Due to the public health threat of COVID-19, Town of South Bethany public buildings are closed to the public through May 15, 2020, and the beaches within the Town shall be CLOSED for ALL purposes. Our staff is available via telephone or email during normal business hours to answer questions and provide needed services. There is no disruption in Police Department service. More Info

Beach Patrol

Looking for Summer Employment?

The South Bethany Beach Patrol
needs Lifeguards for the Summer 2020 Season

2020 Beach Patrol Requirements – Click or Tap Here

2020 Beach Patrol Application – Click or Tap Here

Tryout Dates and Time:

Saturday, March 28

Saturday, April 18

Saturday, May 16

Tryout Times (All Dates): Noon

Tryout Location: South 2nd Street – South Bethany

Lifeguard Qualifying Requirements:

500 yard swim under 10 minutes

300 meter soft sand run under 65 seconds

25 yard underwater swim while holding breath

Must be 16 years of age

Questions: Contact Captain Ryan Dacey



South Bethany Residents welcome our summer guests. We would like you to enjoy your stay at our beach. Please follow our rules so our beach will continue to be a pleasurable experience for all.  Click or tap here to open a PDF of the Beach Rules.


The handicap accessible ramp is located at S. 3rd.

Help us to restore our sand dunes. Use only the walkways to get to the beach. Walkways are located at the ends of N. 6th, N. 4th, N. 2nd, Division, S. 1st, S. 2nd, S. 3rd, S. 4th, S. 5th, S. 6th, S. 9th, Indian, Jamaica, Kewanee, and Logan.

Do not walk between houses to get to the beach and do not go under houses – this is trespassing.



2019 Lifeguard of the Year Maggie Ford with Captain Ryan Dacey