Be Our Guest
As a major tourist destination, the areas within and around the Quiet Resorts offer endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation all year round. Visitors will find not only festivals and events celebrating Bethany-Fenwick’s unique culture and heritage, but also fine accommodations coupled with the area’s best dining options.
The Quiet Resorts boast numerous award-winning restaurants that have received regional and national recognition. Traditional favorites and regional specialties can be found at delis, grills, cafes and elegant restaurants. The area’s famous fresh seafood is thehighlight of many menus.
As an area whose main trade is tourism, there are many different types of lodgings available, depending on one’s interests. Accommodations range from economy hotels that cater to families and business people; upscale retreats; bed and breakfasts; and rentals of condos, cottages and luxury homes along the shore or inland. Visit the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Web site for a full list of accommodations endorsed by the chamber.
Visitors are drawn to the Quiet Resorts for its immaculate seashores, bays, boardwalks, hospitality, entertainment, and rich historical and cultural attractions. Delaware has had a long and interesting maritime history, which is preserved in the area’s structures. The Transpeninsular Marker in front of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse commemorates the time when Delaware’s borders were first established, and the Indian River Life-Saving Station gives a glimpse back into the time when heroes patrolled the Delaware beaches. The “surfmen” of the United States Life-Saving Service who were always there to answer the call to duty are remembered in an entertaining and educational museum.
The county’s cultural heritage is celebrated by landmarks of its Native American ancestors. The Chief Little Owl totem pole in Bethany Beach was officially dedicated during a 45-minute ceremony Monday, July 15, 2002. The statue, depicting a Nanticoke Indian chief with a north-facing eagle atop his head, was unveiled by a town staff member. Remarks from Peter Toth, the sculptor who carved Bethany Beach’s first “Whispering Giant” in 1976 as well as the new one, were followed by comments and a dedication ritual by Charles Clark, former assistant chief of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe.