Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront

Staying at Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront? In Bethany Beach you can breathe in the ocean air, and you can suddenly feel that this is your coastal home away from home. This quiet resort town is famous for its seafood restaurants, clean beaches and quaint village charm. Bethany Beach has retained its laid-back atmosphere with small-town charm and has become one of Delaware’s most popular oceanfront destinations.

The public beach is the center for all activities in Bethany Beach. The one-mile length offers a clean shore that is perfect for sunbathing, swimming and playing volleyball. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, boating and surfing. If you are not into water sports, you can look for dolphins and enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets from the boardwalk, which runs parallel to the beach. During the summer, the beach is a great spot for entertainment, concerts, movies and other events. Free Bandstand performances are a weekly tradition.

In downtown find souvenir stores and antique shops where you can enjoy tax-free shopping. Bethany Beach is famous for its seafood restaurants, most with great ocean views. Take a day trip to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse where you can explore and learn about its history in the onsite museum. Or visit the Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park that both have

In downtown find souvenir stores and antique shops where you can enjoy tax-free shopping. Bethany Beach is famous for its seafood restaurants, most with great ocean views. Take a day trip to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse where you can explore and learn about its history in the onsite museum. Or visit the Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park that both have

In downtown find souvenir stores and antique shops where you can enjoy tax-free shopping. Bethany Beach is famous for its seafood restaurants, most with great ocean views. Take a day trip to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse where you can explore and learn about its history in the onsite museum. Or visit the Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park that both have a variety of nature trails. Staying at Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront with provide you with a great vacation. Visit all of the great Delaware Beaches here.

Bethany Beach Weather – When to Visit

Think spring. From late April until mid-May (average temperatures in the mid 60s to mid 70s), enjoy free parking meters at the resort towns, unlimited bike riding on the boardwalks at Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach and brisk walks with Fido on the beach. The busiest time to visit Bethany Beach during the summer and especially the 4th of July when from Lewes to Fenwick Island (and the weeks before and after this national holiday) Beltway rush-hour traffic heads to the beach. Summer temperatures are nice averaging in the mid to upper 80's. Delaware sees mild winters, with temperatures dipping to the low 30s.

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Bethany Beach

The wide wooden boardwalk that stretches a half mile along Bethany beach looks down over grass-spotted dunes above the sand and shore. Foot-washing stations are located along the boardwalk, and it is lined with shops and food vendors who sell everything from seafood to ice-cream.

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Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach is one of the state's favorite beach resort towns, known for its beautiful boardwalk and ambience that is simultaneously old-fashioned and modern. The Boardwalk is the center of the action along the beach, home to numerous eateries, candy stores, and souvenir shops.

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Cape Henlopen State Park

The designated swimming beach at Cape Henlopen State Park is staffed with lifeguards from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, and is equipped with several conveniences. There is a full bathhouse with restrooms and showers, a concession area, and umbrella rentals are available.

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Lewes Beach

Lewes beach is a favorite of families with younger children because of its gentle surf and gradual slope, with little to no undertow, which make it easy for kids to stay safe. There are lifeguards on duty during the summer and a bath house with clean toilets and showers. There is also a small concession stand, and an ice-cream shop within walking distance, as well as vendors who sell refreshments.

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Dewey Beach

Dewey Beach is a smaller but equally popular seaside destination in a town known for its dining and boutiques. Special events and entertainment are the highlights here, and Dewey Beach hosts many music festivals each year. There is also nightly live music during the summer, as well as weekly free movie nights and bonfires on the beach.

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Best Bethany Beach Tours & Activities

Evening Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay

This guided paddleboarding excursion offers a unique way to experience the sunset on the Delaware Bay. After receiving instruction and being outfitted with safety gear, you’ll take to the waters for this evening tour, which may include a glimpse of the Kalmar Nyckel replica ship and dolphin spotting. Depending on the tide and wind conditions, excursions may be conducted on the calmer Broadkill River in nearby Milton, DE. Learn more about the Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay.

Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Active travelers will want to paddle around Rehoboth Bay with this 2-person, tandem kayak rental option. Glide through the waters as you take in the scenic landscape and spot the local wildlife. The calm bay is suited for beginner and experienced kayakers. Paddles and lifejackets are provided, and tips for first-timers are also offered. Learn more about the Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay.

Evening Kayak Excursion – Rehoboth Bay

Learn the basics of kayaking with an ACA Certified Kayak Instructor while enjoying an evening 75 minute guided kayak excursion on the Rehoboth Bay. Paddle along the shallow waterways while birds soar above. Look for Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron and Bald Eagles that frequent the area. Paddle next to Thompson Island, where ancient burial grounds are protected by the state park. Soak up the evening sun and feel the breeze on your skin as you paddle along on this excursion designed for beginners or recreational experiences. Sunset excursions tend to be cooler than daytime excursions in the summer. Learn more about the Evening Kayak Excursion on Rehoboth Bay.

2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Make your own adventure with this stand-up paddle board rental in Rehoboth Bay. Whether you are brand-new to the sport or an experienced paddler, you’ll enjoy cruising on the calm water of the bay and taking in sights of the local wildlife. This rental option is perfect for independent travelers. Learn more about the 2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach

Parasailing is a MUST DO if you are visiting the Delaware Beaches! Come fly with us and experience the views of a lifetime along the beautiful Delaware Shore! We run trips every hour, and each group flies approximately 8-10 minutes. Learn more about the 1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach.

Best Bethany Beach Restaurants

Sunshine Crepes Under $10

They serve a variety of delicious sweet and savory crepes, where every crepe is made to order and is prepared with a batter made from scratch daily. You will only find the freshest fruit and ingredients here. Menu Telephone: 302-537-1765 Web: Sunshine Crepes

Off The Hook $11 – 30

New American fare with a focus on seafood & local ingredients at this cozy eatery with open kitchen. Menu Telephone: 302-829-1424 Web: Off The Hook

Patsy's Restaurant $11 – 30

Patsy's is a casual fine dining, chef owned restaurant with a Key West and Southern flair. They specialize in local and organic products, fresh seafood and have many farms growing food as well as raising all natural and organic chicken, beef, lamb and pork. Menu Telephone: 302-537-2433 Web: Patsy's Restaurant

Bluecoast Seafood Grill $30 & Over

Bluecoast Seafood Grill in Bethany Beach is considered the best seafood restaurant in Delaware. Overlooking the beautiful Salt Pond, Bluecoast serves fresh fish, including tuna, rock fish in season, salmon, halibut, mahi mahi, and seafood favorites like shrimp, crab, scallops and clams. Menu Telephone: 302-539-7111 Web: Bluecoast Seafood Grill

The Blue Crab $11 – 30

A trip to the beach isn’t complete without a seafood dinner. When you’re in Bethany Beach, the best place for seafood is The Blue Crab! Menu Telephone: 302-537-4700 Web: The Blue Crab

Best Bethany Beach Bars

Off The Hook

Signature drinks: Dragonberry Basil Smash, Burnt Old Fashioned and Smoky “Hab” Margarita 769 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach Telephone: 302-829-1424 Web: Off The Hook

Bethany Boathouse

Signature drinks: The Boathouse Bloody Mary, Watermelon Wave and Seasonal Sangria 39817 Hickman Plaza Rd, Bethany Beach Telephone: 302-616-2593 Web: Bethany Boathouse

Mangos

Signature drinks: Mangorita, Mango’s Jumbo Punch and Tiki Shooter 97 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach Telephone: 302-537-6621 Web: Mangos

FINS Alehouse & Raw Bar

Oyster shooters: The Drunken Sailor, The Russian and The Casanova 33544 Market Pl, Bethany Beach Telephone: 302-539-3467 Web: FINS Alehouse & Raw Bar

99 Sea Level

Signature drinks: The 99, Spanish Bee and Totem Tea 99 Hollywood St, Bethany Beach Telephone: 302-539-0299 Web: 99 Sea Level

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34 Comments

  1. Andy

    Hi and thanks for sharing this. I have heard a lot of positive stories from friends who made some very successful antique purchases in the stores in the Bethany Beach area. Your article has given us some excellent information on where would be the best places to stay we when go on our next hunt for antique treasures. Thanks again for sharing this. Best regards, Andy

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Andy, for taking the time to leave me comments.   Glad you enjoyed your visit to my Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront guide.

