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Bethel is a small town located in Sussex County, Delaware in the southwestern portion of the state. It is part of the Seaford Micropolitan Area. Although tiny is size and population, Bethel is unique in that the entire village is listed on the National Historic Register. Bethel was founded in the late 1700s and incorporated in the 1880s. The town is situated on the north bank of the Broad Creek near the town of Laurel and was a prosperous shipbuilding community in the late 1800s. Many of the homes in the town were built by ship carpenters for sea captains of that era. The quaint, historic homes are of Victorian and Italianate architecture. As part of Sussex County, Bethel has close proximity to the Nanticoke River which provides fishing and canoeing. The village is also within an hour's drive of six Atlantic Ocean beaches. Several parks are also located in the Bethel area, including Gateway Park, which forms the gateway into historic downtown Seaford. Other attractions near Bethel include the Seaford Museum, Ross Plantation, Trap Pond State Park, Trussum Pond, the Southern Delaware Heritage Cycling Trail, Cape Henlopen State Park, and Delaware Seashore State Park. The whole region is well known for its nature trails and bird watching opportunities.

Surrounding areas: Laurel, Delaware (2.8 mi), Seaford, Delaware (5.4 mi), North Shores, Delaware (6.0 mi), Georgetown, Delaware (15.1 mi), Millsboro, Delaware (17.8 mi), Frankford, Delaware (21.2 mi), Selbyville, Delaware (22.9 mi)

Bethel Vacation Rentals

Bethel Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn799 N Dual HwySeaford, DE4.7 mi.(302) 629-4500
Comfort Suites550 N Dual HwySeaford, DE4.8 mi.(302) 628-5400
Days Inn420 N Dualy HwySeaford, DE4.9 mi.(302) 629-4300
Best Western225 N Dual HwySeaford, DE5.0 mi.(302) 629-8385
Holiday Inn Express210 N Dual HwySeaford, DE5.0 mi.(302) 629-2000
Traveler MotelRt 13Delmar, MD8.3 mi.(410) 742-8701
Delmarva Inn9544 Ocean HwyDelmar, MD8.7 mi.(410) 896-3434
Courtyard By Marriott128 Troopers WaySalisbury, MD10.9 mi.(410) 742-4405
Comfort Inn Salisbury2701 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD11.2 mi.(410) 543-4666
Howard Johnson Inn2625 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD11.4 mi.(410) 742-7194
Salisbury Super 8 Motel2615 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD11.4 mi.(410) 749-5131
Best Budget Inn1804 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD12.9 mi.(410) 546-2238
Best Western-salisbury Plaza1735 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD13.0 mi.(410) 546-1300
Best Western Statesman Motel712 N Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD13.8 mi.(410) 749-7155
Ramada Inn & Conference CTR300 S Salisbury BlvdSalisbury, MD14.4 mi.(410) 546-4400
Best Value Inn Georgetown313 N Dupont HwyGeorgetown, DE14.5 mi.(302) 856-7532
Country Inn & Suites1804 Sweet Bay DrSalisbury, MD14.6 mi.(410) 742-2688
Days Inn SalisburyRt 13 RR #6Salisbury, MD14.6 mi.(410) 749-6200
Hampton Inn121 E Naylor ML RdSalisbury, MD14.6 mi.(410) 334-3080
Holiday Inn Of SalisburyRt 11 Box 226 US Rt 13 NSalisbury, MD14.6 mi.(410) 742-7194
Microtel Inn & Suites3050 Merritt ML RdSalisbury, MD14.6 mi.(410) 742-2626
Comfort Inn And Suites20530 Dupont BlvdGeorgetown, DE14.7 mi.(302) 854-9400
Sleep Inn406 Punkin CTSalisbury, MD14.8 mi.(410) 572-5516
Americinn Lodge & Suites1259 Corn Crib RdHarrington, DE23.9 mi.(302) 398-3900
Holiday Inn Express & Suites17271 S Dupont HwyHarrington, DE24.5 mi.(302) 398-8800
Cambridge InnRt 50 & Oakhill RdCambridge, MD24.9 mi.(410) 221-0800
Cambridge Maryland Knights Inn2831 Ocean GtwyCambridge, MD24.9 mi.(410) 221-0800
Days Inn2917 Ocean HwyCambridge, MD24.9 mi.(410) 228-4444
Holiday Inn Express-cambridge2715 Ocean GtwyCambridge, MD24.9 mi.(410) 221-9900
Princess Anne Motel30359 MT Vernon RdPrincess Anne, MD25.8 mi.(410) 651-4075
Atlantic Hotel Inn & Restaurant2 N Main StBerlin, MD27.6 mi.(410) 641-3589
Econo Lodge Princess Anne10936 Market LnPrincess Anne, MD27.7 mi.(410) 651-9400
Colony Inns729 Bay RdMilford, DE28.1 mi.(302) 422-2777
The Tidewater Inn101 E Dover StEaston, MD28.3 mi.(410) 822-1300
Comfort Inn8523 Ocean GtwyEaston, MD28.4 mi.(410) 820-8333
Days Inn7018 Ocean GtwyEaston, MD28.4 mi.(410) 822-4600
Econo Lodge8175 Ocean GtwyEaston, MD28.4 mi.(410) 820-5555
Hampton Inn Easton MD8058 Ocean GtwyEaston, MD28.4 mi.(410) 822-2200
Holiday Inn Express8561 Ocean GtwyEaston, MD28.4 mi.(410) 819-6500
New Devon Inn2ND & Market StLewes, DE29.4 mi.(302) 645-5973
Bed & Breakfast
Bishop's House Bed & Breakfast214 Goldsborough StEaston, MD28.2 mi.(410) 820-7290

