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Bethany Beach
Sussex County, Delaware


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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Bethany Beach is approximately 326 (1990), 1060 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 566 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bethany Beach is 2.943 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.039 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethany Beach to Washington DC is 113 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 49 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethany Beach is positioned 38.53 degrees north of the equator and 75.06 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bethany Beach elevation is 8 feet above sea level.


in southeast Delaware along the coastal area.
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History & History Related Items

on the Atlantic Ocean, Bethany Beach had its start as a place for revival camp meetings. Bethany was founded by members of the Christian Church, also known as the Disciples of Christ, of the Washington D.C. area and Pennsylvania. and was used for revival camp meetings. It is believed that the biblical name came from this fact.

Bethany Beach was founded in the early 1900's. It was incorporated in 1984. Many Christian churches used to have seaside conferences and assemblies here each year. Many of the original cottages built for these events remain in use today. Bethany Beach as well as South Bethany are known as the "quiet resorts."

Here is a history page for Bethany Beach.
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The founding of Bethany Beach


The incorporation of Bethany Beach



Surf fishing and ocean sports are popular here.

Holts Landing State Park
only 8 miles northwest of Bethany Beach has fishing, crabbing, clamming, sailing, boating with launch area, picnicking, playground and more. Call for more information: 302-539-9060

New Years Day Exercise Like the Eskimos, Spring and Fall fishing tournaments, Ocean-to-Bay Bike Tour in the Spring, Arts Festival.
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Bethany Beach City Government

Town of Bethany Beach
P.O. Box 109
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone: (302) 539-8011
FAX (302) 539-8149

Bethany Beach Chamber

Bethany Beach - Fenwick Island Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1450
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone: (302) 539-2100
Toll-free: (800) 962-7873

Bethany Beach Organizations

Bethany Beach - Fenwick Island Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1450
Bethany Beach, DE 19930
Phone: (302) 539-2100
Toll-free: (800) 962-7873

Bethany Beach Libraries

Library page for the Susex County area offers many places to go for library resources with links

Bethany Beach Schools

The children of Bethany Beach attend schools in the Indian River School District

Indian River School District
31 Hoosier St.
Rte. 2, Box 156
Selbyville, DE 19975
Phone: 302-436-1000
Fax: (302) 436-1034
The Indian River School District serves the towns of Selbyville, Frankford, Dagsboro, Gumboro, Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Millsboro and Georgetown. It is one of the largest districts in the state.

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