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Bethany Beach

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Address: Bethany Beach, DE
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+1 800-732-7433

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Nice Smaller Beach Community!

We just go to walk the boardwalk and shop! Everyone is having a good time and there are numerous stores to buy/brouse!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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294 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just go to walk the boardwalk and shop! Everyone is having a good time and there are numerous stores to buy/brouse!

Thank Thomas1900
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357 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I applaud the city planners (or similar) who have done a wonderful job of keeping their beach both very clean and calm but also accessible to those staying in the area. If you're looking for gigantic hotels and far more restaurants to house/feed the masses, go to Ocean City. If you're looking (and willing to pay) for some relative solitude... More 

Thank Hatzlacha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you, your family and friends are looking for a special place to enjoy a positive atmosphere with a wide variety of restaurants and unique shops, visit Bethany Beach!

1 Thank HappyMaverick
Solomons, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty to do for families with slower pace and much quieter than Ocean City. Nice shopping area where you can walk everywhere.

Thank clairepiason
washington dc
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495 reviews
313 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Although not the Bethany Beach I remember from the fifties, it has managed to keep a whisper of that era--still quiet, low key and family friendly. Most of the quaint houses and guest houses have been torn down and replaced by new money McMansions or condoplexes (yes, sniff), so the town is much more densely developed than it was (or... More 

Thank mrsagf
Ocean View, Delaware
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85 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Bethany is a family oriented quieter resort located between from the "hubbub" of other resorts to the north and south. It is bordered to the north and south by pristine Delaware State Park. You will be greeted by a gorgeous boardwalk and beautiful beach. Friendly and hospitable, it offers hotels and guest accommodations, excellent restaurants, beach side refreshments, umbrella and... More 

Thank bchane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This was my first time visiting this beach. It was perfect! Not very crowded. Nice old world charm. Relatively quiet. Seemed to be a nice place for a family. I absolutely loved it. My new favorite beach!

Thank Bethany M
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I love Bethany. The boardwalk is just right; classy/not trashy. Best crepes outside of France according to my 96 year old French mother-in-law who is not easy to please when it comes to American food.

1 Thank Lisa C
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here 8 years. Small, little night life, family friendly. Easy enough to go up to Dewey or Rehoboth for more bar scene or broader dining experience.

Thank shaher1
Burke, Virginia
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Our family owns a condo on the beach and we love it here. It slowed down our pace- while we are there and it great. Not a ton to do and that's fine by us.

Thank ctp2236

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