Things to do in Bethany Beach, Delaware (with Map & Photos)

Bethany Beach is a United City in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. According to the 2010 Census Bureau, the city's population is 1,060; however, during the summer months, an additional 15,000 people inhabit the city as holidaymakers. It is part of the Salisbury Metropolitan Statistical Area, Maryland, USA.

Bethany Beach, South Bethany and Fenwick Island are widely known as the "Quiet Resorts". Bethany Beach's reputation as a "quiet" place is enhanced by the presence of Delaware Seahore State Park, located north of the city.

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Bethany Beach

Despite its small size, Bethany Beach contains the usual summer seaside resort attractions, including the short Joseph Olson Boardwalk, a wide, sandy beach, motels, restaurants and holiday homes. Since Bethany Beach is not on a barrier island, residential areas continue some distance west of the city boundaries.


Bethany Beach is located at 38 ° 32′22 ″ N, 75 ° 03′19 ″ W. (38.5395564, -75.0551807). The town is bordered on the north beach park in Delaware and a salt pond in the east - the Atlantic Ocean, on the south - South Bethany, and in the west - with a view to the ocean.

Bethany Beach is home to a variety of wildlife, including sand sharks. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km 2 ), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km 2 ) - is a land and 0.04 square miles (0, 10 km 2 ) (1.71%). water.


To the east, the city is completely bordered by free public beaches, which are seasonally guarded by professional lifeguards known as Bethany Beach Patrol. The 30-member Beach Patrol is on duty daily from Memorial Day weekends to Labor Day and on weekends in September. Bethany Beach has an 800m stretch of private beach owned by the Sea Colony.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and usually mild to cool winters. Bethany Beach has a humid subtropical climate, referred to as Cfa for climate maps, according to the Köppen climate classification system.

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