Skip to content

Best parks in Bethany Beach

Park
“Fenwick Island State Park is a serene place to spend the day outdoors with so many opportunities for sunbathing, fishing, windsurfing and more. Tucked along the southern edge of the state, Fenwick Island’s many quiet beach homes and relaxing inns offer a different vibe and a respite from the crowded fervor of the town’s neighbor across the state line, Ocean City, Maryland.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Great for an evening walk to catch the sunset over the bay. Miles of trails for walking.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“When it comes to fun on the water, this is one Delaware destination that has it all. On its eastern side, Delaware Seashore State Park has 6 miles of ocean coastline and dunes, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, fishing or just chilling out. Right across the Coastal Highway to the west, the park faces Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, both beloved by boaters and both great spots for all types of watersports, from paddleboarding to jet-skiing to water-skiing. On the ocean side of the 2,825-acre park, the two guarded swimming areas feature modern bathhouses with showers, changing rooms, snacks and beach-gear rental. Anglers love the park for its drive-on surf-fishing beaches (permit required), and also find plenty of good catches along the banks of the Indian River Inlet. The park’s Indian River Marina offers many services for boaters. Just north of the Indian River Inlet on the ocean side, the park has one of the few designated areas in the state for surfing. On the bayside, windsurfing and sailing (as well as crabbing and clamming) are popular pursuits. Away from the water, the action continues: Two picnic pavilions are available for family cookouts, and special programs, such as bay seining and marsh hikes, are held throughout the summer. In July, be sure to check out the popular Sandcastle Contest, where amateur contestants work their artful skills in sand. There’s so much to do at Delaware Seashore State Park that many visitors choose to stay throughout their trip, settling in at the recently updated camping areas near the Inlet, or reserving one of the Cottages at Indian River Marina, located on the north shore of the Indian River Inlet.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“check out the beaches here....bathhouses and a fantastic new "Big Chill" restaurant with breath taking views of the ocean and shoreline on the east and the bay to the west.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
  • 1 local recommends
Park
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Literally right outside our back door. Great trail for walking and biking. Great for an after-dinner walk or morning jog. Leads to Atlantic Avenue take a left and you can head into Bethany Beach or grab the trolley into town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Best ocean beach closest to the townhome. There are bathrooms and a lifeguard. Get their early (especially on weekends) because it fills up!”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“at the end of Hickman Road 1.7 miles away from home. Miles of trails, great for biking or walking.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“A fantastic state park with plenty of beach access. Enjoy the bay side or the ocean side. Definitely plan to accommodate traffic in the summer time.”
  • 2 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
Campground
“one of several Delaware state locations. www.delaware.org and then to the state parks to see all that is around us. there is an awesome trial on hickman drive, near the grocery store. ”
  • 1 local recommends