The biggest obstacle about getting to the beach has always been transportation,which is only compounded if, like me, you don’t a car. Renting is cost prohibitive, especially if you don’t use it much once you’re there.
If you can’t catch a ride with a friend, the easiest solution is the beach bus run by DC2NY, which is more often found shuttling travelers up and down I-95.
Starting Memorial Day weekend, the company will ferry beachgoers from Dupont Circle and Union Station to stops at Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. You can leave Friday at 5:30 p.m. or Saturday at 7:30 a.m., and head back at 7:30 on Saturday or Sunday nights — and 7:30 on Mondays of long holiday weekends (May 28, July 9, Sept. 3). The cost is $39 each way, which includes water, wi-fi and the all-important electrical outlet.
And for more ideas about what to do when you actually get to the beach, check out next Friday’s Weekend section.