602 S Ocean Dr south bethany, DE, 19930View Listing
Part of the reason South Bethany and the other “Quiet Resort” towns, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, have been able to maintain a welcome isolation is simple geography. These quieter communities are buffered from the more congested Delaware beach towns of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach to the north, by the wonderfully scenic Delaware Seashore State Park. To the south, Fenwick Island State Park serves as a buffer to the popular Maryland resort town of Ocean City.
Delaware State Route 1 serves as the main artery running that runs straight through the center of town. The highway provides direct access to both the busier beach resort communities to the north and south, as well as to several larger centers in the region. South Bethany is almost entirely residential, so residents will need to travel to either Fenwick Island or Bethany Beach for any necessary supplies. Most don’t mind this inconvenience, if it means South Bethany can maintain its quiet, serene atmosphere.
South Bethany is almost entirely residential, and of that residential property a good percentage are single family homes. The majority of South Bethany real estate adheres to the same classic beach style. These aren’t your basic beach bungalows though - the interiors of these beautifully appointed homes feature a fine design style and a sharp eye for detail.
And what a setting. Even if the property you’re viewing isn’t directly on the beach, you’ll never be far from it. South Bethany takes up residence on a narrow sand bar, the Atlantic side features an idyllic and wide sandy beach, while the protected bay side features 5 miles of canal frontage. It’s a tough choice - you’ll either be on the canal, on the beach or mere minutes from the beach. It’s all about the beach and the ocean in South Bethany!
The lifestyle of Bethany Beach is linked to both the ocean and the sand. As mentioned, a 1-mile stretch of uninterrupted and wide sandy beachfront greets visitors on the oceanfront side. 17 public access walkways make the beach accessible from many different points. Residents here love to boat, fish and swim.
Of course, this section of coastal Delaware is spoiled with a richness of fascinating protected land. Fenwick Island State Park can be accessed in minutes via Delaware State Route 1. This expansive 344-acre beachfront park has numerous swimming spots and designated areas for surfing. Looking northward, Delaware Seashore State Park features delightfully secluded beaches just waiting to be explored. The protected waters of the bay side of the barrier island are fantastic for kayaking or a stand up paddle board!
Naturally, South Bethany doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities within its own borders. Luckily, the larger community of Bethany Beach is just to the north. Here, visitors are treated to a wonderfully historic downtown core filled with character. The central commercial district features wonderful cafes, restaurants and locally owned shops and boutiques.
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Listing information last updated on October 22nd, 2021 at 7:31pm EDT.