When on a family vacation to Bethany Beach in Delaware, consider a stay in one of many Bethany Beach house rentals. You'll be close to all the top family-friendly activities the area has to offer, plus you'll be able to relax in style at the accommodations of your choice. Bethany Beach is a small town situated in Sussex County. This quiet, seaside resort area boasts of a short boardwalk for meandering strolls, wide sandy beaches, restaurants, shops and quaint Bethany Beach vacation homes. Delaware Seashore State Park, a 6-mile-long barrier island, is located just to the north, offering family-friendly recreational opportunities for vacationers.
Delaware Seashore State Park
This pristine state park stretches nearly 3,000 acres, offering plenty of water sports and beaching activities for those who flock to its shores. Swimming and sunbathing are real treats here, with plenty of bathhouses complete with showers and changing rooms, snacks and rentals for umbrellas, chairs and rafts. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, Delaware Seashore State Park is also ideal for boating and fishing. Stop in at the Indian River Marina for detailed information on a variety of boating services.
Ride the Surf, Take a Sail
If you're into surfing, windsurfing and sailing, you're in luck as well. Ride the waves, or take your 4-wheel drive onto the beach via dune crossings to go surf fishing. The shallow bays are ideal for water sports like windsurfing, or try your hand at clamming and crabbing. Kids love to explore tide pools for sea life. Take a nature walk on Burton's Island for impressive salt march views. Also at the state park are 2 picnic pavilions where you can take a break and have a bite to eat while enjoying the view. Enjoy watching the Sandcastle Contest in July, or participate in a seasonal marsh hike program.
Take in Some History
Need a break from the sun? Head to one of many area museums. The Bethany Beach History Museum, located within Town Hall, showcases memorabilia and photographs from Bethany Beach. It's free, making for an affordable little excursion. Check out the Bethany Beach Nature Center and Conservation Area, a 1/2 mile west of the beach area, or try the Anna Hazzard Museum in Rehoboth Beach to view artifacts, history and photographs from this area. It's also free. Take a side trip to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, just 8 miles from Bethany. Built in 1858, this 87-foot lighthouse is free to tour.
Whether you want to spend most of your time outdoors or indoor, your trip to Bethany Beach will be a fun way to spend time with family. Use Vamoose.com's sort-and-filter feature to find the type of lodging you want. Search by location, home size and amenities.