Friday, January 27, 2012

Cape Henlopen and Lewes Beach, Delaware

On Dec 22-23rd hubby and I took a quickie trip to the Delaware Shore. We had been having some nice weather and we thought an overnight at the beach would be a great early Christmas celebration.



Whitetail deer seen across the street from the Cape Henlopen's nature center.



Our first stop on the 22nd was at the Cape Henlopen State Park, it is a great place for birding and has a beautiful beach. The Fort Miles is also part of the park and you can visit the old fort and lookout towers.


This is the beach on the Delaware Bay side of the point at Cape Henlopen Park. We walked the loop trail along the beach on the bayside to the point and around the point to the Atlantic beach and then to the trail back to the parking lot. Except for a few people fishing and a couple of horseback riders we had the beach to ourselves.



After leaving the Cape Henlopen Park we continued along the Rt 1 Hwy toward the beaches. We did not make reservations but at this time of year and all the hotels along the beaches we did not think we would have a problem finding a room for the night. The Best Western was located right on the Coastal Hwy and we were always happy with the Best Western hotels in other places we visited.  I have to mention the Best Western had a great price and a nice room for our night stay.

 Above is the beach at Lewes, Delaware just a short walk from our Best Western hotel.


From our room which had a nice view of the bayside, just off of the coastal highway. We had a delicious dinner at a local Lewes restaurant called The Port. Very good food, the cream of crab soup was delicious.




Just down the Coastal Hwy is the Indian River Inlet it is very popular spot for fishing and a favorite spot for birders. We were able to park and take a walk along the Indian River to where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

To see more beautiful and scenic shot click on my link Scenic Sunday.  I hope you enjoyed my post on the Delaware beaches. Thanks to the Holleys for hosting Scenic Sunday and thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend.


28 comments:

  1. You must have enjoyed your trip very well.

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  2. such a beautiful scenic getaway. Nice to do spontaneous things like that together; what a view!

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  3. That sure is a nice present to yourselves.

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  4. Wonderful photos and very nice place!!!
    I Know this place from cinema:)
    Many kisses

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  5. You do the same. Looks like a beautiful visit. Love the deer shot. I love random road trips:)

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  6. Awesome photos! Anything with the beach and the sky, I love. :)

    Now a follower of your blog. Thanks for visiting mine. :)

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  7. What a lovely place to get away to. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Have a great day!

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  8. I wished I could walk along the beach, it looks so beautiful !

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  9. Beautiful pictures, the cloudy sky made it look so quiet and peaceful

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  10. Empty winter beaches always look so appealing! What a great get away

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  11. Your captures are beautiful, wonderful shots of nature and calm.

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  12. Lovely scenery :)

    Have a great week ahead, Eileen

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

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  13. I was just going to say the same as overtiredmum.
    wrapped up warm having a walk on the beach.

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  14. What a beautiful place! Love all the photos.

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  15. Beautiful series of captures, Eileen. The deer is wonderful, but my fave is the third photo with the overcast sky.

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  16. superbe serie, avec une grande preference pour la premiere qui est magnifique

    Publicity ;o) Every Friday (and the Weekend), The Challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

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  17. Thank you for your visit and any comments left on our blog. We also love your photos.
    Céline & Philippe

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  18. I just went to Island Beach State Park, NJ for the day this week. Your header looks like my photos too!

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  19. It had never occurred to «Louis» that one might find deer near the seashore! He has always associated them with hill or mountain country.

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  20. It looks like a great place to visit. I love beaches without too many people on them!

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  21. Rileen,

    You live in Maryland Right? My retired teacher too, your deer photo reminds me of her telling that deers come to her gardem.

    I will take some cliff photos for you. I live 5 minutes to the beach. When I take photos, I remember the difficult memes and forget the beauty of the rest,

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  22. Looks like a great place to visit. Love the deer photo!

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  23. Just beautiful views you have treated us with this week, thanks for sharing with SWF and thanks for your kind comments on my post

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  24. Pictures were great, very enjoyable!

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  25. The photo at the beach is lovely! Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend! :D

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  26. Lovely getaway! When we were still working (years and years ago ;>)..we loved our little getaways -- sometimes better than a long vacation.

    Your pix make me want to make another trip "up North" as they say around here.

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