Ultimate Guide to Bethany Beach, DE

Bethany Beach is known for its quiet, quintessential beach town atmosphere, making it an excellent choice for family and friends to relax and have fun. Check out Ropewalk Bethany’s ultimate guide for things to do in Bethany Beach, DE!

Things to Do in Bethany Beach


The Town of Bethany hosts events throughout the year, including the Poseidon Festival for Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-28. This annual event is a fun ocean-themed, family-friendly festival with island-themed live music, pirates and mermaids, a marine science program for kids, and more! 

Visit Bethany for the 17th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show on Saturday, June 3, from 10 am to 4:30 pm on the Boardwalk. Sponsored by the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee, the curated crafts show features various vendors. Shop, browse, and chat with artists while listening to the Joe Baione Trio’s live music. 

Drinks & Food

For lunch, happy hour, or dinner with a view, then look no further than Ropewalk Bethany. With ocean views, sip your cocktail on the deck and enjoy appetizers like seared ahi tuna, crab cake egg rolls, and bada bing shrimp. 


After lunch, stroll downtown and pop in and out of shops like Bethany Beach Books for a beach read, Bethany Surf Shop for a new bathing suit or t-shirt, and souvenir stores for some tax-free shopping.


Bethany Beach has a great local art scene, so browse one of the many art galleries to find one-of-a-kind. Just outside of downtown Bethany in Ocean View, DE, you’ll find a place to spend a rainy day being creative in one of the many art classes at Raye of Light Studio. These locally-made pieces are perfect for decorating your beach home or giving as gifts.


Coastal Delaware’s biking trails are expanding and there are many places to bike in Bethany Beach, DE. Bike up and down Route 1 past the Delaware Seashore State Park or go slightly inland to the Indian River Bay area to Holts Landing State Park. Bikers of all levels will enjoy riding through the coastal area. 


If you prefer spending your time in the sun, grab a book and a beach chair and relax on the beach. Bethany Beach is known nationally as one of the best beaches and beach towns, and it truly does not disappoint. Grab a book and a beach chair and relax on the beach. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean and warm up in the sunshine.

Make plans to visit Ropewalk Bethany for a delicious meal overlooking the ocean. View our menu and call to make reservations.