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Bethany Beach Boardwalk

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Address: Garfield Parkway & Oceanfront, Bethany Beach, DE
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Fun at Bethany!

Great family beach area. Not as much to do as Rehoboth or OCMD but close enough to go there for a day. Love the family vibe. Parking was a challenge but always found a spot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JKAN-Ashburn-VA
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Ashburn, Virginia
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great family beach area. Not as much to do as Rehoboth or OCMD but close enough to go there for a day. Love the family vibe. Parking was a challenge but always found a spot relatively easily. Like at there were restrooms easily available.

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Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA
Central New Jersey
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I spent the early evening enjoying the boardwalk and taking in the sights. The area is clean and the atmosphere is family friendly. We walked on the beach and enjoyed relaxing on the sand watching the full moon. The boardwalk is not too long but there was music playing and a great atmosphere.

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Thank Belsy21
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Quieter than OC and and Rehoboth but just enough shops and people to make it enjoyable. Several specialty stores that can only be found in Bethany.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a fantastic holiday in ocean view but Bethany beach proved a constant disappointment No parking and very little choice of places to eat I get the impression it's trying to appear a little more up market than its neighbours but honestly fails

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have no interest in boardwalks. I come for sun and sand. We did stroll one day for a little while. There are places to eat, shop buy beach items. All parking is pay by the beach.

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Thank marianng
Fenwick Island, Delaware
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The are loads of shops and ice cream options, and great for families to stroll around this small town with boardwalk to enjoy an evening. By using the town website you can look for the schedule of entertainment presented at the boardwalk bandstand.

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Bethany for years and have never been disappointed. You can literally park right next to the boardwalk. Plenty of food and drinks on the boardwalk and a very clean family oriented entertainment pavilion to watch shows at the end of a fun filled day!

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Thank Pamela M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really love Bethany. Very family friendly. Has lots of cute boutique shops as well several souvenir shops,plus tons if Candy stores, pop corn, and ice cream shops. It also has some lovely restaurants to choose from. Can't wait to go back.

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Thank Jen P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our kids are older now and not teenagers but there was no other choice above for type of visit that fit. They still enjoy Bethany. We have been coming here for several years. We enjoy walking through the shops while waiting for our table in the restaurants. Now some of the restaurants just text you when your table is ready... More 

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Thank David-Vickie
York, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting here since I was a child. While some places have come and gone, one thing hasn't changed and that's the atmosphere. Friendly local businesses, a variety of shops, restaurants, and plenty of benches to sit and eat, or for the weary to take a rest. You can almost always see a police presence on foot or on... More 

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