Parents who may have once partied in Dewey are returning with their children years later for summer vacations. And while it may be the lesser family-friendly location of all the Delaware beaches, there are plenty of things to do with the kids in this tiny Delaware town.

Dewey Beach is 1-mile long and three blocks wide, with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Rehoboth Bay to the west. The calm bay waters serve as a perfect spot for kayaking and paddle boarding, while the surf of the ocean is awesome for boogie boarding. It's easy to walk to the beach at Dewey, whether you're staying in a vacation rental or a hotel.

For something different to do, try catching dinner on a crabbing boat adventure. The bait and net are provided; all you need to bring is the enthusiasm! Or learn about the life-saving efforts of the surfman at the Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, where numerous eco- and kid-friendly programs are offered in the summer. Surfman were considered the heroes of their time before the U.S. Coast Guard existed.

Give Dewey Beach a second thought when considering a Delaware Beach vacation. While it may not be the ultimate family-friendly destination with amusement rides and petting zoos, it is a great place to spend time with your kids at the beach, simply relaxing and playing.

Written by Courtney Elko less

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