Family Activities


If you are planning a family vacation in Dewey Beach, here are some things you won’t want to miss. Just click on the links below to view photos and video from each of these activities.

Monday Night Children’s movies on the beach

One of the most popular new activities for families is Monday Night Movies on the Beach program. Movies are shown on a big screen right on the beach beginning at 8:30PM at Dagsworthy Street and the Beach.

The schedule for the 2013 season is as follows:

  • June 18th – The Lorax
  • June 24th – Hotel Transylvania
  • July 1st- Mirror, Mirror
  • July 8th – Here Comes the Boom
  • July 15th – Arthur Christmas
  • July 22nd – Wreck-It Ralph
  • July 29th – Brave
  • August 5th – The Odd Life of Timothy Green
  • August 12th – Oz: The Great & Powerful
  • August 19th – ParaNorman
  • August 26th – Rise of the Guardians 

Wednesday Night Family Bon Fires

Don’t miss the Wednesday night family bonfire on the beach where kids roast marshmallws with their families and dance and play to family friendly music. Sticks and marshmellows provided and food and non-alcoholic drinks for sale. Bring some glowsticks for your kids – all the kids seem to have them and it is quite a site seeing them all play with them once it starts getting dark.

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John Waples Memorial Playground

Be sure to checkout this beautiful modern playground located one block off the bay on the corner of McKinley Street and Hayden Road. Lots of fun for your little (and not so little ones). Special areas for 2-5 year olds and 6-12 year olds include…

- a mega sized sand circle complete with lots of sand toys and trucks
- monkey bars, play bridge and single and double slides
- large swingset and geodesic dome
- play tunnel and elephant slide (for the little ones)
- giant lion water fountain to cool off
- gazebo and picnic table (great for relaxing in the shade while watching your kids burn off some energy

Sunset Park

This tiny park at the end of Dagsworthy Street on the bay is a great way to get the kids close to nature. Kids love looking at the Ospreys which make this park home and you might also be lucky enough to see Bald Eagles and a variety of different hawks soaring overhead.

It’s sandy beach and shallow water is a great place for the kids to see terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs and get up close to the many small minnows which they feed on.¬† Need a little break – get some shade in the Gazebo which overlooks the water.

Monigle Park

This cozy beach at the bayside end of Reed street is perfect for a picnic or change of pace. Since it’s on the bay, the water is warmer than the ocean and kids love to be on the lookout for terrapins, crabs and small fish which are abundant.

Jolly Trolley

A local favorite for kids and adults alike, the Jolly Trolley runs a regular summer schedule between Dewey Beach and nearby Rehoboth. A great way to visit local Rehoboth attractions without worrying about driving or parking. Get off at either the shopping/downtown district or the boardwalk / FunLand area.