South Bethany is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 449, a decrease of 8.7% over the previous decade.[4]It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.
South Bethany, its neighbor to the north, Bethany Beach, and its neighbor to the south, Fenwick Island, are popularly known as "The Quiet Resorts". This is in contradistinction to the wild atmosphere of Dewey Beach and the cosmopolitan bustle of Rehoboth Beach. Assisting South Bethany's reputation as a "quiet" place is the presence of Delaware Seashore State Park– a six-mile-long barrier island providing a substantial buffer from Dewey Beach's noise – to the north of Bethany Beach, as well as that of a large unincorporated area of private condominiums and multimillion-dollar beach homes between the park and Bethany Beach. To the south, South Bethany is insulated from busy Ocean City, Maryland, by Fenwick Island State Park and Fenwick Island itself.
Unlike Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, South Bethany is almost exclusively residential. It refers to itself as "The Best Little Beach in Delaware." Wikipedia

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