Delaware's Bayshore Byway
LocationDelaware's Bayshore Byway is a scenic two-lane road that follows roads and views along the Delaware River and Bay Estuary. From New Castle to the beach resorts just outside Lewes, the byway corridor offers visitors and locals an intimate experience with the largest preserved coastal marshlands and historic river town's along the east coast. The byway covers much of the state geographically and is approximately 100 miles of travel depending on your route selection. See all sorts of wildlife and understand the importance of bird migratory flyway zones & resting areas. Most of all, discover the small natural beaches and tranquil open vistas. Visit number of smaller town's that began and continue their history with maritime commerce.
100 miles or more pending your level of interests and route. See map (include crate 4th attachment)
Approximately two to three hours (assumes no stopping)
Full Enjoyment Time
Two to three days as assumes a number of visits, camping/hotel, or walking ventures.
435 N DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
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Delaware's Bayshore Byway is a Delaware treasure - a scenic, two-lane road that follows along the Delaware River
and Bay Estuary. It offers visitors an intimate experience with the largest preserved coastal marshland on the
The byway lies entirely within the Atlantic Flyway where each spring, hundreds of thousands of migrating shorebirds can be found feeding and resting while they continue their journey to their northern breeding grounds. While in the fall, the byway corridor displays thousands of waterfowl migrating south for the winter.
Delaware's Bayshore Byway provides a rare glimpse of a simpler time where one can unwind and savor the state's pastoral scenery and conservation areas. Delaware's Coastal Heritage Byway is a road of rhythm and rhyme. It offers a connection to all that is Delaware: history, open space, fresh and saltwater marshes, small towns and large farms, rivers and the bay, lighthouses and dark skies, historic mansions and migrant shacks, and water birds and watermen.
Points of Interest
- New Castle County Courthouse
- Historic City of New Castle
- George Read II House
- Fort Delaware, Pea Patch Island
- Port Penn Interpretive Center
- Historic Town of Odessa
- Fleming's Landing
- Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
- Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
- Air Mobility Command Museum
- John Dickinson Plantation
Bayshore Architectural Tour Guide - updated 8/28/2019