About Dewey Beach

While Dewey Beach has only average beachbreak surf, the peaks are spread out, so crowding isn't much of a problem. People will congregate at the better breaks north and south of here.

Source: Dewey Beach Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Pretty mellow.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Not too bad.

Spot Rating

Poor

Poor Perfect

Fairly nondescript beach but can get good with the right wind/swell/sand combo.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Not bad but can be some work on certain swells.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Not too bad.

Additional Information

Hazards

None really.

Access

Permit and paid parking options.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, funboard, longboard, sup, skimming, bodyboard, bodysurfing, kiteboard

Seabed

Sand

Best Season

Storm dependent: tropical cyclones in the late summer and fall with frontal activity and nor'easters in the late fall and winter.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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