Things to do in Bethany Beach Southern Delaware is a wonderful place to visit. Here you can enjoy beautiful ocean sunrises and gorgeous bay view sunsets. When most coastal towns are summer seasonal, we are alive with activities during every season of the year. Eastern shore beaches are a treasure all year long. Whether you are sunning yourself, reading a book or going for a nice long walk, our beaches are beautiful throughout every season. Delaware also has a Beer & Wine Trail. Just download the app “Delaware on Tap” and discover a whole new side of The First State. Delaware may be the second smallest state, but we’ve got a lot going on. Enjoy one of our 17 State Parks, or a town festival, Restaurant Week, live music, Farmer’s Markets or a live performance at one of our many theaters. Delaware has the best of everything and something for everyone. Salisbury House is conveniently located just 2 miles from quaint Bethany Beach and 20 miles south of Historic Lewes or 15 miles north of Ocean City, Maryland. Beautiful Assateague Island National Park, where the wild ponies roam, lies just 25 miles south. A quick 18-mile ride southwest you’ll find Berlin, Maryland, Main Street USA, voted one of “The Best Small Towns in America.” There is so much packed into this corner of Delmarva’s Eastern Shore. Come visit, any season, and discover Delaware for yourself. Map of Things To Do In Bethany Beach Click on any orange dot on the map to learn more Local Summer Details May 15 – September 15Pay to Park DowntownWarm to Hot Days, 80°F – 95° FWarm nightsMany touristsBusy with traffic A Sampling Of Things To Do:Beaches – Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick, Ocean CityBoardwalks – Rehoboth, Bethany, Ocean CityFarmer’s MarketsKayaking/SOP/Windsurfing/ParasailingBoatingPilates & Yoga on the beachMiniature golf/water-parks/arcadesBeer & Wine TrailDolphin Watching – either on a Cruise or from the beachLive Music & Arts at the Freeman StageSand Castle Contest – Rehoboth, Bethany, DeweyLewes Garden TourRehoboth Veg FestLewes Sea Glass FestivalBandstand Concerts – Lewes, Rehoboth, BethanyMovies on the beach – Fenwick, Bethany, DeweyBerlin Peach Festival – August Local Fall Details September 16 – November 30Free Parking DowntownWarm days, 70°-80° FCool nightsMinimal touristsMinimal traffic A Sampling Of Things To Do:Hiking & Biking TrailsBeach timeAssateague Island National Park, seeing the wild ponies Beer & Wine TrailFarmer’s MarketsKayak Eco-Tours and Full Moon ToursGolf – over a dozen beautiful courses within a short driveOcean City Beer & Wine FestivalFiddler’s Festival – Berlin, MD, late SeptemberRehoboth Jazz Festival – OctoberOcean City Sunfest – late SeptemberOcean City Kite Festival – OctoberBethany Beach Arts Festival – SeptemberMilton Lady Bug Music Festival – SeptemberRehoboth Garlic Festival October Fest – Ocean City and LewesDewey Music Festival – SeptemberRehoboth Sea Witch Festival – OctoberLewes Boat Parade and Maritime Festival National Folk Festival – Salisbury, MD, SeptemberRehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival – November Local Winter Details December 1 – February 28Free Parking DowntownCool – cold days, 30° – 50° FCold nightsNo touristsMinimal traffic Occasional snow A Sampling Of Things To Do:Tree Lighting – Bethany, Lewes, Rehoboth, BerlinHoliday Parades Winter Fest of Lights – Ocean City and LewesIce Skating – Ocean City at Carousel HotelNew Year’s Day Polar PlungesWinter Specials at Local RestaurantsBeer & Wine TrailOcean City NYE FireworksMilton Holly Festival – DecemberProductions at Local Theaters – Clear Space, Dickens Parlor, Milton Theater, and the Performing Arts in Ocean CityWine Pairing Dinners at local restaurants Local Spring Details March 1 – May 14Free Parking DowntownWarm – cool days, 50° – 75° FChilly nightsMinimal touristsMinimal traffic Occasional snow A Sampling Of Things To Do:Beach timeHiking and Biking TrailsGreat off-season Restaurant specialsBeer & Wine TrialsEnjoy a live show at a local theaterOcean City Restaurant Week – MarchRehoboth Bridal Show – MarchBoardwalk Arts Festival – RehobothOcean City Springfest – Early MayLewes Tulip Festival – AprilOcean City St. Patrick’s Day ParadeHenlopen Kite Festival – March/AprilChocolate Festival – Rehoboth Our small town of Bethany Beach has a very unique historical landmark. It’s a must see …. the famous totem pole of “Chief Little Owl.”It’s a 24 foot statue standing on the corner of Coastal Highway – Route 1, and Garfield Avenue – Route 26. The totem pole has stood there since 1976 and originally created by Peter Wolf Toth, a Hungarian born American sculptor.The sculpture, #22, was donated to Bethany Beach as part of the “Trail of the Whispering Giants.” There are more than 50 wooden sculptures of famous Indians/Native Americans, designed and donated to at least every state in the US and some in Canada, too. Sculpture #21, “Maryland’s Inlet Indian,” is located in Ocean City, Maryland, just 15 miles from Bethany.