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Old 03-07-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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I know it will take a few hours to drive to any beach (sob!!) but which would be the closest? (I do mean near the ocean, not a bay.) Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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If you want an ocean beach, it all comes down to which beach is closest to the bridge (since everyone has to cross it before you get over to Delmarva). I think Rehoboth is probably the shortest distance from the bridge, but check the map. It's possible there's a direct route to Bethany that would make it even closer.
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Old 03-07-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Delaware's Cape Henlopen State Park:

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, Delaware

Rehoboth is about the same distance-wise, but to get there, you will be stuck in traffic for a while on DE Route 1, and then you have to worry about finding a place to park in Rehoboth (not fun).
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Yeah the main beaches that folks in this area flock to are Dewey and Rehoboth beaches. I went to Rehoboth for the first time last Labor day and had a blast. Plenty of folks from the DC area over there in the summer.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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I know it will take a few hours to drive to any beach (sob!!) but which would be the closest? (I do mean near the ocean, not a bay.) Thanks!

Two hours and forty five minues to Rehobeth -- done it a million times. On a Saturday it is a nightmare -- the bridge and then the Route 1 crawl.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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I'd do a cost-benefit analysis. Maybe its faster and cheaper to fly to a beach.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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I'd do a cost-benefit analysis. Maybe its faster and cheaper to fly to a beach.
I wouldn't go that far. Its just a tank of gas. From my understanding you have to get up early. I got up pretty early when I went to Rehoboth Labor day weekend and didn't encounter any traffic until I got into Rehoboth.
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:50 PM
 
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Two hours and forty five minues to Rehobeth -- done it a million times. On a Saturday it is a nightmare -- the bridge and then the Route 1 crawl.
I've never had a problem if I leave by 6AM.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I haven't been in awhile, but isn't Va. Beach only about 3 hrs.?
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:15 PM
 
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Only! I grew up 1/2 hour from the beach so this is a hard concept to get used to. =D
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