Bethany Beach, DE, USA

Bethany Beach, DE, USA

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Lots to do under the boardwalk and down by the sea

This charming oceanfront town on Delaware's coast is a popular destination for summer travelers, thanks to its wide, sandy beaches, its crashing waves, and its sprawling boardwalk full of shops, restaurants, and rides. Explore the coast from the comfort of your sunlounger, or head to one of the nearby national parks for a hike among the dunes. Opt for a charming Bethany Beach vacation rental just steps from the shoreline, and you'll happily spend your days sunbathing, playing in the sand, and splashing in the waves.

Birds in the sky and birdies on the green

There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Bethany Beach, whether you prefer a coastal bike ride, a deep sea fishing tour, or a sailing excursion on a private boat. Take the kids out for a round of mini golf at Captain Jack's Pirate Golf, or set a more serious tee time at the Bear Trap Dunes golf club. Birdwatching is also a popular activity in and around Bethany Beach, whether you're down by the coast or in the comfort of the front porch of your Bethany Beach vacation rental.

History abounds all around The First State

For a break from the beach, head to the Bethany Beach Nature Center and take a bike ride on the park's shady paths. History buffs interested in the region's past should pop into the Town Hall for a walk through the Bethany Beach History Museum, or head to the nearby towns to visit the the Anna Hazzard Museum and the the Cannonball House Museum, both dating back to the mid-1800s. The Discoveries From the Sea Museum in Fenwick Island may also be of interest, along with the nearby Fenwick Island Lighthouse, built in 1858.

Summers are made for beach babies in Bethany

Thanks to the coastal breeze effect, Bethany Beach celebrates mild weather for much of the year, with the rare exception of the winter months. Summers, however, are when this beach town thrives, thanks to mild, humid weather made for lounging on the beach. Expect large crowds, especially in July and August. Spring and fall months are both transitional, with slightly unpredictable weather, though more than a few warm-weather beach days are scattered in between the chill. Late summer through early fall can be wet and a bit gray, while snow may fall from January through March.

Bethany is for bathers, and the parks are for the birds

Bethany Beach is popular for its wide, sandy beach, but other wetlands include a canal and a large salt pond. The town neighbors miles of other beautiful beaches well worth exploring from your Bethany Beach vacation rental. To the north, you'll find the barrier island of Delaware Seashore State Park, and the Fenwick Island State Park sits to the south, with rolling dunes and a popular surf spot. The nearby Holts Landing State Park has miles of shoreline to itself, as well as fields and forests, all of which attract stunning birdlife, from herons to osprey.