BBLA 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Saturday June 23 at 10AM at South Coastal Library.

Many members have expressed an interest in flooding due to tidal and rain events and also in beach replenishment. We are fortunate to have speakers who will discuss both those issues, in a way specific to Bethany Beach. The Board has recommended that membership approve a bylaws change to allow Board members to attend meetings virtually.  Click here for more information.



Beach replenishment to begin May 25, 2018 in Bethany Beach, last 28 days.

Great Lakes Dredging Company, (working for the Army Corp of Engineers) has advised the town they expect to start on May 25, and be completed with the Bethany Beach portion within 28 days.  They will work from North to South and will provide the town with daily updates. The Town plans to fly the drone above the beach and provide updated information on the Town website on a regular basis during the replenishment.  See the attached links for more detail



The 2017 Annual Meeting was held  on  Sat June 17 at South Coastal Library with a large turnout


Click here to see the Presidents Report on Behalf of the Board, It includes significant activities in the past year in each of BBLA's four major purposes,  the historical background of BBLA charitable donations, and the meeting agenda.


BBLA Draft Minutes of 2017 Annual Meeting - Click to View


Bethany Beach enacts an ordinance placing restrictions on tents and canopies on the beach.  

“The ordinance allows standard size umbrellas and so-called baby tents as the only shading devices allowed on the beach in Bethany Beach. The ordinance would prohibit all other shading devices including, but not limited to, cabanas, canopies, pavilions, sportsbrellas, tarps, tents or similar devices or any materials mounted on supports.

The Town will be enforcing this restriction on tents and canopies this summer. But because this is a new ordinance, people erecting a prohibited tent or canopy on the beach will simply be asked to take the device down and will not be cited if they comply with the request.”

Click here for more information.



BBLA sends notices to members related to the proposed Ropewalk restaurants application for a liquor license Click here for more information.



Matching International Students With Reasonable Rental Housing For The Summer

St Martha’s International Student Outreach Committee asked we mention their effort to match international students working in the Bethany area with reasonable rental housing for the summer. As BBLA has supported efforts by local organization over the years, here is the link to their announcement for members who would like to learn more about their effort. A contact for additional information is on this link, click here.