10 Things to Do in Bethany Beach before Summer Ends

Cap Off Your Summer with these Bethany Beach Activities

Fall is just around the corner. Before the leaves begin to change and the temperatures drop, make the most of what’s left of summer in Bethany Beach and nearby Fenwick Island. Here are our top 10 things to do before summer ends.

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  1. Hit the Beach One Last Time

A trip to Bethany Beach is best capped off by spending some time in the surf and sand. Visit “The Quiet Resorts area” for a day of fun on the water and in the sand. Even though school is back in session, a summer weekend is the perfect time to bring the whole family out for one last day at the beach.

  1. Make a Splash at Thunder Lagoon Water Park

For a just-as-refreshing break from the ocean, visit Thunder Lagoon Water Park in Fenwick Island. Cruise along the 400-foot lazy river or enjoy the water rides, slides and more at Thunder Lagoon. Let the little ones splash in the 800-square-foot kiddie pool while the older kids and adults race down the Black Hole body slide. Thunder Lagoon’s summer season sends Friday, Sept. 4.

  1. Stroll along the Boardwalk

While the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is accessible year-round, some of its nearby activities, attractions, restaurants and shops close after the summer. To match the quaint allure of the beach, the Bethany Beach Boardwalk is a shorter boardwalk with lots of charm. The .38-mile-long boardwalk maintains a bygone old-fashioned appeal. This may be your last chance to indulge in your favorite boardwalk bites and listen to live music at the Bethany Beach Bandstand.

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Bethany Beach Boardwalk

  1. Experience Fenwick Island’s Water Sports

The Delaware coastline is the perfect destination for thrilling watersports. Whether you choose surfing, jet skiing, paddling, parasailing or one of the other exciting watersports, you’re sure to enjoy your time on the water.

Island Watersports, located in Fenwick Island, is the largest water sports complex in the area. Rent a pontoon boat to relax or race across the waves on a jet ski. Whatever you choose, Island Watersports is sure to have a rental for you.

  1. Catch a Show at The Freeman Stage

Located in nearby Selbyville, The Freeman State is a seasonal, open-air performance venue. During the summer season, The Freeman Stage hosts an array of performances including dance, music, theater and children’s shows. The final event at The Freeman Stage will be the Arts & Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 14.

  1. Have a Meal Outside

The warm weather in Bethany Beach beckons you outside for a number of activities. Why not also enjoy a meal outside? Restaurants in Bethany Beach emphasize the area’s laidback atmosphere while serving up delicious meals. Before the summer season ends, enjoy your breakfast, lunch or dinner on an outdoor patio. You’ll not only have a great meal but also a fantastic view of beach.

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  1. Enjoy a Drink at a Beach Front Bar

It’s not just eating you can do under the summer sunshine. Bethany Beach and nearby Fenwick Island also have several bars with large outdoor patios where you can enjoy locally brewed craft beer, glass of wine or frozen cocktail. Along with fantastic drinks, many of these bars also boast fun lawn games, fantastic views and live music. These drinking venues can be perfect for the whole family, including your pets.

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Big Chill Beach Club

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  1. Hit the Links

Summon your inner Jack Nicklaus and tee off at one of the many first-rate courses near Bethany Beach. There are several public courses in the area, each with a distinctive layout and atmosphere. The natural beauty of this area shines through at all area courses, providing a serene environment for total relaxation.

Bear Trap Dunes in nearby Ocean View boasts 27 holes, situated on beautiful terrain, that are perfect for both amateurs and masters alike. Farther south in Selbyville, Bayside Resort Golf Club offers three distinct golfing experiences that you won’t want to miss.

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  1. Spend the Day Fenwick Island State Park

Explore a different side to the Bethany-Fenwick area by visiting Fenwick Island State Park. Discover all this 344-acre state park, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay, has to offer. Ride horseback, hike, fish, kayak, surf and swim in this natural setting.

While you’re at Fenwick Island State Park, rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard from Coastal Kayak. You’ll love relaxing on the water or spotting wildlife during one of their eco-tours.

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  1. Have Some Fun on a Budget

Have some free fun before summer is over when you visit Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. There are a number of exciting things to do that won’t break the bank. Catch a concert at the bandstand or explore the exhibits and artifacts at the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. Save even more money by browsing our coupons.

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Bethany Beach 10 Best

Bethany Beach Named One of the 10 Best Uncrowded Atlantic Beaches

The Delaware Beaches have several destinations to enjoy some quality relaxation by the water. The Bethany Beach-Fenwick Island area is known as “the quiet resorts” thanks to the pristine beaches, peaceful inland bays, wooded parks and more locales for relaxation. Bethany Beach was recently named on of USA Today’s 10 Best “Uncrowded Beaches on the Atlantic Ocean.”

The USA Today 10 Best is a ranking accumulated by online readers. Bethany Beach earned the votes thanks to the area’s peaceful beach. Escape the hustle and bustle of nearby Rehoboth Beach for a more serene escape to Bethany Beach.

Things to Do in Bethany Beach

There’s so much to do in Bethany Beach, aside from relaxing on the uncrowded beaches. The tranquil resort town is known not only for its uncrowded, family-friendly beach, but also for the area’s shopping, dining scene and water activities.

Bethany Beach boardwalk

Once you’re finished unwinding in the sand, explore more of Bethany Beach’s pristine environments. Coastal Kayak offers kayak and paddleboard tours through some of the Delaware coast’s waterways. Book one of the eco tours to get a closer look at area wildlife and the natural environment.

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For family-friendly fun on land, head to Captain Jack’s Pirate Golf. Captain Jack’s is the only mini golf course in Bethany Beach. The pirate-themed course offers fun for all ages. Be sure to also talk a walk on the old-fashioned Bethany Beach Boardwalk. While the Bethany Beach Boardwalk does not offer any amusement-style rides and carnival games, you can find quintessential beach shops, eateries and a bandstand.

If you’re hungry for more than just boardwalk bites, Bethany Beach has several fantastic restaurants that provide not just a great meal, but also a beautiful view. Big Chill Beach Club is one of Bethany Beach’s most popular restaurants, serving filling boardwalk-inspired food, refreshing cocktails and unmatched views. Be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to Candy Kitchen.

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