Bethany Beach, Delaware

Bethany Beach, Delaware Bethany is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the inland bays in the southeastern corner of Sussex County; the largest of Delaware's three counties. With miles of pristine beaches, this quiet resort offers an endless variety of year-round and seasonal activities. Although tourism is the primary industry, a balanced business climate prevails throughout the area. A slower pace of life, large expanses of undeveloped area, and the local hospitality make this a home away from home.

It was in 1901 when members of the Christian Church, also known as the Disciples of Christ of the Washington D.C. area and Pennsylvania, founded Bethany Beach. The original idea was not to find a town but to find a suitable tract of land for a permanent yearly seaside assembly for the Christian churches of the country. However, when water, construction, and transportation issues arose, the company in charge of those operations was bought by six Pittsburgh businessmen who were able to turn it around. Those men were W. R. Errett, a lawyer, John M. Addy, a plumber, W.S. Kidd, a steel manufacturer, R.S. Latimer, a tea merchant, Dr. T. E. Cramblet and W.A. Dinker. It wasn't long that Bethany was given its name by H.L. Atkinson, a gentleman who won a nationwide contest and as a prize was given a lot on the beach.

Bethany still reflects the character of the early settlers who were looking for a haven of rest for quiet people. Thus passing on the name "Quiet Resorts" to Bethany Beach and its surrounding areas. As the small town grew over the next hundred decades it became a town built on the tradition of its ancestors. It recently celebrated its 100th birthday with a Centennial Celebration. This once in a lifetime event began on July 4, 2001, in conjunction with the annual Fourth of July Parade and fireworks. The past events that helped create Bethany Beach have created many memorable events for its residents and their families.

Bethany has kept its small town atmosphere without compromising any of the modern amenities or services. Guarded by its famous totem pole, "Chief Little Owl", the town's beaches offer many recreational opportunities, from swimming and surfing in the ocean, to crabbing and fishing along the bay, to everything else one can imagine in between.

Bethany Beach Map

Bethany Beach Weather

Today
June 18 @ 6:55pm
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clear sky
Hi: 88° | Lo: 75°
Wind: SSW @ 7mph
Monday
June 18 @ 11:00pm
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scattered clouds
Hi: 76° | Lo: 73°
Wind: SSW @ 15mph
Tuesday
June 19 @ 2:00am
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clear sky
Hi: 76° | Lo: 74°
Wind: SSW @ 14mph
Tuesday
June 19 @ 5:00am
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few clouds
Hi: 77° | Lo: 75°
Wind: WSW @ 14mph
Tuesday
June 19 @ 8:00am
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few clouds
Hi: 78° | Lo: 78°
Wind: W @ 13mph
Tuesday
June 19 @ 11:00am
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few clouds
Hi: 82° | Lo: 82°
Wind: W @ 11mph

Bethany Beach Events

August 2, 4:00pm - 12:00pm

Bethany Beach

38th Annual Bazaar – August 2 - 4, 2017 Bring your family and friends and enjoy a shopping extravaganza and great food at the 38th Annual! Three large buildings, plus tented areas will sell new and gently used items. Everything from linens, jewelry, Christmas, religious, books, housewares, hand painted items, toys, small appliance, bikes, furniture gardening, outdoor furniture, tools and more. Enjoy a break and relax at the Café for some sausage subs, delicious barbeque, hot dogs and more. Premier Night will be held on Thursday, August 2nd at 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Donation for admission is $5.00 per person. Be sure to get in line early to get the best deals in town on all of your purchases. The Silent Auction will also open that night and run until the closing bell rings at 12 P.M.am Saturday, August 4. The bazaar will continue on Friday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Saturday, August 4th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. This great bazaar will be open to everyone. There will be plenty of raffles giving everyone an opportunity to win cash prizes, a new outdoor wicker set, a “You-Pick-It” raffle and a custom designed an original quilt, “Ships at Sea”. This quilt was designed and made by the quilters of The Parish of Saint Ann’s and was quilted by Catherine Peterson of “Catherine’s Quilting in Selbyville, DE. Question? Email parishofstannbazaar@gmail.com or call 410-790-7669.

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September 8, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Bethany Beach

The 40th Annual Art's Festival in downtown Bethany Beach will be held September 8, 2018, from 10 am - 5 pm. This year's event includes over 100 fine artists featuring paintings, woodwork, metal, clay, baskets, jewelry, porcelain, and more! Saturday, September 8, 2018 Artist Exhibit: 10am - 5pm Silent Auction & Scholarship Voting: 10am - 2pm

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Bethany Beach Restaurants

NameLocationPhone
Armand's Pizza By The SeaBethany Beach, DE302-539-7000
Baja Beach House GrillBethany Beach, DE302-537-9993
Bethany Beach DinerBethany Beach, DE302-541-8017
Bethany Blues BBQ PitBethany Beach, DE302-537-1500
Big Peaches Bar & GrillBethany Beach, DE302-539-2131
Blue Coast Seafood Grill and Fish MarketBethany Beach, DE302-539-7111
Blue CrabBethany Beach, DE302-537-4700
China ExpressBethany Beach, DE302-537-9956
Cottage CafeBethany Beach, DE302-539-8710
DB FriesBethany Beach, DE302-537-0880
Di Febo's Deli & Carry OutBethany Beach, DE302-539-4550
Five Guys Famous Burgers & FriesBethany Beach, DE302-539-3970
Frog House Family RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-539-4500
Grotto PizzaBethany Beach, DE302-537-3278
Mango'sBethany Beach, De302-537-6621
McCabe's Gourmet MarketBethany Beach, DE302-539-8550
Mickey's Family Crab House RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-539-5384
Number 1 Chinese RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-537-5887
Parkway RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-537-7500
Patsy's Gourmet & RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-537-2433
Penguin DinerBethany Beach, DE302-541-8017
Seaside GrilleBethany Beach, DE302-539-4415
Sedona RestaurantBethany Beach, DE302-539-1200
Surf's UpBethany Beach, DE302-539-5742

Bethany Beach Shopping

NameLocationPhone
Bethany Beach BooksBethany Beach, DE302-539-2522
Bethany Surf ShopBethany Beach, DE302-539-6400
FishtalesBethany Beach, DE302-539-7676
JapanesqueBethany Beach, DE302-539-2311
Made By Hand International CooperativeBethany Beach, DE302-539-6335

Bethany Beach Lodging

NameLocationPhone
Addy Sea InnBethany Beach, DE302-539-3707
Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by MarriottBethany Beach, DE302-539-9603
Cedar Breeze Bed & BreakfastBethany Beach, DE302-537-7015
Holiday Inn ExpressBethany Beach, DE302-541-9200
Sea ColonyBethany Beach, DE302-928-8800

Bethany Beach Real Estate

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