From September 16th - May 14th parking is free in Dewey Beach.
From May 15th - September 15th, you must pay to park in Dewey Beach. However, free parking during the summer season is available every Monday from 5:00pm - 11:00pm!
For your convenience, we offer many parking options:
If you have any difficulty or questions about paying for parking, please ask a Parking Ambassador for assistance, stop by the Parking Enforcement office, or call the office at (302)227-6170.
If you purchased a seasonal, weekly, weekend, or daily permit, you may park in any available space except in front of a coin meter.
Hourly parking is available throughout town! You may pay by the hour through Park Mobile at any space, or pay at a coin meter.
There are handicapped parking spaces at the end of the ocean block by each beach entrance. We understand that handicapped parking is limited in town, therefore, those with a handicapped placard or plate may also park in permit or metered parking at no charge. Your placard or plate will serve as your parking pass.
Your best option is to obtain a parking permit for the vehicle(s) that must park on the street. Weekend and weekly parking permits are available, and are the most cost-effective option for parking long term. Visit the kiosk outside of the Town Hall building to purchase a parking permit. You may leave your vehicle parked in the same space during your stay in town if you wish.
Please call Parking Enforcement, or ask a Parking Enforcement Officer for help in locating an area that would best accommodate larger vehicles.
You may not be able to find parking directly outside of your desired location at peak times. The center of town (St. Louis Street to McKinley Avenue) can be the most congested, since this area houses many restaurants, hotels and shops. If you can not find parking in your desired location, we encourage you to look in the northern or southern areas of town.
Remember that the beach is accessible from all streets in town. Dewey Beach is also highly walkable, only two blocks wide and one mile long.
Please review the Town Code for full parking regulations. Be sure to read all posted parking signage! Common violations include:
When in doubt, ask for help! Our Parking Ambassadors are here to educate, then enforce. If you are unsure about parking areas, ask for assistance.