Visit Bethany – Fenwick, Delaware

Visit Bethany – Fenwick, Delaware
Ice sculpture
Ice Sculpture

The sun is setting above the horizon while thousands of beach-lovers travel from all over the world to enjoy the buzzing energy of the summer season along Southern Delaware’s pristine coast. The sun starts to set earlier in the evenings as the summer crowds return home, revealing deeper fall colors. Long-term visitors and locals alike begin to talk about the “second-season” as a hidden treasure. Some call it the “off-season”, while others call it the best time of year, the beauty without all the hustle and bustle.

Good news travels quickly and, with every new year, the second-season welcomes everyone back to the beach, even after the board shorts and swimsuits are packed away.

There’s a sense of…festivals in the air. The 2023 Fire and Ice Festival, “Lights, Camera, Action!” will kick off the new year along the Southern Delaware Coast on January 27-29, 2023. This Hollywood-themed event will allow you to experience the beach like never before. Enjoy 63,000 pounds worth of ice transformed into stunning sculptures. Other winter celebrations include bonfires and live music, outdoor movies, as well as outdoor movies. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the local Tasting Tour and Drink Competitions. Then, warm up with the old-fashioned Chili Cookoff. Local businesses and towns come together to bring joy to the holiday season by offering something for everyone. The evening ends with a spectacular firework display that rivals the Fourth of July.

Before you know, the morning light is waking up earlier and lingering longer every day to find what’s missing. Spring is a great time for wildlife lovers. Fisherman and foodies alike eagerly await the first season’s catch. The 34th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, which has won numerous awards, is the perfect way to kick off the season for those who have spent the winter indoors. All levels of experience are welcome to participate in any of the tours that cover more than 180 miles of Sussex County’s stunning beaches, bays, or beyond.

bike tour
Bike Tour

Explore again and again. There are endless possibilities. Stay for “Locals Summer”, which starts the week after Labor Day and features 100 juried artists. You can wind along the sandy trails through the black pines. Kayak along the bays, shorelines, and canals. Or spend the day fishing, surfing or playing a round of golf. Shop tax-free at many local boutiques, galleries, or specialty shops if retail therapy is what you are looking for. It is a sweet thing to take in the sea air and do the things you love. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose, no matter what kind of food you like. The Culinary Coast TM There are many amazing dining options in the area, including award-winning chefs and delicious farm-to-table meals. While the length of the days may change from summer to winter it is not impossible to find hidden gems all year round in places you love to visit.

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