Lower prices at thriving Bethany Beach are a relative matter.
Because Bethany Beach does not sit on a barrier island, residential areas continue some distance to the west of the town's limits.
This event is celebrated as the founding of Bethany Beach, although the town would not be incorporated for another eight years.
Bethany Beach soon encountered financial problems which threatened to bring the planned town to an end almost before it could begin.
This put the company on a firm financial footing and allowed the development of Bethany Beach to resume.
The 1962 storm had a lasting effect on Bethany Beach.
Bethany Beach installed its first parking meters in 1974, and they have become a major source of seasonal revenue for the town.
Half an hour later, they were on the outskirts of Bethany Beach, the horizon pink with dawn.
The family home still stands in Bethany Beach, although it has been moved further inland.
In Bethany Beach, the end of the summer season is honored each year with a traditional jazz funeral down the town's boardwalk.