South Bethany Delaware is one of the “Quiet Resorts” along with Fenwick Island and Bethany Beach. South Bethany is almost like two different towns. Split down the middle by Route 1, oceanfront homes teeter in front of the dunes on the ocean side while canal front homes offer boaters access to the Assawoman Bay and wooded lots provide shade on the other side. Ocean Drive is the “main drag” that runs parallel to the ocean beach – a great place for walking, jogging, rollerblading, biking, and pushing strollers and baby carriages. On the Bayside, the canals offer great boating opportunities and most rental houses are on the canals and have docks right on the canal at your back door. The canals lead to the Little Assawoman Bay for boating, crabbing, fishing, waterskiing, and windsurfing. The canals also lead to the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge and to the Assawoman Canal – great places for paddling or just quietly drifting along and watching deer, foxes, osprey, eagles, and lots of other wildlife.