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Bethany Beach Nature Center

38°32'28.52"N  75° 4'23.34"W

807 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 537-7680
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The Bethany Beach Nature Center opened in 2009 inside one of the town's earliest cottages. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits, including “Our Inland Bays...A Delicate Balance.” This exhibit, created in part by the Center for the Inland Bays of Rehoboth Beach, tells the story of the Inland Bays estuary using a state-of–the-art feature called an “I-Wall.”

Outside, hikers can explore a native plant garden, three acres of forested uplands, more than nine acres of freshwater wetlands, and 14 acres of tidal wetlands. You will find a handicap-accessible boardwalk to lead you through each habitat, and educational signage exists to describe its beautiful views.

The Bethany Beach Nature Center is operated by the town of Bethany Beach. Please visit the links above for hours of operation, as these vary seasonally. As for the trail, this is open every day from dawn until dusk.

Photo by The Center for the Inland Bays

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