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“Beautiful and quiet beach community for family vacation”
Review of Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful and quiet beach community for family vacation”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have been taking my summer vacation at Bethany Beach with my family (wife and 2 young boys) for the past 5 years and had a wonderful time each and every year. The beach is extremely clean, lifeguards are very professional, and the kids just love everything about it. One thing to know however is that waves are relatively strong (for the East coast, at least) and there are significant rip currents you need to watch out for. The Sea Colony resort, located South of Bethany Beach, offers over a dozen pools, tennis courts and shuttle service to their mile-long private beach. It is a very interesting option for families with young children. I recommend you look for townhouses located West of road 1, as the seaside condos are very expensive in the summer.

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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128 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Quiet Beach”
Reviewed December 24, 2013

We have been visiting Bethany Beach for the last 35+ years. I lover the smaller, less congested feel of Bethany. We tried staying in Ocean City one time, and I can not imagine going back there after Bethany. The beach is clean and easily accessible. The town also offers some nice dining and shopping options.

Visited July 2013
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Most beautiful beach in America”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A small beach in a small town. Clearly a quiet resort. Clean, smoke free and lifeguard friendly. This being a FREE beach is a pleasant bonus! If you are looking for something different from the paid beaches or the dirty beaches in New Jersey, this is it. But, please respect our town and keep it a quiet resort. Rotters stay home or at least in NJ.

Visited August 2013
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Potomac, Maryland
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106 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Loved our time here...”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had rented a VERY small unit here on the boardwalk that was quite pricey, but we had to remind ourselves we were paying for location and convenience...check out the prices in O.C. and you won't be complaining, unless you want the noise and hub-bub of O.C. which we didn't.

We loved the quiet nature as a whole of Bethany Beach and the family atmosphere..although some 'day trippers' try to take away from this a bit...it is a nice beach and nice place to stay.

From the shows/entertainment a few nights a week, little shops, plenty of restaurant options, a fun place to be and enjoy what we are there for....the beach!!

Visited August 2013
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Clermont, Florida
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beach is Beautiful”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were there on a warm September Saturday. Beach was beautiful and peaceful. The town is cute and a lot of nice shops.

Visited September 2013
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