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Bethany Beach

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Address: Bethany Beach, DE
Phone Number: 18007327433
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Our favorite beach by far!

Bethany beach is by far our favorite beach!!! And has been for many many years! We live in NJ and have travelled to many beaches in the NJ NY areas as well as Florida beaches... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
wiilovethebeach
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Ramsey, NJ
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Ramsey, NJ
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46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bethany beach is by far our favorite beach!!! And has been for many many years! We live in NJ and have travelled to many beaches in the NJ NY areas as well as Florida beaches both east and west coasts...and to us nothing quite compares to Bethany. Wonderful waves, wonderful sand, great distance to everything. It is one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our second year visiting Bethany Beach for a family vacation. Can't wait to go back next year. It is a very clean, friendly beach town that is enjoyable for any age. Would highly recommend visiting there!

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Aisleseatguy
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

First time in Bethany. Loved it. Safe, clean, great beach. Sand was soft, beach was both wide and long. Umbrella rental easy and affordable and friendly. Beach was full but not over crowded. Boardwalk was perfect. Not too big. No bad elements so safe for young teens to walk. Plenty of junk food for summer indulgences For families, couldn't have... More 

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202 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice Beach, very clean plenty of room doesn't get very crowded at least when we were there.... very Scenic views quiet peaceful relaxing

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Thank 2Bige257
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The area south of all the public beaches you can drive onto with DE permit as long as you are surf fishing. Plenty of room to spread out and not worry about neighbors.

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Missouri
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104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful family beach town. Primarily single family homes so the beaches are less crowded. The boardwalk / town square is bustling with shops and restaurants. All very well kept. Easy to get around but parking can be scarce around the boardwalk.

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Utica,ny
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming up to BETHANY BEACH for 6 years. We love it here. Easy parking approx $9 per day and beautiful beaches. This is our go to.beach. This trip we saw dolphins so beautiful. We will come here long as we are able. Love this beach.

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at a hotel right on the boardwalk and beautiful Bethany Beach. The beach sand is very clean and it gets crowded during the hot summer season. The water is clean and was refreshingly warm this time of year in August. The waves were mild to moderate and just right for body surfing. There are lifeguards on duty... More 

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Trappe, Maryland
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135 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, so we were on a private stretch but this beach is perfection. Clean, no rocks, no trash, no bugs, no annoying loud people. A++ and perfect for families. Couldnt have asked for more.

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simple, serene. One of the quietest beaches on the pinninsula. Need some great down time and a great book? This is your destination...

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