Bethany Beach Attractions

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  • Tony J
    New Jersey4,074 contributions
    I love this beach because it is not as built up or crowded as Rehoboth beach. It is a quieter smaller beach town with less retail space and restaurants than Rehoboth Beach. There are a few nice shops to purchase gifts for children and adults. There are also some good restaurants in town, some (about 5) of which I have already reviewed favorably with at least 4 stars. The boardwalk is only a half mile long and 12 feet wide, which is much shorter and smaller than Rehoboth Beach’s boardwalk, which is longer and wider. This town seems more family friendly. The beach here is also very nice. I love to walk the boardwalk or the beach here.

    The town has about 1,000 residents, however, during the summer months some 15,000 more populate the town as vacationers. My only complaint here is the lack of adequate parking during the summer season from May 15 through September 14. I enjoy the September 14 through May 14 Fall through Winter season, which is less crowded.
    Written 3 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deborah H
    Jefferson, MD349 contributions
    Loved the small town feel of this boardwalk/beach town. Nice local shops to visit, although several were not open for the season yet. Enjoyed seeing the beach from the boardwalk, as it was too cold of a day to actually walk down to the beach.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • fiamma11
    Vienna, VA3,820 contributions
    I thoroughly enjoyed this bridge. It is impressive and affords gorgeous views of the ocean and inlet. I would have enjoyed walking it; however, it was really windy when we passed through, both going and coming.
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • Janey
    Seaford, DE26 contributions
    this library is so user friendly, the staff goes out of their way to be helpful. They are quite knowledgeable about the area and can get most any book you require.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Lynn S
    Lancaster, PA2 contributions
    It was a cloudy day in Bethany so we decided to check this place out. It is a very nice nature walk but don't expect to spend more than an hour. We took our well-behaved dog and we saw several others.

    The nature walk is 1/8 mile to the middle of the wetlands and back on a trail and boardwalk. There were some lookout spots where we saw a few ospreys on their nest.

    The teens went inside the nature center and saw turtles and bugs. They talked to the employees who were very nice. There was no cost for anything we did.
    Written 3 August 2021
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  • denmiller2003
    Ocean City, MD574 contributions
    A visit to the Delaware beaches must include a stop in Bethany Beach. Day or night is exciting and entertaining in its own way. We love to stroll "The Boards" at night. There is always something of interest happening in this beautifully maintained and safe community. The beach is nice. The boardwalk is an interesting place to stroll with a variety of shops and eateries. ( We love Mango's!) Don't miss visiting this wonderful beach town when in the area.
    Written 8 July 2017
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  • DeeInDE
    Selbyville, DE170 contributions
    What a sweet bookstore! Lovingly taken care of and full of great finds, so be sure you have some time to browse. Staff is wonderful, helpful and friendly.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • crutt13
    Pottstown, PA562 contributions
    Captain Jack's is within walking distance of most places near the Bethany boardwalk. It is a bit pricey, and the course is relatively small, but it is well maintained and has some cool features. The holes are easy to moderate in difficulty. It is the perfect size for smaller kids. Ours had fun and didn't get overly antsy since we were able to cruise through it.
    Written 9 August 2019
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  • Michelle M
    Mahopac, NY288 contributions
    If there is one thing you do in Bethany, PLEASE make sure you visit Bethany Bike Shop!!! These were seriously the nicest most helpful guys ever!!! They totally helped us (me, husband and 4 small children) get situated to take the bikes out! They were incredible making sure that each seat was properly adjusted and all the tires were filled. We ended up getting there later in the day and they were out of training wheel bikes for my little guy, but they went out of their way to help us- found a bike with child seat for my husband and son to get started, then they called us a few minutes later (once the bike with training wheels returned) and let my son give it a try. This is exactly the stress free, relaxing, family bonding that every vacation should have! Thank you Bethany Bike Shop for helping us create amazing memories!!!
    Written 24 August 2018
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  • explore_2011
    Philadelphia, PA92 contributions
    We rent often (and used to own) at this resort. There are a range of properties available for rent through a realty company or on hosted sites like VRBO. We love the shuttle to the beach, two pools and diversions for kids. The grounds are well maintained and get you away from the crowds and bustle of the boardwalk.
    Written 19 September 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Stephanie H
    Middletown, DE49 contributions
    They were great with my 12 year old. The atmosphere was very relaxing. I am so glad trip advisor recommended this place. It was a nice treat to have a mother daughter day!
    Written 6 August 2016
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  • tinamariekline
    3 contributions
    Good games. Some retro and vintage games as well. My grandson loves driving the cars. The prizes are junky imo but my grands love them. Kids....as long as they're happy.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Normagi N
    Dover, DE56 contributions
    The spa is relaxing, the staff is friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Loved the mimosas and light snacks. The massage therapist was knowledgeable and did a wonderful job.
    Written 4 March 2019
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  • maizymouse
    Baltimore, MD18 contributions
    It was super fun playing an Executive course. I had never played on one. The issue is, we are a two player team. We had to wait a very long time for the foresome before us and we played an Executive course and it took over 4 HOURS! It is not the fault of the course, but I would rather play an 18 hole regular course and not be on top of the other people.
    Written 21 June 2021
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  • Ann
    3 contributions
    Kurt the owner is so nice, helpful, and very knowledgeable!
    We bought 2 bikes from the Bethany shop, after
    renting them. The Interceptor is a great beach cruiser. Kurt explained how to use the bikes very thoroughly.
    My husband and I have had so much
    fun exploring the Delmarva area on our bikes. The
    petal assist is great when you are going against the
    wind! I highly recommend Pedego Bike Shop in Bethany Beach and Ocean City.
    Written 26 May 2022
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