Bethany Beach is popularly known as one of Delaware’s “Quiet Resorts” due to its quaintness and laid-back demeanor. Vacation rentals line the coast, with everything from upscale condos and sunny town homes to breezy beach rentals just steps from the sand.
Even with its small size, Bethany Beach has the amenities and attractions of a top-notch seaside vacation destination. Dine at award-winning restaurants, stroll down the boardwalk with the kids for live music and entertainment, engage in scenic outdoor recreation or just kick back on the beach. All without the crowds of your typical touristy oceanside town.
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Vacation rentals in downtown Bethany Beach are amongst the action of the popular boardwalk, and just steps from the ocean. The boardwalk is to host to many eateries, shops and entertainment and is jam-packed with excitement for all ages. Kids love the live bands and ice cream shops, while the whole family will enjoy the delicious cuisine.
Try the mouth-watering crab and lobster at Bluecoast Seafood Grill, or have a frozen margarita on the outdoor deck at Mango’s as you watch the sunset. Beach rentals near the boardwalk also offer tax-free shopping at local hotspots like Bethany Surf Shop.
A vacation rental in Bethany Beach provides access to numerous outdoor recreational activities and excursions. Water sports on the beach include kayaking, surfing, parasailing, skim boarding, stand-up paddling and more. Hop aboard a captain’s vessel for family-friendly dolphin watching tours and sunset cruises.
Bethany Beach is also home to many parks. Canoe scenic waterways at Trap Pond State Park or search for 400-plus bird species at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Vacation rentals at Cape Henlopen or Killens Pond are ideal for hikers and adventurers with a knack for exploration.
Bethany Beach takes pride in its rich local community. Vacationers can join in on the fun at numerous town events throughout the week. After a relaxing day on the beach, families can see live theater at the Freeman Stage at Bayside, or watch an outdoor movie at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. Vacation rentals here are also just minutes away from historical monuments like the Fenwick Island Lighthouse and Museum.
Bethany Beach is a special place to spend a family vacation. Experience the best of a homey beach town without being overwhelmed by crowds. Beach rentals on the shore offer water and land fun for all ages, while inland cottages and town homes are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Browse TripAdvisor Vacation Rentals for the best deals and availability on all Bethany Beach rental properties.