Home > Beach Towns > Bethany Beach

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

Weather Image

THIS AFTERNOON - Mostly Cloudy

Hi: 55° | Lo: 49°
Wind: NNE 10 MPH
Humidity: 56%
SATURDAY
Weather Image
Rain
Hi: 59° | Lo: 45°
80% POP
SUNDAY
Weather Image
Chance Of Rain
Hi: 51° | Lo: 41°
30% POP
MONDAY
Weather Image
Sunny
Hi: 59° | Lo: 49°
TUESDAY
Weather Image
Partly Sunny
Hi: 61° | Lo: 55°
WEDNESDAY
Weather Image
Cloudy
Hi: 65° | Lo: 55°

Bethany Beach Events

Bethany Beach Restaurants

NameLocationPhone
Armonds Chicago PizzeriaBethany 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
Chalkboard Tavern Bar & GrilleBethany Beach, DE302-539-7482
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
Isabella'sBethany Beach, DE302-539-3700
Kingston GrilleBethany Beach, DE302-539-1588
Magnolia'sBethany Beach, DE302-539-5671
Mango'sBethany Beach, De302-537-6621
Matteo's Salsa LocoBethany Beach, DE302-541-4911
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
Ray Ray's Snack ShackBethany Beach, De302-537-7373
Seaside GrilleBethany Beach, DE302-539-4415
SedonaBethany Beach, DE302-539-1200
Surf's UpBethany Beach, DE302-539-5742

Bethany Beach Shopping

NameLocationPhone
All Out SportsBethany Beach, DE302-537-1993
Bethany Beach BooksBethany Beach, DE302-539-2522
Bethany Surf ShopBethany Beach, DE302-539-6400
FishtalesBethany Beach, DE302-539-7676
Gems By The Shore LLCBethany Beach, DE302-539-6151
Handbags Etc.Bethany Beach, DE302-537-7040
JapanesqueBethany Beach, DE302-539-2311
Made By Hand International CooperativeBethany Beach, DE302-539-6335
Rose GardenBethany Beach, DE302-539-5288
Rose GardenBethany Beach, DE302-539-5288

Bethany Beach Lodging

NameLocationPhone
Addy Sea InnBethany Beach, DE302-539-3707
Bethany Arms Motel ApartmentsBethany 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
Summer Place CondominiumsBethany Beach, De302-539-5009
Westward Pines MotelBethany Beach, De302-752-4962

Bethany Beach Real Estate

Photo
Completely renovated. Sold furnished-move in condition.
Photo
Lowest price WATERFRONT in Heron Bay. Rarely used. Top of the line finishes. Two fireplaces. Finished fourth floor. Elevator.
Photo
Fantastic Salt Pond View- right for renovation Two bedroom, two bath townhouse located in the Villas of Bethany West just off Rt 26. This development has basketball courts, outdoor pool, outdoor tennis, playground and tot playground
Photo
Great In town lot and Ready to Sell!!! - not in the flood zone with a 3 block walk to beach. Ready to build immediately. Call us to discuss this property. Major Price Reduction. Cheapest and Closest Lot available to the beach for under $1,5 mil. Walk to Beach, Town, Library. Nice Setting in Trees. Grading complete, ready to build.
Photo
Perfect for the tennis enthusiast. Steps to the courts and pool. Never rented. Great condition. Ready to move into for the summer's enjoyment.

Additional Bethany Beach Resources

Bethany Beach, Delaware Comments