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Bethany Beach

5 things to do in Bethany Beach

Music and the boards - Sit back on the boardwalk and enjoy free, live entertainment at the bandstand.

5 things to do in Bethany Beach

Chief Little Owl - Snap a picture of the town landmark, a 24-foot totem pole at Del. 26 and Del. 1. The statue has stood at the center of the beach town since 1976. The original statue was replaced in 2002.

5 things to do in Bethany Beach

Not just for kids - Jump aboard and try your hand at the pirate mini golf.

5 things to do in Bethany Beach

Back to nature - The Bethany Beach Nature Center on the north side of Del. 26 next to Grotto Pizza has great activities for kids, trails, an interactive center and a kiddie park.

5 things to do in Bethany Beach

Fresh seafood - Enjoy a lobster sandwich at Matt's Fish Camp in North Bethany Beach or hit other local eateries.


Description: Known as the quiet resort, this town is quaint and offers plenty for the whole family to do. Offering plenty of PG-rated fun such as mini golf, arcades and bike riding, it's a great place to bring the kids. The downtown area offers a boardwalk, complete with concerts on the bandstand. There's also a public basketball and volleyball court and playground.

Parking: On-street parking for $1.50 an hour from May 15 until Sept. 15.

Lodging: Bethany has a plethora of beach house rentals. There are also campgrounds, condos, a hotel, motel and bed and breakfast inns.

Shopping: A good mix of beach souvenirs shops, boutiques for the whole family and plenty of sweet shops.

Attractions/Recreation: There's a classic trolley that offers inexpensive ways to get in and out of town, mini golf, tennis clubs, boating and boardwalk live entertainment.

Nightlife: Bethany has a pretty quiet nightlife scene, although there are a handful of bars within the town.

Restaurants: Several dining options for families, along with a few fine dining spots and great date night ideas. Choose from barbecue, fresh seafood, Caribbean, Mexican or pizza and subs.

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