North Bethany is a culmination of communities, many of them gated, running about three miles from the northern edge of Bethany to the Delaware Seashore parklands south of the Indian River Inlet. Most communities are entirely east of Route 1 and only a single block wide. Much of the land west of the highway is state-owned, but three of the four communities which have homes on the west side boast beautiful bay and marshland views. While most of North Bethany is comprised of single family homes, there are several clusters of townhomes in the North. North Bethany is less crowded and has some of the most beautiful private beaches along the Delaware Coast. As a result, some of the finest resort homes in Delaware have been built here.