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  2. Cynthia

    This looks like a lovely little town.  Watching the video reminds me of the quaint seaside town I grew up in and I would love to visit!  I would take the evening (sunset, I hope?) kayak excursion and probably try something completely new…parasailing! And a crepe restaurant?  Yes, please!  Haven’t been to one of those since I was in France!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Kayaking is a great choice, along with parasailing.  Sounds like you are ready to go!  Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Godspower Nathan KC

    Such an Awesome spot for vacations and holidays hangouts.nice restaurants and hotels you have here in your site.

    A Hotels in a beach town, what a wonderful innovation.your review is ok as many locations of the beach were perfectly captured. The 2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay, the
    1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach, are my attractions and not forgetting this cool restaurant “Off The Hook” with it’s seafood & local ingredients, with prices.

    I had always dreamed of a travel to the States and I know this place will be the place for me.

    Keep doing this great job in your website for you will not know how many people you have helped in their quest for good hotels and beaches for vacation. thanks Leahrae for this great post.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you for taking the time to leave me comments.  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

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  4. Godspower Nathan Kc Strong

    Such an Awesome spot for vacations and holidays hangouts.nice restaurants and hotels you have here in your site.

    A Hotels in a beach town, what a wonderful innovation.your review is ok as many locations of the beach were perfectly captured. The 2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay, the
    1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach, are my attractions and not forgetting this cool restaurant “Off The Hook” with it’s seafood & local ingredients, with prices.

    I had always dreamed of a travel to the States and I know this place will be the place for me.

    Keep doing this great job in your website for you will not know how many people you have helped in their quest for good hotels and beaches for vacation. thanks leahrae for this great post.

    Even the best time for visitation, how bad is the traffic there in the summertime? Any good B & B’s in the area? I love the ocean and being outdoors. Very inf

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you 🙂

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  5. Evelyn Chen

    Hi Leahrae, thank you so much for sharing wonderful information with us!! I will definitely go to the hotel that you recommend here. The hotel room photo is very neat, clean and beultiful! We surely take a vacation when the covid situation back to normal!  The environment look so clean and peaceful 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Evelyn!  Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. MIchel

    I am not sure how you always manage to find such remote and beautiful places in this world. Most of them I have never even heard of, like Bethany Beach.

    I would like to take the tour to Fenwick Island Lighthouse and museum as I love history and the beaches look like they stretch on forever. I would definitely love to make a stop here one day and maybe even take a lesson in Kayaking.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you would really enjoy Bethany Beach!  Thanks fro stopping by and taking the time to leave me comments.

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  7. Dorothy Jackson

    Beautiful place, Bethany Beach  Delaware, to have a vacation there is incredible to enjoy the seafood menu and great oceanfront view there are numerous things to do if you are not into the water, just to sightsee the beautiful sunset and awesome surroundings, and to live in a Hotels or condominium are all breathtaking it would be a pleasure to vacation there. I would love to vacation at the beautiful Bethany Beach Delaware.

    Thank you, for sharing

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Dorothy 🙂  Hopefully someday soon!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  8. Dorothy Jackson

    Hello, this is the place to be Bethany Beach, it sounds perfect, as I sit relaxing on this beautiful waterfront Hotel, the rooms are gorgeous and the sightseeing is one to dream about. The menus are awesome I love seafood, seafood is the best for dinner, I will surely keep this in mind when vacations.
    Thank you, for sharing

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Dorothy. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave some comments 🙂

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  9. Millie "Pioneer Kitty" Zeiler

    You have a beautiful website!  Wow!  It’s so well put together and so organized!  The pop up window for the beach destinations is also great.  I loved how it “danced” in, which I know will get attention.

