Bethune Beach, Florida, United States
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Bethune Beach Information

About Bethune Beach

Accessible by only one road and located along the shores of the Indian River North and the Atlantic Ocean, Bethune Beach is sure to be the perfect getaway for your vacation. Its remote location goes a step further, as entry to Bethune Beach is only allowed from the north. Although there are very limited restaurants, shops and bars in Bethune Beach, nearby New Smyrna Beach offers all this and more. Take a break from work and responsibilities and head to Bethune Beach; you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island!

Things to do in Bethune Beach

With the perfect location for catching some rays, Mary McLeod Bethune Beach Park also has basketball courts, a community building, fishing and picnic areas, and a boardwalk. Take a stroll along the water and enjoy the endless shoreline while taking in the gorgeous blue waters. The 6-acre park set aside for public use ensures that you’ll have plenty of green space and beachfront on your vacation getaway. Since it’s a bit off the beaten path, you’ll likely have plenty of shoreline to yourself. Lay out your beach towel, grab a good book, and don’t forget the sunscreen!

Turtle Mound River Tours provides visitors with a great way to get out and see the water from a different perspective. Take a two-hour tour, either a private one with your own group or public with others, and see dolphins, manatees, shore birds, and gorgeous scenery. You tour guide will describe the local history and ecology to you as you make your way through the North Indian River. This is a great chance to learn about the river and its importance to the community, both past and present.

Day Trips from Bethune Beach

Although commercial activity, such as shops and restaurants, aren’t conveniently located in Bethune Beach, the town is perfectly placed for some awesome day trips. Take a 45-minute drive north to Daytona Beach and experience Florida’s Festival Capital. There’s always an event happening in this city, like the Daytona Blues Festival, Halifax Art Festival, or Biketoberfest. You can also check out the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the Daytona International Speedway, both attracting many visitors to Daytona Beach. Don’t forget about the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier where you can ride roller coasters, or the ZoomAir Adventure Park where you can zip line through the trees in Daytona’s Tuscawilla Park. Take advantage of the 23 miles of beach with easy access points, volleyball courts, and playgrounds for the kids. When you’re ready for a cold drink, head to the Ale Trail, a collection of over 15 different ale houses in Daytona Beach. You’ll quench your thirst and get to experience some great local craft brews, too. There are plenty of shopping, nightlife, and arts and culture options for your day trip in Daytona, so make sure to leave Bethune Beach early so you have all day to explore!

Bethune Beach Accommodations

Let do all the vacation rental searching for you. With choices like private beachfront homes located along the serene shores of Bethune Beach, you might just want to spend your whole vacation as a beach bum. Many rentals on have free Wi-Fi access, so if you do have a little bit of work to attend to, you won’t have to leave your beach house to do it.

Since Bethune isn’t known for its commercial activity, be sure to hit the grocery store shortly after arriving at your accommodations if you plan on cooking meals. Your best bet is somewhere in New Smyrna Beach; there is a Publix grocery store and a Save-A-Lot where you can stock up on groceries for those beach house picnics and meals.

Transportation in Bethune Beach

Getting into Bethune Beach is not nearly as difficult as you might think. Fly into Daytona Beach International Airport and rent a car to make the 40-minute drive to your accommodations. A rental car is encouraged, as there is no public transportation in Bethune Beach.

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Vacation Rentals in Bethune Beach

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For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $25 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Bethune Beach has 331 gorgeous homes with 73 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with

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