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Bethany Beach

Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the bay, Bethany Beach is known as the quiet resort. The town was founded in 1901 and originally intended as a permanent yearly seaside assembly for the Christian churches in the county. Today, Bethany Beach is a year-round resort attraction offering a 5 star accommodations, shopping, dining and activities the whole family will enjoy. 

The town is bordered to the east completely by free public beaches, all guarded seasonally by professional lifeguards known as the Bethany Beach Patrol.

On the main street, also known as Garfield Parkway, you will find many shops and restaurants. Some of the favorites are Grottos Pizza, Fishers Popcorn, Candy Kitchen and the famous DB’s Fries just to name a few. Other attractions in the center of town include the Bethany Beach Bandstand which offers nightly entertainment through the summer months, the huge playground, basketball and volleyball courts and Captain Jack’s mini golf course. Bethany Beach is a quaint, family beach town and has something for everyone in your group. Stroll the boardwalk and enjoy an ice cream cone from Dickey’s or Kohr Brothers, take the little ones seashell hunting on the beautiful sandy beach, bring your blanket back after dark and enjoy a movie on the beach, cool off on a hot summer day with a margarita from Mango’s and indulge in steamed blue crabs from Mickey’s or the Blue Crab.

Bethany Beach is close in proximity to Rehoboth Beach, the Tanger Outlets, water parks, amusement rides on the Rehoboth Boardwalk and Ocean City boardwalks, championship golf courses, breweries, wineries, concerts at the Freeman Stage, night life and an array of fine dining within 30 minutes to the north or south. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit our state parks and wildlife areas. You can see wild ponies on Assateague Island and hundreds of bird species through Camp Barnes Wildlife Refuge.

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Attractions & Activities

Bethany Beach is known for its abundance of family fun activities. Mini golf, movies on the beach and live entertainment on the bandstand are just a few of the exciting attractions the town has to offer.


What are you hungry for? From boardwalk fries to blue crabs and everything in between, Bethany Beach has some amazing dining options the whole family will enjoy! Check out the local flavor.


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