The oceanfront Addy Sea, located on the corner of Oceanview Parkway & North Atlantic, steeped in more than a century of history and legend, is one of Bethany's most famous landmarks. A mere glance at its late-Victorian exterior, clothed in the classic cedar shingles the town's early houses wore and trimmed with lacy gingerbread, brings to mind a bygone era in which visitors came to the beach by steamer and horse-drawn buggy.
John M. Addy, one of Bethany's original settlers, built the Addy Sea for his family in 1902. The Family began renting it to church groups during the Depression. It changed hands in the 70's and the Gravattes who have been welcoming guests for 25 years, continue to operate the Addy Sea as a bed and breakfast inn.
The Addy Sea has 13 guestrooms and accomodates 37 comfortably. Building restoration has been done, taking great care to remain true to tradition and the dignity of this elegant Victorian lady. Guests can step off the veranda onto the beach, then retreat to the rocking chairs in the afternoon to enjoy the shade and sea breeze. Enter the parlor and step into another era, under the Victorian chandelier, and enjoy afternooon tea or lemonade along with some of our baked delicacies. After a relaxing day by the ocean, a walk in the sand and on the boardwalk, it is time to rest in our magnificent beds designed for your utmost comfort. Rest and relaxation are the keywords at the Addy Sea, come and see for yourself.
We look forward to your stay with us. For reservations or more information about the area, our house, local or group events, weddings, or retreats, please call us at 1-800-418-6764, or e-mail us.
Addy Sea welcomes adult guests only please.