South Bethany is a well-kept seaside secret in Delaware. With long sandy beaches perfect for surfing, boating, and fishing, plus being a easy town to cycle and walk around, South Bethany is a charming summer destination.
Start with a meander down the South Bethany Boardwalk, running along half a mile above the beach. The beach itself has white sand, is backed by dunes and boasts clear waters perfect for swimming. Bethany Beach Nature Center is fun to wander if you're looking for a bit more nature and want to see interesting birds up-close.
Over in the town there are numerous shops, bars, and restaurants. Visitors can easily rent bikes, surfboards and other water sport equipment here. Kayaking in nearby town Fenwick Island is popular with the 244-acre Fenwick Island State Park famous for its shoreline and activities.
Summer has the best beach atmosphere complete with fun 4th July celebrations, a Seafood and Art Festival, and a carnival. Off-season is perhaps better for kayaking as there are fewer crowds at the beach.