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.
Based in D.C., Still Surfin' is a professional Beach Boys tribute band with each member having a unique and extensive musical background. A common love for harmonies and deceivingly difficult arrangements brought them together to perform this timeless, beautiful music suitable for audiences of all ages.
Acclaimed as the "closest thing to the King," this show takes audiences on a musical journey into the concert years when Elvis Presley was the King of Rock & Roll. Garron’s uncanny ability to bring Elvis to life on stage has withstood 20 years in the business and has evolved into a professional act with live musicians, female backup vocalists, and a genuine portrayal of Elvis in the height of his career right down to the scarf serenades and standing ovations.
The 39th Annual Art's Festival in downtown Bethany Beach will be held September 9, 2017 from 10am - 5pm. This year's event will include over 100 fine artists that will be featuring paintings, wood work, metal, clay, baskets, jewelry, porcelain and more! The Chamber has expanded the festival to include more attractions to more parts of the town; such as the Arts & Antiques Tour.
This course is designed to teach prospective real estate agents the theory and principles of real estate. The objectives of this course are to familiarize the student with the basic principles involved in real estate sales, law and mathematics in order to satisfy the mandatory 99 hour educational requirements of the Delaware Real Estate Commission. Graduates of this program will be eligible to take the Delaware Real Estate Licensing Examination for Salespersons. Students have the option of attending the entire 99 hour session or just the Law Portion of the class. Cost: Entire Session - $425.00 Law Portion - $269.00
|Armand's Pizza By The Sea||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-7000|
|Baja Beach House Grill||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-9993|
|Bethany Beach Diner||Bethany Beach, DE||302-541-8017|
|Bethany Blues BBQ Pit||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-1500|
|Big Peaches Bar & Grill||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-2131|
|Blue Coast Seafood Grill and Fish Market||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-7111|
|Blue Crab||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-4700|
|China Express||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-9956|
|Cottage Cafe||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-8710|
|DB Fries||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-0880|
|Di Febo's Deli & Carry Out||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-4550|
|Five Guys Famous Burgers & Fries||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-3970|
|Frog House Family Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-4500|
|Grotto Pizza||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-3278|
|Mango's||Bethany Beach, De||302-537-6621|
|McCabe's Gourmet Market||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-8550|
|Mickey's Family Crab House Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-5384|
|Number 1 Chinese Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-5887|
|Parkway Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-7500|
|Patsy's Gourmet & Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-2433|
|Penguin Diner||Bethany Beach, DE||302-541-8017|
|Seaside Grille||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-4415|
|Sedona Restaurant||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-1200|
|Surf's Up||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-5742|
|Bethany Beach Books||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-2522|
|Bethany Surf Shop||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-6400|
|Fishtales||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-7676|
|Japanesque||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-2311|
|Made By Hand International Cooperative||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-6335|
|Addy Sea Inn||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-3707|
|Bethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn by Marriott||Bethany Beach, DE||302-539-9603|
|Cedar Breeze Bed & Breakfast||Bethany Beach, DE||302-537-7015|
|Holiday Inn Express||Bethany Beach, DE||302-541-9200|
|Sea Colony||Bethany Beach, DE||302-928-8800|