Facts About Dewey Beach

FACTS PAGE FOR RODNEY DUNES PIER 12

HERE ARE THE ANSWERS TO SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS Dewey Beach offers Movies on the Beach every Monday and bonfires every Wednesday during the summer on Dagsworthy Street on the beach. Both are free and open to the public but donations to help keep this going are appreciated.
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  • DO YOU HAVE TO PAY TO GO ON THE BEACH?

    You do not have to pay to go on the beaches except in the State Parks where there is an admission to the area.
  • WHAT ABOUT PARKING?

    Permits are required from May 15 until September 15 and must be displayed in the front window. Permits are not good in metered parking. Permits are NOT REQUIRED Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 5:00 PM tp 11:00 PM (meters are not included and must be fed). Be sure not to park where it is prohibited or you will be towed.
  • DO YOU HAVE OFF STREET PARKING?

    We do have parking available for two vehicles off street one behind the other for each apartment. The back car does require a parking permit which may be obtained at town hall located on the Bay side of our street.
  • HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO THE BEACH?

    Our location is great as we are approximately 100 feet to the beach. It is perfect for small children and some of our older guests since there are no roads to cross and close enough for bathroom, lunch, and nap breaks. 
  • HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL EACH APARTMENT SLEEP?

    Apartment A is our largest apartment and will sleep 8 people (not including infants) comfortably. Apartments B & C will each sleep 6 (not including infants) comfortably
  • ARE YOUR APARTMENTS SUITABLE FOR FAMILIES?

    We are very family oriented and even have a great picnic area and seating area in the back yard. Our yard is sandy like the beach so the kids can play until you're ready to head to the beach. We welcome families and they are our primary guests.
  • DO YOU EVER HOST FAMILY REUNIONS?

    We do host family reunions and have a couple that meet here every year and rent all three apartments.
  • DO YOU RENT FOR SENIOR WEEK?

    We do rent for Senior Week but require the parents to also sign the rental agreements and their signatures must be notarized.
  • DO YOU RENT TO SINGLES?

    We do rent to responsible singles groups but do reserve the right NOT to rent to anyone under the age of 25. Our rates are based on six people for Apartment A and four people for Apartments B & C. There is a charge of $25.00 per night per extra guest up to the maximum the apartment will sleep.
  • HOW NOISY IS IT WHERE YOU ARE?

    We are located on the ocean side and are far enough away from the entertainment areas of Dewey that we don't often experience the noise. What we hear is the pleasurable sound of the ocean waves as they pound on the surf.
  • ARE THERE RESTAURANTS IN DEWEY BEACH?

    Dewey Beach has a variety of restaurants and eateries from fine dining to crabs.
  • DO YOU ALLOW PETS?

    We are pet friendly for approved dogs with a pet fee of $30.00 per day per dog. They must be completely housebroken (no puppies unless completely trained), non marking, odor and flea free, be non aggressive with no history of biting people or animals, be on a monthly flea treatment prior to coming and not bark excessively to cause disturbance. No cats due to allergies.
  • ARE PETS ALLOWED ON THE BEACH?

    Pets are allowed on the beach before 9:30 AM and after 5:30 PM during the summer season from May 15 to September 15. They are allowed on the beach anytime after September 15 and before May 15. There is a $90.00 fine for not cleaning up after your pet for the first offense. Bags are provided at each street entrance to the beach. You must have a bag or device for cleaning up after your pet on your person at all times when walking your pet. This is strictly enforced.
  • DOES DEWEY BEACH REQUIRE A DOG LICENSE?

    Dewey Beach does require a dog license. The one time cost of the lifetime license is $35.00 and it is good for the life of the dog. A three day  and weekly license is also available.
  • DO YOU HAVE OUTDOOR SHOWERS?

    We have not one but two very nice outdoor showers with hot and cold water. One shower has a hand held shower spray for the little ones or perfect for giving your dog a bath.
  • DO THE APARTMENTS HAVE CABLE TV?

    All three of our apartments have cable TV, as well as VCR and DVD players.
  • DO YOU HAVE INTERNET ACCESS?

    We do have free wireless internet. It is supplied from an outside carrier and is offered as a courtesy. It is not guaranteed if not available.
  • DO THE APARTMENTS HAVE WASHER AND DRYER?

    Only Apartment A has a washer and dryer. There are laundry mats in the area.
  • WHAT IS PROVIDED?

    We provide pillows with pillow protectors, mattress covers & pads, comforter sets with shams, some cleaning products, starter supply of paper towels, tissue, dishwasher tabs, and trash bags.
  • WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING?

    You will need to bring sheets & towels as well as paper products, soap, shampoo, etc. Sheets & towels can be provided for a fee. Call for information. We provide a starter supply of paper products, trash bags, dish tabs, etc. We do not provide beach chairs or umbrellas.

  • IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED ON THE BEACH?

    There is no alcohol allowed on the beach or on any public right of way.
  • CAN WEDDINGS BE HELD ON THE BEACH?

    Weddings are allowed on the beach with a small fee but must be approved by the Town Manager.
  • ARE YOU ALLOWED TO HAVE A BONFIRE ON THE BEACH?

    Dewey Beach does allow bonfires on the beach with a required $30.00 permit fee and a refundable $40.00 deposit if the beach is cleaned up. This must be paid in cash.
  • ARE BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLAS AVAILABLE ON THE BEACH?

    Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent on the beach during the hours of 9 to 5.
  • CAN YOU BUY FOOD AND DRINKS ON THE BEACH?

    You can buy hot dogs and soft drinks on the beach as well as Planet Ice.
  • IS THE BEACH HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE?

    Handicapped beach chairs are available from the Dewey Beach lifeguards at no charge.
  • DOES DEWEY BEACH HAVE LIFEGUARDS?

    Dewey Beach has award winning lifeguards located all across our beach. There is a lifeguard located at the end of our street (Rodney Ave) to ensure your safety.
  • IS DEWEY BEACH A GOOD CHOICE FOR VACATION??

    Dewey Beach has been named THE BEST SPOT TO VACATION IN DELAWARE!!!
  • Dewey Beach ?

    Dewey Beach is a coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware. In 1868, "Rehoboth City" first appeared on a map of Lewes Rehoboth Hundred in Beer's Atlas of Delaware. It is believed that the name was changed to Dewey Beach following the 1898 Battle of Manilla (Spanish–American War) when Admiral George Dewey became a national hero.  Dewey Beach celebrates Admiral Dewey Day every April.