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Delaware's Scenic Coastal Highway

15.3 miles: 0 hours, 19 minutes

Sand, sun and surf make Delaware’s Scenic Coastal Highway (SR 1) an unforgettable drive. Stretching between the popular beachfront destinations of Rehoboth Beach and Ocean City, Md., this route on southeastern Delaware’s seashore traverses narrow spits of land dividing the Atlantic Ocean from protected inland bays.


Water shimmers in the sunshine as travelers drive Delaware’s Scenic Coastal Highway (SR 1), with bird-filled salt marshes on one side of the road and the pounding Atlantic surf on the other. Resort hotels, vacation homes and quiet coastal towns alternate with state parks that preserve sweeping tracts of undeveloped, white-sand beaches.


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