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Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, DE
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Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming, Walking
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English first
Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Location is great--right off boardwalk. Parking though, is difficult to find. Parking near boardwalk before Sept 15 is max 2 hrs and then you must purchase more time (I believe we paid $3.50 for 2 hrs). Beach itself was wonderful--after all--it is the beach!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I live here so I may be a little prejudice, but Bethany Beach is an awesome beach. The sandy beach is clean and great to walk on. The ocean is fabulous. It is a quieter beach than some, and consists mostly of families. Life guards are very good which is important because there can be rip tides. The guards will... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Family atmosphere, away from hustle and bustle of larger beach towns. Variety of activities on the boardwalk. Within easy driving distance of Rehoboth and Ocean City.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The beach is clean and family-friendly. But what really concerns me are the lifeguards -- and the only reason why I give this beach three stars instead of five. On most beaches, lifeguards appear very vigilant. But at Bethany, they don't seem to take their job as seriously as they should. I noticed that when lifeguards are grouped in pairs,... More

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Greenlawn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It is all about the beach. Short drive to Rehoboth or the more commercial Ocean City. Nice little boardwalk with music at bandshell at night.

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beware of over zealous townie cops handing out parking tickets for B.S. violations! Also, the beach itself is small and always crowded. No dogs allowed. And if you're not a "Local" you're not welcome.- Go elsewhere!

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Parking is expensive. .25 for 10 minutes $3.00 for a mere 2 hours.. meter man is mean to tourists who pay his salary when you ask him questions about parking. Fine is $30.00 if your a minute late.

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Newark, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wide and comfortable beach - excellent for families But at times too crowded and the sand is coarse. Can rent umbrellas and chairs

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by Bethany Beach on our family vacation. Like the other reviews suggest, it is clean, quite, and family oriented. It was a nice relaxing spot that was great for kids.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bethany beach is a clean and quiet beach. Great for walking or just sitting to watch the waves. We loved the bonfire during the week!

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