Although not a municipality, the unincorporated group of communities that form North Bethany, between Bethany Beach, Delaware to the south and the Indian River Inlet to the north, has become a distinctive region in its own right. The home of the most exclusive properties in The Quiet Resorts, North Bethany is famous for miles of private beaches and modern, oceanfront luxury homes. Starting more than 30 years ago with the oceanside communities of Sussex Shores to the south and Tower Shores to the north, plus Cotton Patch on the bayside, North Bethany now spans both sides of Route 1, offering ocean and bay water recreation. Residents and vacationers in North Bethany also make good use of the wide shoulders and bicycle paths of Route 1 for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. Spread throughout developments like Bayberry Dunes, Gull’s Nest, Ocean Ridge, The Preserve, Pelican’s Pouch, the breathtaking single-family homes and townhomes in North Bethany are as spectacular as the natural surroundings. Many of the luxurious homes take full advantage of the awesome ocean and bay views with large, expansive windows on several sides. Besides swimming, the main watersports in the ocean include surf fishing, kayaking, sailing and surfing.