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Heritage on the Horizon
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Addy Sea

The Place to Unwind

In the heart of Bethany Beach, the Addy Sea stands as a time-honored treasure and one of the area's original homes. Now reimagined as an age 21 and over tranquil coastal retreat, this Historic Oceanfront Inn blends modern comforts with timeless charm. The Guest House boasts coastal-inspired rooms, while the historic main house is rich with echoes of the past, all just a few sandy steps from the Atlantic Ocean. 

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Rooms That Beg You to Stay

Historic Inn

The Traditional Rooms in our historic inn evoke the elegance of a bygone era, a tribute to the region's rich past. Each one exudes character and vintage allure, blending antique furnishings reminiscent of coastal Delaware's heritage. As you step inside, you're transported to another time, enveloped in an ambiance that resonates with the area's maritime legacy.


Guest House

Our Guest House Rooms are masterfully designed to cater to contemporary tastes while still echoing the serene spirit of the seaside. Each room harmoniously combines sleek, modern aesthetics with subtle nods to the past. The effortlessly coastal chic decor, accented with tasteful maritime elements, creates a refreshingly modern and unmistakably coastal space, offering a tranquil yet upscale retreat.

You’ll Cherish

The Addy Sea is a picturesque gem for weddings that extends its warm eastern shore hospitality to all celebrations - birthdays, anniversaries, or corporate events. Whether it's a family gathering or a professional retreat, our dedicated team, led by an executive chef, crafts memorable moments with customized dining and other thoughtful details.

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Breakfast, Lunch,
Tea, and Treats

Guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary, freshly prepared gourmet breakfast in the comfort of our elegant dining room. Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3 PM to 4 PM in the parlor. Take advantage of the tea-time treats crafted by our in-house pastry chef. During the peak season, from May 15 to September 15, we also provide a complimentary boxed lunch.

the Coast

Bethany Beach is the perfect seaside retreat with a charming collection of quaint shops nearby and gentle ocean breezes all around.

Exceptional Seaside

The Great Beach Getaway

“I’m only giving this place five circles because I can't give it six. The inn has a tremendous atmosphere, from the staff, the breakfast, and the location. Walk out the back porch and across a dune, and you're on the beach!”

-Garry C | TripAdvisor

Relaxing Vacation

“Everything here is exceptional. The staff is friendly and accommodating, the oceanfront location is perfect, and the view from our room is beautiful. Breakfasts, afternoon tea, and complimentary boxed lunches are amazing.”

-Rick | TripAdvisor

Wedding Weekend

“Everything about our 3-day stay was perfect! We were attending my husband's niece's wedding. The breakfasts were tasty, and we could eat a leisurely breakfast each morning. The wedding and reception were at the Inn and were lovely.”

-Jmmilbrath | TripAdvisor