The Story of Bethany Beach


We present to you … Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach will forever hold a special place in my heart. Like the majority of people who interact with the town, my first memories of Bethany were family vacations every summer as a youth. My grandmother had access to a timeshare in town...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:33pm

Bethany Beach boardwalk and house of Capt. Ebe T. Chandler, Aug. 1925.

Over the centuries Bethany Beach has always been a 'Quiet Resort'

Many think of Bethany Beach’s beginnings as stemming from the establishment of a summer camp for what is now known as the National City Christian Church by F.D. Powers in 1901.

“Bethany Beach didn’t start when the folks came from...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:32pm

Peace and quiet are two of the major draws Bethany Beach enjoys.

The 'Quiet Resort'

More than 100 years after its founding, Bethany Beach remains, as the Town itself notes in its historical information, “a haven of rest for quiet people.” While the temporary camp sites and early beachfront homes have been washed away with the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 3:03pm

Chief Little Owl

Chief Little Owl: The story of the Bethany totem pole

Just as totems have served as symbols for different groups of people throughout the world, the Bethany landmark, also known as Chief Little Owl, has served as a symbol for the town and its residents, as well.

The 24-foot statue at the...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:56pm

In the summer of 2014, construction began on Bethany's newest hotel, Bethany Beach Ocean Suites, located right on the boardwalk. This image shows the southwestern side of the two-building business.

Keeping the 'Quiet Resort' quiet: Bethany must balance popularity with Mother Nature

Here at the edge of the Atlantic and the 21st century, Bethany Beachers like their town today. On the streets, they praise its beauty and safety.

“I love the beach, I love it here. My family is here,” said Roger Knox, a sentiment that...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 12:53pm