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Live that small-town seaside vacation dream at Bethany Beach

Got a picture in your mind's eye of that classic, all-American, laid-back beach resort? Fresh seafood eateries, cold sodas, and ice creams on the sand? Saltwater taffy by the bandstand? Chances are you're thinking of somewhere like Bethany Beach. With its cute boardwalk and clean beaches, it's one for all ages, whether you're looking to hit the surf or take in a concert at the bandstand. Bethany Beach vacation rentals tend to be popular for big family meet-ups, but they're perfect for more intimate getaways too, and you might even end up with a stretch of private beach to yourself.

Things to do

Big bands and big bangs in Bethany Beach

The bandstand is the place to be on an evening, with events most weekends, and regular offerings for kids, too. In high season, the beach itself becomes an entertainment venue, with film screenings and weekly bonfires. And Bethany Beach vacation rentals might have a reputation for being delightfully tranquil, but it won't feel that way if you're around for the town's legendary Fourth of July fireworks and parade. Further afield, you could take in outdoor activities at the nearby state parks, amusements at Rehoboth or nightlife at Dewey.

Activities

When it comes to activities at Bethany Beach, the clue's in the name

Bethany Beach vacation rentals are all about getting the sand between your toes. Much more chilled out than nearby Ocean City, the action still tends to be focused around the beach and the boardwalk. When you've had enough sun, you can cool off with a dip in the ocean or an afternoon's surfing or paddleboarding, and the fishing's among the best in the area, too. There's also golf of both the full-size and mini varieties, and you can top it all off with fresh crab at one of the town's wide range of restaurants.

Weather

Bethany Beach is about more than just the summer sun

As a beach destination, a lot of the action is centered around those sunny summer months, and most of the town's events and concerts tend to take place in the high season. But don't discount Bethany Beach vacation rentals in fall and winter. The shops and restaurants will still be open, and activities like surfing, golf, and fishing are all there for you year-round. Out of season, you might also find yourself rubbing shoulders with the locals, who tend to stay away from the center of town during the bustle of high summer.

Natural features

Plenty of fish in the sea at Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach is set right on the Atlantic Ocean, and it won't be long before you're helping yourself to some of its bounty. Families can go crabbing, while serious sport fishermen can take offshore trips in search of marlin or tuna. The Delaware beach resorts are set among tranquil farmland, and if you're looking to get even closer to nature, there are some great state parks nearby. Fenwick Island State Park is just south of Bethany Beach, offering hiking, kayaking, and horse riding, while Bombay Hook National Wildlife refuge to the north is famed for its birdlife.

Where to stay around Bethany Beach Boardwalk?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,409 vacation rentals near Bethany Beach Boardwalk. From 844 Houses to 1,932 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the Bethany Beach Boardwalk area.

What is the best area to stay near Bethany Beach Boardwalk?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend near Bethany Beach Boardwalk:

  • Midtown Ocean City: 1,905 vacation rentals
  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 1,005 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,188 vacation rentals
  • Broadkill Beach: 71 vacation rentals
  • Lewes Beach: 3,248 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I rent Houses near Bethany Beach Boardwalk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 844 Houses near Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Our other popular types of vacation rentals near Bethany Beach Boardwalk include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,932 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 543 rentals available
  • Cottages: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool near Bethany Beach Boardwalk?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,247 rentals with pool available near Bethany Beach Boardwalk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Can I book a vacation rental directly online or instantly near Bethany Beach Boardwalk?

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