Bethany Beach

​Whatever you enjoy doing on vacation, you can do it here in The Quiet Resorts. Bicycle on well-marked lanes along the coast and countryside, kayak or sail on the ocean or bay, or tee off on one of our championship golf courses. For more relaxing outdoor activities, fish or crab from a tranquil pier, or grab a book and relax on our pristine beaches. 

Top Attractions and Events


Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

 - April. All routes start and end in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 30-, 50-mile, Metric Century & Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. Continue with the Tour After Party with music, food vendors, door prizes, and more! 

Poseidon Festival

 - May. On the bandstand. Celebrate the sea with island-inspired entertainment while learning to prepare for potential coastal emergencies. 

Seaside Craft Show

 - June. A Juried fine craft show featuring 100+ vendors in downtown Bethany. 

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral

 - September.This "quirky" Jazz Funeral tradition is family-friendly, free to the public, and you can even dress in costume for the occasion. The combined forces of three bands, including the Dixie Cats, the Downtown Dixieland Band, and the Jazz Funeral Irregulars, provide the entertainment. These New Orleans-style Dixieland Bands help Bethany bid a "Fond Farewell to Summer" and are part of the procession that carries a casket with a mannequin representing "Summer" to its final resting place at the Boardwalk Bandstand.

Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

 - September. Features jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, photography, basketry, woodworking, and much more! More than 100 juried artists, both local and from around the country, display their works of art along the bandstand and boardwalk areas as well as the street festival areas in downtown Bethany Beach.

Bethany Beach Heritage Trail and Map

Fire and Ice Festival

 January. Ice sculptors, ice skating, bonfires, live music, culinary demonstrations, and more!