Bethany Beach, Delaware, Beach Rules & Regulations

Beach Rules

  • No tents, canopies, tarps, or cabanas. Standard upright umbrellas and baby tents (no larger than three (3') feet high by four (4') feet wide by five (5') feet long and without grounding wires or ropes that extend beyond the perimeter of the device) are allowed
  • No smoking or vaping unless in a designated smoking area
  • No ball playing, tossing objects, kites, or fishing during lifeguard hours
  • No alcoholic beverages or glass containers
  • No boats or vehicles on beach
  • No dogs May 15 through September 30
  • No fires
  • No littering
  • Beach closed to public from 1:00 am to 5:00 am daily
  • No sleeping on beach from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am
  • No digging large holes in sand

Boardwalk Rules

  • No dogs May 15 through September 30
  • No bikes, except from 6:00 am to 9:00 am daily
  • No roller skates, skateboards, motor bikes, or motorcycles
  • No littering
  • No tossing objects
  • No kites
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • Juvenile Curfew in effect from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
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