Dewey Beach Town, Sussex County, Delaware (DE) 19971

Dewey Beach Town

Sussex County, Delaware

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Dewey Beach administrative offices are located at 105 Rodney Avenue Dewey Beach, DE 19971.
Phone: 302-227-6363.

The Town of Dewey Beach [†] is located along Delaware's Atlantic coastline in eastern Sussex County, and located just north of the Delaware Seashore State Park, a protected natural area, and just south of the City of Rehoboth Beach. Prior to its incorporation as a municipality in 1981, the Town was sparse in development until it experienced expansion of the northern portion, followed by development of the southern areas. As a result, Dewey Beach is a unique mid-Atlantic barrier island with amenities, a small-town ambience, and a walkable community. Today, Dewey Beach hosts an eclectic mix of full-time and seasonal residents, boasts a vibrant tourist trade, and has become a popular summer destination for more than 30,000 visitors each week.

These summer visitors are attracted to the wide array of entertainment opportunities and the spectacular natural beauty Dewey Beach has to offer. Dewey Beach prides itself on being family- friendly with amenities for all ages. There are many successful events that have brought the community together, promoted businesses and tourism and showcased Dewey Beach. Further, the history and culture of Dewey Beach spans more than a century. Some of Dewey Beach's historic cultural resources include the Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station (Dating back to the late 1800s), an iconic landmark and gathering place known as the Lighthouse at Lighthouse Cove, several renowned music venues, and premier memorial parks on the Bay.

More than ninety-nine percent of the land area in the Town of Dewey Beach is developed and in use for residences and business, and the general patterns of use are unlikely to change significantly in the foreseeable future. Despite this stability, challenges related to sustainability and growth in tourism are likely to face municipal planners over the next several years.

† Dewey Beach Delaware, Comprehensive Plan, 2018, accessed July, 2023.

Nearby Towns: Lewes City • Rehoboth Beach City •

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