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Bethany Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Garfield Parkway & Oceanfront, Bethany Beach, DE
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Great small family beach

We live here. We bought in 1998 because Bethany is small, not party rowdy, and great for families who want to beach, eat in great seafood restaurants, and have rest and relaxation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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djk_9
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We live here. We bought in 1998 because Bethany is small, not party rowdy, and great for families who want to beach, eat in great seafood restaurants, and have rest and relaxation from their busy lives. All summer the boardwalk has Monday night family movies on the sand, and weekend bands/singers.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I walk the boardwalk everyday in the summer. (I've been to Bethany every summer of my life) I walk there every morning a 6:30am and at night. It is the perfect place to get exercise with a beautiful SUNRISE OR SUNSET!!!! Also, it is a place were you can just get away and have time for yourself. (I do this... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Among the southern Delaware beaches, Bethany is definitely the ones for families. It's a smaller town than Rehoboth and isn't focused on the party like Dewey. There is always plenty of room on the sand near the boardwalk and restrooms, and overall the area is less crowded than the others. If you don't mind traveling 15-20 minutes south to escape... More 

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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120 reviews 120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We walk the boardwalk at all times of the year. In the winter most shops are closed but it's still a great spot for a stroll, if you're dressed warm. Spring through fall there are many shops, and the boardwalk is fun to stroll.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bethany Beach is a fantastic little beach resort and very special. The beach is beautiful and great for riding your bike on their boardwalk. I prefer to stay here and take the 25 minute drive to Ocean City Maryland. I recommend crabbing on Fenwick Island while staying in Bethany. Just a special spot

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State College, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Family friendly boardwalk with nice gift shops and restaurants. Lots of benches to sit on to sit and eat ice cream while you watch people stroll by.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Really nice boardwalk but a little cool on the beach but stayed another day and the weather was perfect!

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Bethany is a great , low key spot to enjoy the beach. We typically go in September or October when the weather is still great and the crowds are gone. The shops are pretty much touristity stuff with restaurants serving good, beach fare. People are very friendly and the vibe is pure chill. Love it!

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Herndon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This beach and shopping is much smaller than Rehoboth Beach. I really like it. The stores are more to my liking. I visited the day after Columbus Day. It was drizzling and pretty empty. The beach area is very clean. I will definitely go back.

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Bethany Beach
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

For those looking for a great beach experience without the hassle or overly graphic posters and t-shirts, the Quiet Resort is the place for you. A relatively short boardwalk fronts the downtown area and provides access to the storefronts, restaurants, and beach along it's length. The main street of BB (Garfield Parkway) is undergoing renovation, widening and updating for bike... More 

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