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Bethany Beach in the Winter?

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Bethany Beach in the Winter?

Hi everyone!

Just moved to Reston, VA from Seattle and thinking of taking the family to Bethany Beach for the weekend, since I hear it's one of the closer beaches to our area. How is it in the Winter? Are there activities for in the town?


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1. Re: Bethany Beach in the Winter?

I think Rehoboth probably has more open than Bethany.Any of the beach communities from Lewes to Ocean City are about the same distance from you.

Wilmington, Delaware
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2. Re: Bethany Beach in the Winter?

Hi! We have a page on our website of things to do at Delaware's beaches during the winter. Enjoy your stay! https:/…

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3. Re: Bethany Beach in the Winter?

Delaware beaches are pretty quiet in the winter. You might want to check the event calendar to coincide with a festival or something. Rehoboth Beach Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce has a good event calendar.

By the way, Bethany is teeny tiny. The boardwalk is 1/4 mile. The town is like four blocks. It makes Rehoboth look large (RB is one square mile).

Edited: 12 January 2018, 23:10
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4. Re: Bethany Beach in the Winter?

There isn’t much open- in Bethany Beach however it’s slowly becoming a year- round destination. Summer it’s the best because- family and pet friendly beach town. If you’re thinking of staying in Bethany Beach for a wk or the whole summer- book early and make reservations at restaurants- restaurants fill up very quickly.

Winter- So Lewes and Rehoboth both excellent with a lot more open.

In my opinion- Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach, VA it’s tad too kitschy- more for teens & adults- a lot more geared toward them.

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5. Re: Bethany Beach in the Winter?

Sea Colony is awesome- we have stayed with Airbnb and my husband’s parents recently- purchased a condo at the Edgewater house. Great building and The condos on the beach over by Annapolis House are worth checking out. A lot to on the resort- pools, beach, gym and in the summer - you can take the trolley to visit other pools, tennis center and other indoor gyms and pool. There are camps for children.

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