Bethany Beach is a charming, quiet resort area with breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, award-winning restaurants, tax-free shopping and scenic spots for outdoor recreation. Delaware beach travelers can take a sail along the coastline, lay out and enjoy a day in the sand, walk along the boardwalk or indulge in the local flavor of Bethany Beach restaurants.
Travel + Leisure Magazine has named Bethany Beach one of the “Best Secret Beaches on Earth!” Come discover why generations of families have made it a top summer destination.
There is nothing better than fresh seafood at the beach! While visiting Bethany Beach, try some delicious crabs packed with Old Bay seasoning or enjoy sunset views and fresh seafood at the Bluecoast Seafood Grill. Grab a drink and lunch on an oceanfront deck at Mango’s or enjoy some of the best Italian food at the beach at DiFibeo’s.
Downtown Bethany Beach and nearby Fenwick Island offer a wide array of shops, farmers markets, boutiques and even a local winery, Fenwick Wine Cellars, which is a featured location on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. Make sure to stop by the Bethany Surf Shop to get the latest t-shirt and sweatshirt designs to commemorate your summer vacation!
Enjoy the outdoors
Kayaking, surfing, boating, stand-up paddling, windsurfing, the list could go on! There are tons of opportunities to get out and enjoy the scenery outdoors. Travelers can enjoy fishing, guided tours and dolphin watching while discovering the coastline. Spend the day on the green at a nearby 18-hole golf course or show off your putt-putt skills at a Bethany Beach miniature golf course.
Gather the family together
Searching for something to do with the whole family? Besides a day on the beach, families can enjoy performances at the Freeman Stage at Bayside or discover the history behind the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. The Bethany Beach Bandstand and weekly movies on the beach also offer great entertainment for the whole family.