Ready to spend your Labor Day weekend relaxing at the Delaware beaches? Here are some helpful travel tips to assist in planning ahead. Leaving plenty of time to enjoy time with friends and family.
∙ Learn more about Delaware Beaches including things to do, places to stay and where to dine in Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. Each beach has its own vacation style from bayside breezes to coastal charm. Pick your favorite!
∙ Discover the best sunrise and sunset spots at the beach.
∙ Or serve up some local flavor at your end of summer BBQ by offering local wine and beer from the locations on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
∙ Take a break from the beach and discover outdoor adventure on the coast.
∙ Enjoy kid approved things to do from amusement rides to water parks.
Best times to travel the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on your way to the beach:
-- Friday before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
-- Saturday before 7:00 a.m. and after 5:00 p.m.
-- Sunday before 10:00 a.m. and afar 10:00 p.m.
-- Labor Day Monday before 10:00 a.m. and after 10:00 p.m.
∙ Searching for beach travel tips? We've compiled a tips for travelers. We also suggest downloading the DelDOT App for traffic information on either the Android or iPhone for free. If you’re on a desktop computer, you can view an interactive traffic map on their main website.
∙ Take a break from the road. The Cape May Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beach area. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger reservations are highly recommended.
∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. The Jolly Trolley will be running till Labor Day weekend on the following schedule: Saturdays & Sundays (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.); Weekdays (8:30 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.). Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.
∙ The state’s bus service, DART First State, has a Beach Connection bus (Route 305) that runs from Wilmington and cities in between to Rehoboth Beach and back on Friday nights, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Cost is $19.20 one way. The Route 305 bus connects with the state’s beach-wide Resort Transit service (see below) at the Rehoboth Park & Ride lot. Travel Tip: Note that seating is limited, with no reserved seating.
∙ Please check with the individual beach towns or chambers of commerce for details about parking, pets on the beach, beach rules and regulations, etc.
∙ Create a ParkMobile account ahead time to pay for parking at the beaches.