The Cape May-Lewes Ferry arrives on an icy bay with a beautiful red sky and sunset in the background

Where To Capture a Winter Sunset

Get The Shot: Winter Sunsets

Stunning sunsets and the Delaware Bay go hand in hand, and - despite the cold weather - winter offers some incredible opportunities to snap a postcard worthy photo of your own. Whether you're using the latest and greatest DSLR, or pulling your phone out of your pocket and snapping away, here are some locations you can check out to get the shot! 

In Cape May

After the clocks fall back on November 1, there isn't a regularly scheduled crossing departing from Cape May that will allow you to catch the sunset from aboard the vessel. However, you can catch an amazing sunset with your feet firmly on the sand right down the road from the Cape May terminal at Douglass Park. To get there, simply pass the Ferry terminal entrance on Lincoln Blvd until it comes to a T with Beach Drive in North Cape May. From there, hang a left onto Beach Drive and head into Douglass Park, where you can catch stunning sunsets from the jetty where the Delaware Bay flows into the Cape May Canal.

Sunset from Douglass Park in North Cape May, NJ

Aboard the Vessels

After the clocks fall back, the 4:15pm departure from Lewes is the go-to for sunsets during the winter months. Bring your camera, a warm jacket, and head out to the exterior decks to snap some incredible photos as the sun falls behind the horizon.

Sunset over the Delaware Bay from the Cape May - Lewes Ferry

In Lewes

Pull up a table at Grain On the Rocks, where you can watch the Ferry depart and the sun set over the Bay with a drink in hand.  Head to Cape Henlopen State Park, just down the road from the Lewes terminal. With plenty of beach access and a number of different spots to choose from, there are plenty of ways to find a space for your own private sunset show!

Delaware Sunset

Ready to Sail Off Into the Sunset?