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Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, DE
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Walking
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

Myself and family stayed in south Bethany in July 2014 and this was one of the best little beach towns in Delaware, if not the north east. Yell parking can be difficult but if you do it legally it's a great beach experience. The beaches were never so over loaded you couldn't find a great place to plant yourself. I... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is our second trip. First trip was a wonderful visit, no problems, fell in love with the place. This trip, made for the same reason; a family reunion with elderly family members who live locally.There were 8 families who visited in the area. Of those 8 families, there were 7 parking violation tickets, each carried a $30.00 fine. Each... More

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Very nice beach and crowds, quaint stores. You pay for parking every two hours but there is an option to prepay with a credit card for the day which we did. After taking our money when we returned to our card we had a ticket for misuse of prepaid voucher. When I questioned a police officer he told me it... More

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Bristol
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123 reviews 123 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

While staying at Ocean City,MD, we decided to take a drive and check out Bethany Beach in DE. We found street parking downtown and checked out the shops and the beach. First impressions: a cute beach town, with the usual shops, fast food, and restaurants; and a VERY crowded beach (with no waves!) on an overcast day. Although it is... More

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Bethany Beach is a nice place to visit for families as well as adults. It's not as busy and crowded as Ocean City.

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Edinboro
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We love vacationing at beaches (our favorite is Topsail NC), and Bethany is ok. We only spent time on the beach near the boardwalk. Good: it's very family friendly, boardwalk is fun at night, beach is guarded and clean Bad: parking is REALLY expensive ($3.50 per 2 hours) and really hard to find near the beach, the beach is really... More

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Philadelphia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed right on the boardwalk/beach and had a wonderful time. Bethany Beach is much quieter and laid back than the surrounding beaches. Can't go wrong when the weather is nice!

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Winchester, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Bethany Beach is a beautiful, upscale beach area. Very quiet and serene. The shops are gorgeous and there are plenty of restaurants to chose from.

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Sheboygan, WI
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Easy enough parking if you arrive early. Like the boardwalk access to the beach. It's busier than Fenwick Beach, probably due to the boardwalk, bit still a nice beach.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Quiet, small beach that allows for relaxation. Second year at this particular beach and it still provides the quiet that many beaches don't. Bring a cooler sit back and enjoy watching the dolphin frolicking in the surf. Beach chair and umbrella rentals are also available, but we prefer to bring our own.

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