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Start in/near Cape Henlopen State Park and head southwest on Hwy 9 down to Route 1 (AKA Coastal Highway) where you want to take a left & begin to head south down the coast. Take this all the way down to Ocean City and the end of the route.
This route covers the gorgeous Delaware Coastline into Maryland's famous Ocean City.
The route starts out in Lewes, Delaware at the ferry terminal that connects the Delaware Coastline to Cape May, New Jersey.
The route CAN start out pretty congested on the weekends in the summer on Delaware's Highway 1, but plenty of shopping, the Tanger Outlets, and some of the best restaurants in the state are right along the way!
Once through the beach towns of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, the road opens up wide traveling down the coast on one side, and the bays on the other... Watch for turtles crossing the road, however, as this is part of the Delaware Seashore State Park, where plenty of coastal wildlife lives...
Shortly after crossing over Indian River Inlet Bridge, you will come into the quaint coastal beach town of Bethany Beach, with plenty of shops and restaurants and yet another world-class beach.
You will see some of the most beautiful coastal rental properties, where many of the society elite from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia come to play in the summer. Then you will arrive in the Fenwick Island / Ocean City area, where the parties never die in the summer. Attractions here are the boardwalk, the many shops and restaurants, and the events scheduled all summer long like OC Bike Week and Jeep Week, along with the annual Air Show.
There is NO Shortage of things to do along the coast...
Well maintained 4-lane highway, traveling down the coast of Delaware into the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Plenty of coastal restaurants, some of the best food in the state! Coastal towns of Lewes (first city in the First State), Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, MD. Each of the towns have all the usual fare, gas stations, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, and plenty of premium beaches!
One of my favorite rides anywhere!
Nickname (optional) : Delaware Coastal Highway
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