    Within the package deals page, there is a little issue (broken image?) I observed to the left of your Travel Deals hyperlink spot.  Other than that, great site!

    The comments is great too.  I will admit, I don’t care for a long page of comments, but you make yours work.  I also think it’s great you interact with those who comment.  This shows you care, which is awesome!

    In all honesty, your site is the type I’d bookmark.  I’m a travel buff, so this site definitely stands out for me and in all the good ways.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh I will fix that link asap.  Thank you so much for letting me know.  I am glad you enjoyed and appreciate you taking the time to leave comments.  Thanks for visiting!

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  10. António Mateus

    Hi, Leahrae!
    As I’m getting acquainted with the many US beaches through your website, I get the feeling I really have to travel there and live all the beauty and interesting seaside resorts you mention. Seafood and clean beaches are really a must-have.
    Your posts are always so thorough and clear and I enjoy reading them a lot.
    Thanks for sharing and keep safe!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Antonio!  I will be working on your country once I finish this area 🙂  Glad you are enjoying Beach Travel Destinations.

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  11. Dominique

    Hi. Thanks for this article. It was a pleasure reading it!
    I absolutely love travelling and now with covid it has been extremely difficult for me. I have been trying to find a good summer destination to spend my time off work but everything is packed. 

    Thankfully, I found your article. Bethany Beach seems to be the perfect place. Thank you for recommending it!

    Best regards,

    Dominique

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Dominique.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  12. Kwidzin

    Well, I really have to say, this place looks absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, I’m at the other side of the pond for here at the moment so its a little bit too far for me right now. But hopefully sometime soon i might be able to visit places like these. So thanks for sharing this with us.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  13. Kokontala

    Hi there! I went through your article on Bethany beach hotels oceanfront and I found this place very amazing and interesting. I love the fact that you can also enjoy sports here. Breathing in the ocean air is sometimes very refreshing and fun. I personally think that these kinds of places are truly worth visiting, even the pictures you provided here make me even more curious. Thanks for sharing this amazing article with us.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Sebastian Ephraim

    I knew Delaware as a good state with corperate laws which makes it so attractive for company formation. This article has just given me more reason to visit this state.

    These are very good beaches especially for guys from big cities where it’s near possible to have good seafood, enough vitamin d from sunbathing (big cities have skyscrappers that prevent people from getting enough “sunshine” vitamin)

    I like – Ephra

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Ephra!  Sounds like you might want to open up shop in Delaware 🙂  I’m glad you enjoyed your visit to my Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront guide.

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  15. Bob

    Hi!

    Awesome spot for a family vacation.You covered the restaurants and hotels. Hotels seem pricey, but after all, it is a beach town. You mentioned the best time to visit, how bad is the traffic there in the summertime? Any good B & B’s in the area? I love the ocean and being outdoors. Very informative. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You will get traffic that will be like rush hour traffic.  The best B&B in Bethany Beach is Addy Sea.  The Addy Sea is a historic ocean front inn offering unique guest rooms.  They have a 5 star rating and do only accept adult guests over 21.  I’m glad you enjoyed Bob.  Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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  16. LineCowley

    Bethany Beach sounds like my type of beach destination, your coastal home away from home. I have a nephew that lives in Delaware, and we are planning on doing a bit of a road trip and to visit them. So Bethany Beach sounds like the perfect place for us to stay. He has 4 kids so I can see there are lots of things we can do with them as well. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome!  Please let me know if you need any additional information and thanks for visiting my Bethany Beach Hotels Oceanfront guide.

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  17. David

    Oh what a post to wet the travellers appetite. 
    I enjoy finding new destinations and researching them almost as much as the actual trip, and now I want to go to Bethany beach and 5 minutes ago I didn’t even know it existed.

    Can’t wait to read some more and plan our trip to the States when we’re allowed to travel freely again.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you are ready!  I know we are open here in the U.S.   Not sure if there is a travel ban for specific countries or not.  Glad you enjoyed your visit to beach travel destinations.

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