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Dewey is Dog Friendly

One of the very few towns on the eastern seaboard to permit dogs to enjoy the beautiful beach, Dewey has only a few restrictions on dog owners.


May 15th - September 15th- Dogs may be on the beach before 9:30A.M. and after 5:30P.M.

September 16th - May 14th- Dogs may be on the beach anytime from 5:30 A.M.-1:00 A.M. daily.

Dogs must be licensed in Dewey Beach. The following license options are available:

  • Lifetime license (good for the life of the dog):  $35
  • 8-day license:  $10
  • 3-day license:  $5

Dog licenses are available to be purchased at Dewey Beach Town Hall. The 3-day and 8-day license can be purchased at the kiosk at the corner of the Town Hall parking lot. The kiosk is available to use 24hours a day, 7 days a week. It accepts credit cards and cash, but if you're paying cash, please pay with exact change as the machine does not give change. The lifetime license will need to be purchased in Town Hall during normal business hours.

  • Dogs must be under control by their owner
  • Owners must clean up after their dogs
  • Additional details can be found under Beach Regulations.