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Address: Bethany Beach, DE
Phone Number: +1 800-732-7433
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Lovely in the fall

Crowds were gone, only locals walking their dogs, and tourists strolling along the water's edge. Beach was pristine, though small. Rustic, high dunes topped with beach grass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wendy L
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowds were gone, only locals walking their dogs, and tourists strolling along the water's edge. Beach was pristine, though small. Rustic, high dunes topped with beach grass, wooden steps to the beach... I imagine this is really crowded in the summer. Perfect for a fall getaway!

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite nice beach but very small compared to Rehoboth beach. It can become very crowded during peak times.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Bethany Beach wanting a relaxing, quieter beach than most of the other area beaches and Bethany is perfect. There is a small boardwalk with just a few shops, no rides-games or other usual boardwalk attractions, exactly what we were looking for. Stayed at the Marriott right on the beach/boardwalk. Only a few restaurants in Bethany,... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My family and I decided to meet here for a weekend ... we stayed at a local resort .It was a great time with you it is Lawson the beach is very clear .. clean and quiet !! It was off season but I think it's a little less hectic than Ocean city .. it was October the water was... More 

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Arnold, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We love Bethany Beach compared to nearby Ocean City. It's much more family friendly and safer. It just doesn't seem nearly as trashy as OC. It has a nice small town feel.

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250 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Looking from the pier, the ocean was beautiful. It was windy, so there were not many people there. But it is peace and quiet.

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California, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Love Bethany Beach, DE, great location, smaller than Ocean City, MD but has great shops, eateries, boardwalk and beach. More laid back than Ocean City, MD but beautiful. Quieter but still plenty to do and see.

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I loved this cute Beach town. The Beach is beautiful and peaceful. The boardwalk is great & there is just enough restaurants and service to make it fun, without being too loud or crazy. Everything looks clean and well maintained. I like that is quiet at night . If you're traveling with your pet, off season is perfect because you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Bethany Beach for close to two decades. We rent in the fall so my review and opinion is based on an out-of-seson experience. We love that Bethany sits smack between OC and Rehoboth. This makes it convenient to get to either of those places for golf, fishing, restaurants and shopping. There is a major roadway... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Permanent population of only 1,200 swells to 100,000 in summer! Perfect for friends and couples in late fall and early spring without the crowds and while many of the shops and eateries are open. My second annual long "mature girls'" weekend at a friend's home. The town is reminiscent of the 50s with well maintained, updated houses (some a bit... More 

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