Bethel Weather & Climate

Southwestern Delaware has a four-season climate that is moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. It is classified as humid subtropical. The state is the second smallest in the U.S. - only 96 miles long and from 9 to 35 miles across, and most of it lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain. However, in spite of being so small, there is some variation between the north and south regarding temperature and amount of snowfall received each year. Southwestern Delaware has a somewhat milder climate and longer growing season than northern Delaware. Summers are hot and humid and winters are relatively mild due to the mountains of Pennsylvania blocking the cold winds in winter. Precipitation is distributed fairly evenly throughout the state, although southwestern Delaware receives less than the southeastern portion of the state. Thunderstorms are possible anytime of the year, but especially in spring and summer. Tornadoes in the state of Delaware are below the national average and hurricanes rarely make a direct.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 43°F 24°F 3.94 in. -
February 45°F 26°F 3.17 in. -
March 54°F 33°F 4.57 in. -
April 64°F 41°F 3.44 in. -
May 73°F 51°F 3.91 in. -
June 81°F 59°F 3.32 in. -
July 86°F 64°F 3.47 in. -
August 84°F 63°F 5.59 in. -
September 78°F 57°F 3.99 in. -
October 68°F 45°F 3.36 in. -
November 58°F 37°F 3.26 in. -
December 48°F 29°F 3.32 in. -

Bethel Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located about 16 miles south of Bethel in Salisbury, Maryland, Easton Newnam Field (ESN) located approximately 29 miles northwest of Bethel in Easton, Maryland, the Millville Municipal airport (MIV) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Bethel in Millville, New Jersey, the Martin State airport (MTN) located around 67 miles northwest of Bethel in Baltimore, Maryland, and finally the Baltimore Washington International airport (BWI) located about 70 miles northwest of Bethel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Bethel Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE31.1 mi.
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD33.1 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD33.1 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD33.1 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD33.1 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ52.2 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ52.2 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ52.2 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ52.2 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD58.3 mi.
Six Flags AmericaUpper MarlboroMD63.3 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD65.3 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD74.0 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ74.4 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ74.4 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD75.0 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE75.4 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ77.5 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD79.3 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ80.2 mi.
Water Parks
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE30.3 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD50.1 mi.
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ52.2 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ74.4 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ96.9 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ100.6 mi.
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA107.7 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA107.9 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA116.9 mi.
Golf Courses
Woodland Golf ParkSeafordDE4.8 mi.
Wood Creek Golf LinksDelmarMD8.8 mi.
White Plains Regional Park & Golf CourseWhite PlainsMD14.5 mi.
Nutters Crossing Golf CourseSalisburyMD14.7 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE21.6 mi.
Upland Golf ClubDentonMD23.9 mi.
Links at Lighthouse SoundBishopvilleMD24.9 mi.
Baywood GreensLong NeckDE25.6 mi.
Pine Shore Golf CourseBerlinMD26.6 mi.
Bethany Bay Golf ClubMillvilleDE27.1 mi.
Cambridge Country ClubCambridgeMD27.2 mi.
Easton ClubEastonMD27.9 mi.
Hog Neck Golf CourseEastonMD27.9 mi.
Bay ClubBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Beach Club Golf LinksBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Creek ClubBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Eagles LandingBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Ocean City Golf & Yacht ClubBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Ocean Resorts Golf ClubBerlinMD28.1 mi.
River Run Golf CourseBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Rum Pointe Golf CourseBerlinMD28.1 mi.
Bear Trap Dunes Golf ClubOcean ViewDE29.2 mi.
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE29.5 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ96.9 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ96.9 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA106.9 mi.
State Parks
Trap Pond State ParkDE9.3 mi. 
Martinak State ParkMD23.3 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE27.0 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE27.0 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE27.0 mi. 
Killens Pond State ParkDE28.6 mi. 
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE28.9 mi. 
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE30.7 mi. 
Milburn Landing State ParkMD31.3 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE31.4 mi. 
Fenwick Island State ParkDE31.6 mi. 
Tuckahoe State ParkMD32.0 mi. 
Shad Landing State ParkMD32.1 mi. 
Tuckahoe State ParkMD33.5 mi. 
Wye Oak State ParkMD35.1 mi. 
Assateague State ParkMD35.5 mi. 
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD14.6 mi.(Art)
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE15.1 mi.(History)
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE31.6 mi.(History)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ45.9 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Oyster & Maritime MuseumChincoteagueVA46.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD14.6 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ45.9 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD72.9 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD72.9 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC79.6 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE81.3 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ97.4 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA98.5 mi.

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