Bethany Beach proclaims itself "The Quiet Resort" promising and delivering a low-intensity beach setting that comes with a great wide beach (less than two blocks east of US 1) and good surf. It's sleepy quiet and out of the way here. There are 10 miles or so of beach between Bethany Beach and the Maryland line at Fenwick Island and the two communities sandwich one fabulous resource the 3-mile oceanfront Fenwick Island State Park. There are few hotels. Vacation visits are by cottage rental.