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Bethany Beach Home
4 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 14 4 14 7 night min stay
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 14
4 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 14
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"It was more then we expected, it was comfy, clean & serene. If you need to get away with family this was pardise, being with the family or finding the right nook to be alone. It was all we've been talking about since. My child with Autism doesn't usually..."
- Roberta Bellamy, Philadelphia, Pa
(3) Excellent (3 reviews)
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Bethany Beach Home
6 BR / 4.5 BA / Sleeps 17 6 17 Min stay varies
Home / 6 Bedrooms / Sleeps 17
6 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms Sleeps 17
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This property was ideal for our family reunion including 15 people. We had seceral children and they loved the bunk beds. The layout of the house was ideal as we all had our own rooms and bathrooms. The home is in excellent condition, it's convenient..."
- Heidi Ross Boan, Hunt Valley, MD
(10) Excellent (10 reviews)
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Bethany Beach Home
4 BR / 3 BA / Sleeps 12 4 12 Min stay varies
Home / 4 Bedrooms / Sleeps 12
4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms Sleeps 12
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"We had a family of 9 with plenty of room for more. 4 of us could shower at once which was very convenient. It was the cleanest beach house ive ever stayed at and had everything needed including parking passes. The beach, boardwalk shops, restaurants,..."
- Clinton Harakal, Reading, PA
(8) Excellent (8 reviews)
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Bethany Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 3 night min stay
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"A little dated but plenty of space and price was right"
- Karen Coykendall, Rochester NY
(21) Excellent (21 reviews)
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Bethany Beach Home
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 7 night min stay
Home / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
Dishwasher • Microwave • TV (Antenna)
"The two bedroom, two bath, full kitchen, extended deck and front porch were cool (central air conditioning, ceiling fans), clean and tastefully decorated in a mermaid theme. Two flights of stairs led up to home entry. The bright well kept space was..."
- Dianne Hayes, New Jersey
(1) Excellent (1 review)
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Bethany Beach Condo
2 BR / 2 BA / Sleeps 6 2 6 Min stay varies
Condo / 2 Bedrooms / Sleeps 6
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Sleeps 6
High Speed Internet • Dishwasher • Microwave
"This was our second time at this condo and we LOVED it again! The location is terrific. Lots of pools, great view of the beach from the balcony, an easy walk to downtown Bethany, and LOTS of family friendly activities. The owners are the best and ..."
- Gail H Jones, Westminster MD USA
(5) Excellent (5 reviews)
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About Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, Delaware Travel Tips

Known as one of Delaware’s Quiet Resorts, Bethany Beach offers a relaxed atmosphere and a long stretch of peaceful waterfront. With a classic boardwalk, a sandy beach, and plenty of space to kick back, this summertime destination has everything you want in a laid-back beach getaway.

A Short History of Bethany Beach

A relatively new community, Bethany Beach was settled at the turn of the 20th century as a sort of adults-only summer camp with Christian roots. Because its location was remote and transportation was difficult in the town’s early years, Bethany Beach remained quiet through about 1950. Amenities like a boardwalk, tennis court, and roads attracted new residents and visitors, and the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 1952 opened the doors to countless tourists. Beginning in the 1960s, resorts, high-rise condominiums and vacation homes rose in earnest, making this quiet beach spot the resort town it is today.

What Bethany Beach Does Best

Swimming, water sports, and relaxation are the name of the game in Bethany Beach. Take a dip, go for a sail, and pamper yourself at the spa before taking a catnap in the late afternoon sun.

Take a Swim

Swimming along the shores of Bethany Beach is one of the most popular summer pastimes here. With pristine waters and lifeguards on duty, this family friendly beach is always safe and clean. A lack of development surrounding the beach keeps it much quieter than neighboring beaches, but the Bethany Beach Boardwalk provides essentials like souvenirs, snacks, junk food, and clothing within a compact half-mile stretch. 

There’s great fishing to be had off the shores of Bethany Beach, too, and both locals and tourists love surf fishing right from the beach. For deep water fishing, look no further than nearby Delaware Seashore State Park, where visitors can charter boats with experienced guides.

Go Sailing

Sailboarding and kitesurfing are ideal here, thanks to the shallow waters off Bethany Beach. Sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking are also popular, and it’s easy to rent gear right at the beach. Surfers will find plenty of waves at designated surfing beaches, and visitors can sign up for lessons at the Bethany Surf Shop. If motorized watersports are more your speed, book a parasailing excursion on one of the nearby beaches.

Relax at the Spa

You’ll feel as good as new after a massage, facial, or detox at one of the local spas. Treat yourself to a manicure and pedicure or make a day of it and book a body treatment.  

For a healthy snack after your trip to the spa, make a trip to the Bethany Beach Farmers Market. Open on Sundays throughout the summer, the market hosts numerous local vendors selling everything from mushrooms to produce to flowers.

Whatever you choose to do in Bethany Beach, you’ll enjoy valuable quiet time away from the distractions of city life. Whether you take a spa day or a beach day, you’ll leave this beach town feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Bethany Beach, DE, is a small seaside town that attracts tourists who are in search of a calming and attractive escape. The town’s relaxed pace is perfect for otherwise busy families who want to enjoy nature and the company of their loved ones. To achieve a stress-free vacation, families will want to avoid hotels in favor of vacation rentals. Bethany Beach hotels can’t offer families the space or privacy that comes from a rental. When looking for Bethany Beach rentals, let Vacation Home Rentals be your go-to online source. Check out our list of Bethany Beach vacation rentals: These for-rent-by-owner properties are in excellent condition and priced to help vacationers save money. To further ensure a relaxing trip, there are several more useful tips to follow. Bethany Beach can get crowded at certain times of the year, which can make parking difficult. Families will want to consider Bethany Beach condo rentals that are within walking distance of the beach or other attractions. Alternate transportation, such as biking or taking the local trolley, is also a viable option. Trolley services in the area run from Memorial Day into September.


The beach is the obvious draw for people who are vacationing and staying in Bethany Beach rentals. Oceanfront rental properties are ideal for tourists who plan to spend a good deal of their time at the beach and on the boardwalk. Although the beach can get crowded at times, it is still a great place for sunning, taking a walk, and general family fun. Local parks are an option when planning other activities away from Bethany Beach house rentals. The Bethany Beach Nature Center is one of the parks in the area. At this center, families will find trails, a “kiddie” park, an interactive center with nature and wildlife displays, and crafts for kids. At Loop Canal Centennial Park, tourists will discover the town’s historical marker. Town Hall Garden is another attraction, as is the Town Hall Wireless Internet Park. While at the Internet Park, visitors receive free Wi-Fi access, in case you want to send a quick email back home. While in town, people staying in Bethany Beach, Delaware, rentals must visit Chief Little Owl, a totem pole found in town. The totem pole presents a good photo-taking opportunity for the family.


While visiting Bethany Beach, tourists won’t want to miss any events that are taking place during their stay. There are many events in town that are suitable for family entertainment. A great time to visit and stay in one of the available Bethany Beach vacation rentals is July. This is when the town has its Independence Day celebration. The Boardwalk Arts Festival in September is another good event for the entire family. During this event, people can expect art, wine-tasting for adults, and activities for kids. When visiting in October, families will want to take time away from their Bethany Beach rentals to attend the Annual Artisan Festival. The Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company hosts this festival, which includes a food court and local artists showcasing their crafts and art.