There is nothing like summer if you living in Bucks County and Philadelphia. Being so close to numerous beaches, trips down to the shore become incredibly frequent. Here are some of our favorite beaches that are easily within driving distance of Bucks County and Philadelphia. Please note that the miles and time of travel are based on our Fairless Hills location in Lower Bucks County.
Here are the 12 best shore points to drive to from our Fairless Hills location
John’s Driving School is not affiliated with any of the locations below.
89 Miles – 1 Hr 30 Minutes
Known for its casinos, boardwalks, and beaches, Atlantic City (A.C.) has been a hallmark of the Jersey beaches since the late 1800s. Around 1900, the town experienced a massive boom which led to the commercial town of Atlantic City that people know and love today.
120 Miles – 2 Hrs
Cape May offers a unique Jersey Shore experience. Due to a large number of victorian style houses, Cape May has actually been declared a National Historic Landmark, going officially by the Cape May Historic District.
90 Miles – 1 Hr 40 Minutes
Ocean City is known as the family beach of Jersey. This is because the town was first founded by Methodists in the early 19th century. The Methodists envisioned Ocean City as the Christian beach of New Jersey. As such, Ocean City hasn’t allowed the sale of alcohol since 1909. It’s widely known as the best family beach.
118 Miles – 2 Hrs
Wildwood’s beaches stretch nearly 5 miles on the coast of New Jersey and offer incredibly spacious areas. Wildwood beaches are completely free which is harder to come by. Wildwood also offers a great boardwalk with fantastic rides to enjoy in the evenings.
63 miles – 1 Hr 20 Minutes
LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.
88 miles – 1 Hr
Orchard Beach is one of the few public beaches in New York. Orchard beach offers nearly 1.2 miles of beach and a shopping area boasting amazing food and shops.
70 miles – 1 Hr 25 Minutes
Coney Island is an entertainment area in the southwestern section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It’s a peninsular island off the coast of New York and is a great adventure for a weekend getaway.
70 miles – 1 Hr 20 Minutes
Manhattan Beach is a residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, by Sheepshead Bay on the north, and Brighton Beach to the west. It has all you would want and need walking around downtown to have breakfast, lunch, dinner, shopping, dessert, walk along the strand, pier, aquarium at the end of the pier, watch sunrise/sunset, dolphin/seal lion watching from the pier, bike path.
80 miles – 1 Hr 50 Minutes
A vast, sandy beach and 5.5-mile boardwalk draw throngs of families to Rockaway Beach in summer for swimming, sunbathing, and sports like volleyball and skateboarding. Seasonal vendors sell pizza, arepas, and Italian ice, and bars have lively patios. Surfers catch year-round breaks all along the coast.
150 Miles – 2 Hrs 45 Minutes
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, is an Atlantic Coast town. Fronting the beach is a boardwalk lined with restaurants, shops, hotels, and amusements. Rehoboth is known for its award-winning boardwalk, awesome hotels, specialty stores, amusements, beautiful homes, tax-free shopping, and some of the finest restaurants anywhere.
160 Miles – 3 Hrs
Bethany Beach is a small coastal town in Delaware. It’s known for its wide, boardwalk-backed beach. To the south, Fenwick Island State Park has dunes and a surf area. Bethany also has a terrific dining scene making it perfect for all, families included.
150 Miles – 2 Hrs 40 Minutes
Dewey Beach is an incorporated coastal town in eastern Sussex County, Delaware, United States. Of the Delaware beaches, Dewey Beach is known for its nightlife and public events, including live music and festivals.