Atlantic Coast

Starting at the Statue of Liberty and winding up at free-wheeling Key West, these almost 2,000 miles of roadway run within earshot—if not sight—of the Atlantic Ocean.


The Old Line State

Maryland, the most oddly shaped of the lower 48 states, shares the broad “DelMarVa” peninsula with Delaware and a small piece of Virginia.

The inland area along the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay, with its many inlets and tributary rivers, is filled with dozens of small colonial-era towns and fishing villages, while the Atlantic Coast is completely taken up by two very different beasts: the gloriously kitschy beach resort of Ocean City and the untrammeled wilds of Assateague Island National Seashore.

Heading inland around Assateague, the highway passes by a number of historic small towns, including Berlin and captivating Snow Hill.

Map of the Atlantic Coast through Delaware & Maryland.

Map of the Atlantic Coast through Delaware & Maryland.