Looking for quiet and relaxation? Pack up and go to Bethany, which offers some of the best beach homes in Delaware.
Bethany Beach has been a major mid-Atlantic seaside attraction since the turn of the 20th century. Although the town's population is only around 1,000, over 15,000 vacationers flock to Bethany during the summer months for its sandy beaches, boardwalk and restaurants. Buying a home in Bethany is a great choice for a second, summertime residence or for people who yearn for a quiet life near the coast all year long.
Open on Sundays from 8am till noon June 15 through August 31, the farmer's market is the go-to place for organic produce, flowers and other locally sourced items. The market takes pride that all their growers are also their neighbors.
Hit the Beach
Relax with a book while you watch the kids dig in the sand or challenge yourself to work up a sweat. The town hosts yoga, Pilates and Zumba classes on the beach, and many people sail, water ski, parasail and go crabbing. Music lovers will appreciate the free entertainment at the Boardwalk Bandstand every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.
Rainy Day Activities
Like many communities with beach homes in Delaware, Bethany offers options for when the weather is less than perfect. Arcades, mini-golf and go-karting are all nearby. The Bethany Beach Nature Center, also a family favorite, is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm for children's stories and activities.