Bethany Beach Attractions

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  • Tony J
    New Jersey4,081 contributions
    I love this beach because it is not as built up or crowded as Rehoboth beach. It is a quieter smaller beach town with less retail space and restaurants than Rehoboth Beach. There are a few nice shops to purchase gifts for children and adults. There are also some good restaurants in town, some (about 5) of which I have already reviewed favorably with at least 4 stars. The boardwalk is only a half mile long and 12 feet wide, which is much shorter and smaller than Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk, which is longer and wider. This town seems more family friendly. The beach here is also very nice. I love to walk the boardwalk or the beach here.

    The town has about 1,000 residents, however, during the summer months some 15,000 more populate the town as vacationers. My only complaint here is the lack of adequate parking during the summer season from May 15 through September 14. I enjoy the September 14 through May 14 Fall through Winter season, which is less crowded.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • Robert G
    28 contributions
    Bethany Beach is a nice town, has a lot of shops and restaurants. Beach is very nice! Lot's of fun😎
    Written 14 July 2022
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  • Jim Deere
    Center Valley, PA373 contributions
    We stayed local and could see the bridge at night with all her lights shinning bright. We were able to walk underneath and check out the Indian River Inlet and the beaches. What a beautiful bridge and a marvel of technology. We are lucky to have it.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Janey
    Seaford, DE26 contributions
    this library is so user friendly, the staff goes out of their way to be helpful. They are quite knowledgeable about the area and can get most any book you require.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Lynn S
    Lancaster, PA2 contributions
    It was a cloudy day in Bethany so we decided to check this place out. It is a very nice nature walk but don't expect to spend more than an hour. We took our well-behaved dog and we saw several others.

    The nature walk is 1/8 mile to the middle of the wetlands and back on a trail and boardwalk. There were some lookout spots where we saw a few ospreys on their nest.

    The teens went inside the nature center and saw turtles and bugs. They talked to the employees who were very nice. There was no cost for anything we did.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • denmiller2003
    Ocean City, MD574 contributions
    A visit to the Delaware beaches must include a stop in Bethany Beach. Day or night is exciting and entertaining in its own way. We love to stroll "The Boards" at night. There is always something of interest happening in this beautifully maintained and safe community. The beach is nice. The boardwalk is an interesting place to stroll with a variety of shops and eateries. ( We love Mango's!) Don't miss visiting this wonderful beach town when in the area.
    Written 8 July 2017
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  • Mary Parker
    Lexington, KY11 contributions
    We visit Bethany every year and always make it a point to play some putt putt at Captain Jacks. After many years of visiting, the course is looking pretty worn and tired. The course is pretty expensive for a single round, but it is definitely worth a visit just for fun!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • DeeInDE
    Selbyville, DE172 contributions
    What a sweet bookstore! Lovingly taken care of and full of great finds, so be sure you have some time to browse. Staff is wonderful, helpful and friendly.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • astaloo
    Lancaster, PA34 contributions
    We rented 3 bikes for a week. Was happy that we reserved them ahead of time because we got a call the morning we were to pick them up (we were a little late getting there) to make sure we were coming! Was nice to know that we didn't have to worry about not having any available. Bikes were in good repair and the location is easily accessible.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Stephanie H
    Middletown, DE49 contributions
    They were great with my 12 year old. The atmosphere was very relaxing. I am so glad trip advisor recommended this place. It was a nice treat to have a mother daughter day!
    Written 6 August 2016
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  • tinamariekline
    3 contributions
    Good games. Some retro and vintage games as well. My grandson loves driving the cars. The prizes are junky imo but my grands love them. Kids....as long as they're happy.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • explore_2011
    Philadelphia, PA92 contributions
    We rent often (and used to own) at this resort. There are a range of properties available for rent through a realty company or on hosted sites like VRBO. We love the shuttle to the beach, two pools and diversions for kids. The grounds are well maintained and get you away from the crowds and bustle of the boardwalk.
    Written 19 September 2018
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  • Normagi N
    Dover, DE56 contributions
    The spa is relaxing, the staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Loved the mimosas and light snacks. The massage therapist was knowledgeable and did a wonderful job.
    Written 4 March 2019
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  • maizymouse
    Baltimore, MD18 contributions
    It was super fun playing an Executive course. I had never played on one. The issue is, we are a two player team. We had to wait a very long time for the foresome before us and we played an Executive course and it took over 4 HOURS! It is not the fault of the course, but I would rather play an 18 hole regular course and not be on top of the other people.
    Written 21 June 2021
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  • Ann
    3 contributions
    Kurt the owner is so nice, helpful, and very knowledgeable!
    We bought 2 bikes from the Bethany shop, after
    renting them. The Interceptor is a great beach cruiser. Kurt explained how to use the bikes very thoroughly.
    My husband and I have had so much
    fun exploring the Delmarva area on our bikes. The
    petal assist is great when you are going against the
    wind! I highly recommend Pedego Bike Shop in Bethany Beach and Ocean City.
    Written 26 May 2022
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