Things to Do in Bethany Beach

Have you ever been looking forward to a quiet beach vacation and have been disappointed by crowds and noise? Some destinations tempt visitors with promises of a relaxed atmosphere but don't deliver. If you're looking for a quiet place along the east coast that has a reputation for serenity (and not partying) then you should investigate Bethany Beach, Delaware. This spot has the perfect combination of a relaxing environment and just enough to do if you want to stay active.

Why Bethany Beach?

Located on the Atlantic Ocean just south of Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach is known as being one of the quietest and relaxing options on the Delaware Coast. This fact doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of things to do in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Visitors can enjoy fishing, golfing, shopping, and boating - just without the noise, hassle, traffic and crowds. The Bethany Beach Boardwalk is the center of most activity.

Another reason travelers are drawn to this area is for all that is offered beyond the beach. For return visitors, one of their favorite Bethany Beach things to do is head out to the farmers' market in the morning. The charming town trolley is another feature that attracts travelers to return year after year.

Outdoor Activities

If you want to spend your whole trip with your toes dug deep in the sand, go right ahead. If on the other hand, you like to add a little adventure to your trip, take a look at a list of things to do in Bethany Beach, Delaware. Even if you think you want to simply work on your tan or read a good novel, options such as sailing, water skiing, parasailing, and crabbing might convince you otherwise.

The beach is definitely the main attraction here, and it is possible to spend your whole trip bobbing in a fishing boat or taking surfing lessons. There are, however, some outdoor activities on land that might be worth checking out. Bicycling is a popular activity here, especially for families. Golf enthusiasts will be happy to know that there are courses nearby, like the Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course and Captain Jack's Pirate Golf , and if tennis is your game, you will find local courts as well.

Fun for Kids

Just because this Delaware beach has gotten a reputation for delivering peace and quiet doesn't mean there isn't plenty of Bethany Beach things to do for kids. On a rainy day, arcades, go-karts, or museums will help pass the time. When the sun is shining, kids will happily fill their days playing basketball or volleyball, boating, or scuba diving.

After dark, there are still options for family entertainment. Popular events include concerts in the summertime. Holiday celebrations, such as the Fourth of July , are an especially fun time for families to visit Bethany Beach. And the Bethany Beach boardwalk is a perfect place to go for an evening stroll while watching the sun set.

Your Vacation Rental

With so many things to do in Bethany Beach, Delaware, you might find yourself filling each day with activities. While scuba diving and parasailing will definitely be memorable moments of your summer getaway, don't forget to also spend some relaxing time in your vacation rental. Oceanfront rentals are designed for relaxation. From private outdoor space to a spacious living room where you can enjoy some quality family time, a vacation rental will bring your summer vacation to new heights.
 

Bethany Beach Rentals Near the Ocean

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The best of both worlds! Built in 2005 on the narrow barrier island of Fenwick, this sumptuous, multi million-dollar home sits on the bay, but is located just 2 blocks from the ocean. Enjoy spectacular views of the bay. Bring your own boat or padd...

$3 mil PURPLE house, Incredible Design, one off ocean, sleeps 19

Built in 2003 and designed by an award-winning architect and newly renovated in 2013, this fabulously appointed, multimillion-dollar home features ocean views and breathtaking interior spaces. Fondly known around Bethany as “the purple house,” thi...

Newly Renovated Home With Fabulous Ocean Views, Elevator & Private Beach!

I am a Delaware Real Estate Broker who rents this home for the owners. This is a newly renovated home that is a PERFECT vacation property! You will live in luxury and the renovations will make you feel like you are vacationing in a new home from ...

Ocean Front Townhouse: Reserve Your 2014 Beach Vacation: Closed for new kitchen.

This Oceanfront townhouse, (29135 Ocean Rd Unit 17, Bethany Beach, DE 19930-3650, for mapquest and gps directions), is located in Tower Shores, known as #17 Ocean Road, Atlantic Watergate, Tower Shores, Bethany Beach, Delaware, just two and a ha...

Spectacular Oceanfront Luxury Condo - July & August Dates available

Enjoy the Panoramic Ocean Views from this Beach Front condo. Bright, Sunny & Clean. Renovated top to bottom. Just 12 steps to the elevator where you begin your short journey to the outdoor pools or the beach. Then another 180 steps to the bea...

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