Nestled on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach is the perfect summer vacation destination for beach lovers. Quiet and serene, it's smaller than most of the other beach resort towns, making it perfect for reflection or family vacations without the riffraff. Discover the area's natural beauty, family-friendly resorts, shopping and dining options as you plan your itinerary.
Bethany Beach has plenty of options for different types of beach-goers. The entire length of the beach is lined with boardwalk-backed beach, making transportation to the quieter or busier portions of the town quick and easy. This makes it convenient to find a volleyball court, a pickup game of Frisbee or the best place to tan and relax. Go for a surf at nearby Fenwick Island State Park or head just a little ways north to see some of the area's nature and wildlife. Finish off your evening with a gourmet seafood meal served with fresh catches straight out of the Atlantic.
Stay right on the water in Bethany Beach with an array of resorts and other family-friendly hotel options. The town also has many adult-only hotels and bed and breakfasts that are perfect for a romantic getaway or anniversary. You can also venture inland to find cheaper rates, or north and south to find more or less crowded areas depending on your tastes.
Bethany Beach is somewhat isolated, so travel isn't always easy. If you need to fly in, Baltimore/Washington Airport is the closest major airport, 120 miles from Bethany Beach and Philadelphia is 135 miles north of the city. Dover is the nearest larger city, 60 miles north of Bethany Beach.