Dewey  Beach at Sunrise

Beach Travel Tips

Travel planning should be all about deciding on what fun things you will do, and what great food you will eat! Let us help ease the not-so-fun parts of travel planning with these travel tips for the Delaware Beaches. 

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Cape May - Lewes Ferry
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  • Helpful travel tips : Choose a midweek check-in or travel before Friday evening.

    Consider visiting during the spring and fall months where the sun still shines bright, and the traffic slows down a bit.

  • Take the Scenic Route : For a view of the Atlantic, catch a ride aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry for a 90-minute ride from New Jersey to the Delaware beaches. Bring your car or travel on foot.

    For trips south of the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach areas, US 13 or US 113 are alternatives to DE Route 1.

    Shorten the drive by parking at DART First State’s Lewes Transit Center and catch DART Beach Bus Service. Feel free to bring your bike as all Beach buses are equipped with bike racks.
  • Check for Updates : Download DelDOT’s free app, tune in to WTMC 1380 AM, or follow DelDoT on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute traffic information from DelDOT.

    Review the latest travel advisory for what to expect when arriving in Delaware.
  • Parking Tips : Day trippers and visitors should download the Parkmobile app for coin-free parking at metered spaces. Insider tip: In Dewey Beach take advantage of free parking from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
  • Finding a place on the beach : Everyone loves the perfect spot on the sand. Find yours in the morning and enjoy that gorgeous view. For more space on the sand in Rehoboth Beach, try strolling a little north or south of Rehoboth Avenue.
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