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How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area

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How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area

We are looking to rent a house early in Sept. and have found several in the Ocean View/Millville area but am wondering how far we are going to be from the beach & Boardwalk in Bethany?? We don't mind driving a bit but do not want to be stuck in the car a lot driving places once we get there. We thought of just staying in a hotel but the house seems to work out better for our group. Thanks

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1. Re: How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area

You are not far and you are not close. It is a drive to the beach and parking is at a premium.

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2. Re: How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area
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There usually isn't a TON of traffic in September - so if you do have to drive - sitting in traffic should be minimal. It really depends on where you settle - Millville or OceanView - but at the furthest it shouldn't take more than15 minutes or so... Ocean View is closer to Bethany. I suggest using google earth or mapquest to determine exactly how far your rental will be.

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3. Re: How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area

Not sure of your budget, but there are rentals to be had in September that are closer and/or within the confines of Bethany Beach much cheaper than their typical summer rates. If you've not decided on a rental, I would not rule out the possibility of finding something suitable in both size and budget in Bethany to the west of Route 1. Otherwise, I agree with Delaware Tourism, get the addresses of your potential rentals and use Google or Mapquest. I've been there in September and traffic is indeed minimal, easy to get around, easy to park. For reference, Ocean View is closer than Millville and borders Bethany Beach, and to get an idea, look at a map and find the intersection of routes 1 & 26. Route 26 runs east west, starting in Bethany and running west out of Bethany, through Ocean View, then to Millville and beyond. Bethany Beach itself ends maybe 1.5 miles or so from the beach along 26, becomes Ocean View, which becomes Millville. Another reference point might be the Giant grocery store in the Millville Town Center, which is approxmately 3 miles away from the beach in Millville. Anything with an Ocean View or Millville mailing address is going to be between 1.5 & 5 miles away, give or take. Anything with a Bethany Beach mailing address, even those to the west of Route 1, are not far away, an easy drive at that time of the year, and easily walked by many. My children, currently ages 9 & 5, have walked to & from the beach from a community called Bayberry Woods, maybe a little less than a mile, with no issue both this summer and last.

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4. Re: How far is Bethany Beach from Ocean View/Millville area

Also, if you've got a large group but do not necessarily NEED to be all together in the same house, consider renting multiple townhouse units that are close or connected in communities like Bayberry, Bethany Crossing, or Villas of Bethany West, or multiple houses in close proximity in a community like Bethany West. These are 1 mile or less from the beach and rentals can be had in September at very reasonable prices. Doing this has afforded our large group far more bedrooms and bathrooms than our budget allows in a single home.

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