Bethany Beach, DE, USA

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Bethany Beach, DE, USA

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Unwind at Your Dream Bethany Beach Vacation Home

You can have a spectacular and memorable beach vacation in southern Delaware with a stay in a lovely Bethany Beach vacation rental. Bethany Beach is a charming community with a small town feel that is popular as a vacation destination on the East Coast. With a stay in your Bethany Beach vacation home, you can enjoy the best combination of sun, surf and relaxation throughout your trip while also relaxing in the home-like comforts of your rental. Accommodations vary, but you may enjoy amenities like a hot tub, a balcony overlooking the ocean, a barbecue grill and more to make your stay as relaxing and convenient as possible.


Many Bethany Beach vacation homes are located on the beach or within walking distance of the beach, and this means that you will be just steps from the sand and water that you came to the area to enjoy. Beach activities such as sunbathing, splashing in the waves, flying kites and more are popular activities here, and you can also take excursion tours for deep sea fishing, sailing and other activities suitable for adventurous travelers. In addition to the Bethany Beach area, there are other beaches located up and down the Delaware coastline that you can explore when you need a change of scenery, such as Lewes Beach, Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Seashore State Park and Dewey Beach.


While you can spend several hours each day at the beach enjoying the warm sunshine and salty surf, you may need a break from the beach from time to time. There is much to enjoy away from the beach while you stay in your Delaware vacation home. For example, explore scenic beauty of the area at the popular Bethany Beach Nature Center, or head to Captain Jack's Pirate Golf for some family fun. You can take a tour of the famous Bear Trap Dunes or walk across the beach boardwalk and promenade. There are also several spas, bike rental shops and art galleries that you can explore at your leisure.


Because the state does not have a sales tax, many who come to Delaware have plans to do some shopping. With the state's small size, it is easy to get around the area to explore different shopping malls. For example, there are three Tanger Outlet Malls in the state, including one just a short drive north near Dewey Beach. There are also popular indoor malls, such as the premier Christiana Mall, which is known for its premier shops and boutiques.


The weather in the Bethany Beach area is typically rather mild despite the northern location because of the coastal breeze effect. Summers are generally mild or warm and humid, providing you with wonderful beach weather to enjoy many days of the season. Spring and fall months are transitional, but there are many warm days to enjoy the beach during these seasons as well. The winter months are typically chilly, and snowfall is expected during the height of the season. The wettest months for rain precipitation are during the late summer to early fall months.

How to Get There

If you have plans to fly into the area on your way to Bethany Beach, the nearest major airports are in Baltimore and Maryland. The Bethany Beach area is not home to a regional or local airport. If your travel plans include a car trip to Bethany Beach, you can travel via Interstate 95 through Newark until it connects with Highway 1. Highway 1 passes directly through Bethany Beach.

Attractions In and Around Bethany Beach

Looking for things to do while you’re in Bethany Beach? Take the kids and check out Captain Jack's Pirate Golf, Thunder Lagoon Waterpark and Golf Down Under. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Bethany Beach or experience the natural beauty of Bethany Beach Nature Center.

You can take a shopping trip to Ocean City Square Shopping Center, Gold Coast Mall and Ocean Plaza Mall Shopping Center. Activities around the area include The Salt Pond Golf Club, Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club and Baywood Greens. Also while in town, consider a visit to Chief Little Owl Totem Pole and Town Museum.