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Bethany Beach Boardwalk

Garfield Parkway & Oceanfront, Bethany Beach, DE
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We love Bethany's boardwalk. It's small, quaint and very peaceful. Crowds are moderate and mainly... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
A beautiful, small town boardwalk

This is a quaint area, and the boardwalk was not crowded. We enjoyed the shops and nearby... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Garfield Parkway & Oceanfront, Bethany Beach, DE
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We love Bethany's boardwalk. It's small, quaint and very peaceful. Crowds are moderate and mainly friendly. Take a nice walk up and down the boardwalk with an ice cream in one hand and my beautiful wife's hand in the other..

Thank BobMcGowan
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint area, and the boardwalk was not crowded. We enjoyed the shops and nearby restaurants very much. A nice change of pace from Ocean City.

Thank MG142
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't beat the setting for free concerts during the summer on friday, saturday and sunday nights. The ocean at your back and looking into the sunset while listening to a great variety of entertainment. Did I say its free?

2  Thank pgpat52
Reviewed 1 week ago

The boardwalk in Bethany is filled with unique shops and great places to eat. My favorites are The Parkway for dinner, and for lunch a crab cake from Turtle Beach Cafe!

Thank mgray12425
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very pleasantly surprised with this boardwalk. It was small, but very clean, even the bathrooms were clean. Even though it's on the small side, it had everything you needed. A much better and safer boardwalk than Ocean City, especially for families with younger...More

Thank Jennifer7707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for something with amusements and miles of walking this place is not for you. The boardwalk is only a few blocks long with a few small shops and a bandstand. But that is its charm.

Thank susiejazz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit Bethany beach, staying at the residence inn right on the beach. This town is. It dog friendly. Don't be mistaken. The hotel allows dogs with an exorbitant pet fee, plus a separate "cleaning" fee. The beach and boardwalk are not open...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bethany Beach Boardwalk is perfect for those who want a fun atmosphere with all of the traditional boardwalk favorites - ice cream, souvenier shops, etc. without the carnival attractions. Im sure the fact that there are no bars on the boardwalk is not by...More

Thank nancy c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most boardwalks are permeated with powder sugar from funnel cakes or some other beach food. Bethany Beach is not! Better yet, its not cluttered with garbage. The summer weekends have a full schedule of entertainment, sometimes local and sometimes military bands or like last night,...More

Thank Gregory F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bethany Beach boardwalk is .38 miles long, about 8 blocks. From the boardwalk, you can access public Beaches with lifeguards on duty from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Public restrooms at Garfield Parkway bandstand only. A quiet town with a child on every blanket.

Thank Karen L
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Sue P
2 April 2017|
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Response from Julie P | Reviewed this property |
No. This area is not dog friendly in the summer months. The beach is not dog friendly. I'd say that the entire town of Bethany beach is not dog friendly. Won't visit here again.
27 October 2016|
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Response from srwilliford | Reviewed this property |
There is a coffee shop, however, most of the shops close during the late Fall and Winter.
Ester L
12 July 2016|
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Response from pviii2015 | Reviewed this property |
There are foot showers about every block along the boardwalk.