The Best Little Beach in Delaware

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

The Town of South Bethany is part of the Quiet Resorts of the Delaware Beaches. With so many choices for the entire family, the fun never stops! On the east side of town, relax and soak up the sun on our clean, wide, guarded beach, termed “the best little beach in Delaware.” Our beach is ranked one of the cleanest in the nation. On the west side of town, enjoy boating, crabbing, fishing, sailing and kayaking from our 5-mile network of canals that leads to a beautiful bay surrounded by natural wetlands. Single family homes are just minutes from each of these beautiful amenities.   Vision Statement: South Bethany is a quiet, single-family, oceanside and bayside community with a network of canals, that provides a safe and welcoming environment for property owners and visitors. The town is committed to maintaining and enhancing its character and resources, both natural and man-made. […]


Notice of Town Council Workshop Meeting Rescheduled to Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 2 PM

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

The Town of South Bethany Town Council Workshop Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019, has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 2 p.m. at the South Bethany Town Hall.


Trash Collection Schedule Change for Month of September 2019

Date Posted: Monday, September 16th, 2019

A change to the SEPTEMBER 2019 trash collection is as follows: Weeks of September 8, 15, and 22 – Monday and Thursday pickup (no Saturday) Please note that this only pertains to trash collection in September. Recycle (Every Friday) and yard waste (Every other Wednesday) pickup remains the same. Click or tap to open a PDF of the revised collection calendar:  Revised Collection Calendar  


Coastal Towns Historic Village 3rd Annual Cottage Tour In South Bethany Saturday, October 12, 2019

Date Posted: Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Historic Coastal Towns will offer you a glimpse of earlier times in South Bethany by touring six historic cottages and the town’s Richard Hall Memorial Walkway of historic markers. Present owners are graciously opening their history-filled rooms to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Limited tickets must be purchased in advance at Ellen Rice Gallery, Rt. 26, Ocean View, at Made By Hand, South Bethany, at Sea Needles, Rt. 26, Bethany Beach, or on line at Tickets are $25, and proceeds support the creation of a new Coastal Towns Museum at 40 West Ave. in Ocean View.


Congratulations to South Bethany’s Lifeguard of the Year Maggie Ford

Date Posted: Monday, August 26th, 2019

Pictured are Beach Patrol Captain Ryan Dacey and South Bethany’s Lifeguard of the Year Maggie Ford at the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce 2019 Lifeguard Award Celebration at the Big Chill Beach Club where the outstanding men and women of the local lifeguard patrols were honored.


Resolution No. 5-19, a Resolution to Revise South Bethany’s Schedule of Fees, Adopted August 9, 2019

Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Click or tap to open the following PDFs: Resolution 5-19 to Revise the South Bethany Schedule of Fees Schedule of Fees Adopted 8 9 19


Ordinance 195-19 Adopted August 9, 2019

Date Posted: Monday, August 12th, 2019

Ordinance 195-19 to amend the Code of South Bethany Chapter 34, “Beaches”, §34-9 to include the word “events” and amend verbiage, and to authorize the Town Manager to permit a Town sponsored bonfire on the beach in South Bethany, was adopted at the August 9, 2019, Town Council Meeting.  Click or tap the link below to download a PDF of Ordinance 195-19: Ordinance 195-19 Adopted August 9, 2019


Board of Adjustment Public Hearing Notice

Date Posted: Friday, August 2nd, 2019

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT PURSUANT TO 22 DEL.C. SECTION 327 (a) AND ARTICLE XI, SECTION 145-38 A (3) 8 FT. side yard setback requirements of the Code of South Bethany. The Board of Adjustment will hold a Public Hearing to consider the request of the owners at 103 Petherton Drive, South Bethany, for a variance request to install a spiral staircase in the side setback as a second exit from the home for safety reasons; to allow access in the event of an emergency. DATE:  September 6, 2019 TIME:  1:30 PM PLACE:  Town Hall, 402 Evergreen Road, South Bethany, Delaware OWNER:  Kevin Juhring PROPERTY:  Lot 39, 103 Petherton Drive, South Bethany, Delaware ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD ATTEND AND PRESENT THEIR VIEWS. IF UNABLE TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING, WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED, BUT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO PUBLIC HEARING. COPIES OF THE […]


DNREC Survey for Prioritizing Dredging Projects in the Inland Bays

Date Posted: Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your feedback is very important so that we can improve our canals and Inland Bays. The survey should take no longer than 3 minutes to complete! Thank you in advance for your participation. We appreciate your time in providing feedback! The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Watershed Stewardship (DWS), is developing a methodology for prioritizing dredging projects in the Inland Bays. With increased demands on resources and decreased federal funding available, DNREC is working toward cultivating a data-based approach to ensure that Delaware’s navigational channels are kept open and safe. Input from involved stakeholders (you) is crucial in achieving this goal. DNREC NEEDS YOUR HELP The DWS is working on a list of criteria that can be used to prioritize and weigh proposed dredging projects. DNREC is requesting feedback on these metrics. Please visit the website […]


Update on Bicycle Parking

Date Posted: Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Click or tap to open the following PDF: Update on Bicycle Parking


View Pictures of the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Date Posted: Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Click or tap to open the following PDF: 50th Anniversary Celebration – View Pictures Additional pictures can be viewed on the Photo Gallery page.