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South Bethany

South Bethany: The "Venice of Delaware"

Nestled between Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island in the heart of the “Quiet Resorts”, South Bethany is a tranquil and almost entirely residential beach community known for its beautiful homes and pristine beaches. With over a mile of sandy oceanside shoreline and five miles of bayside canals, South Bethany is an ideal community for beachgoers and boaters alike, and is just a short drive from the more action-packed communities of Ocean City, MD and Dewey Beach. Come explore the luxurious lifestyle of South Bethany… and find your dream beach getaway.

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Why Do Residents Choose South Bethany?


Plenty of Fun to Be Found

It’s all about the beach lifestyle in South Bethany. If you’re looking for events, entertainment, and action, you’re only a short drive from Dewey Beach (to the north) and Ocean City, MD (to the south), but here in South Bethany, it’s peace, quiet, and sand between your toes.

The Town of South Bethany does offer a few events throughout the year, like a Safe Boating Class, a St. Patrick’s Pot Luck, and even Town Birthday celebrations.

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Tons of Outdoor Recreation

If you’re not at the beach in South Bethany, you’re probably out on the boat. South Bethany is comprised partially of a 5-mile network of canals ideal for boating, paddling, fishing, and crabbing. What’s more, the canals offer direct access to the Little Assawoman Bay and the Assawoman Wildlife Refuge. From there, the adventure is truly endless… south to the Assawoman Bay, Isle of Wight Bay, out to the open ocean, or north along the Assawoman Canal to Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay.

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Breathtaking Coastal Beauty

Sandwiched between Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park, South Bethany is a haven of peace, quiet, and breathtaking shoreline—so it’s no surprise it’s touted as one of Delware’s best-kept secrets… and its best beaches. Seventeen public access walkways lead to South Bethany’s wide, expansive, and clean sandy beaches for endless swimming, surfing, volleyball, and so much more.

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Lovely Beach Homes for Sale

Living in South Bethany does come with a bit of a price tag, but bundled into that price is not just the home but also the lifestyle. Many of South Bethany’s homes are within walking distance of the beach, many boast breathtaking beach views, and some are even located directly on the Atlantic Ocean. Many others are situated on deepwater canals with docks and boat lifts, making them ideal homes for boaters. And no matter where in Bethany you live, you’re sure to have stunning views of water or wildlife refuge, and you’re never more than a few minutes from the beach.

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South Bethany at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Dewey Beach: 18 min
Ocean City, MD: 23 min
Millsboro: 34 min
Major Roads: Route 1, Route 26

Quick Facts

Population: 422
County: Sussex
Zip Code: 19930
Median Home Value: $676,500

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