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Who benefits from the Tour?
  • The South Coastal Library in Bethany Beach is the beneficiary of 100% of the net proceeds of the Beach and Bay Cottage Tour.

What are the Tour Dates?
  • Virtual from July 17 through August 6

  • In-Person Wednesday, July 27 and Thursday, July 28 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

How many homes are on the Tour?
  • There are 12 homes on this year’s Tour.  You can experience this year’s tour in two ways. With the purchase of a VIRTUAL Ticket, you get to view all 12 homes from the comfort of your own home. With the purchase of a COMBO Ticket, you not only get to see all 12 homes virtually, but you also get to visit five of the 12 homes In-Person. (The five In-Person homes are preselected.)


What kind of Tickets are available?
  • There are two types of Tickets – a VIRTUAL ONLY Ticket and a COMBO Ticket.

What is a VIRTUAL Ticket?
  • Your VIRTUAL Ticket entitles you to view the Tour from anywhere at any time during those three weeks on any electronic device - computer, tablet or phone.  Twelve unique homes are featured - visit them Virtually as many times as you like during the Tour dates. 

  • The price of a VIRTUAL Ticket is $35.00 and gives you VIRTUAL access to all 12 of the home videos from July 17 to August 6. You will purchase your Ticket ONLINE only at beachandbaycottagetour.com.

  • A Virtual Ticket does not give you access to any of the In-Person homes.


What is a COMBO Ticket?
  • Your $50.00 COMBO Ticket entitles you to view all 12 homes VIRTUALLY for the 3 weeks of the Tour and visit 5 preselected homes IN-PERSON either on Wednesday, July 27 or Thursday, July 28.

  • COMBO Tickets are limited to 500 ONLY for Wednesday, July 27, and 500 ONLY for Thursday, July 28.  You will purchase your ticket ONLINE only at beachandbaycottagetour.com.


How do I buy my Ticket?
  • VIRTUAL Cottage Tour Tickets are $35.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time through August 6 at 6:00 PM by visiting the Cottage Tour website at beachandbaycottagetour.com. 

  • COMBO Cottage Tour Tickets are $50.00 and are available for purchase ONLINE ONLY at any time through July 28 at 2:00 PM by visiting the Cottage Tour website at beachandbaycottagetour.com.   The COMBO Tour Ticket also includes a 30th Anniversary Tote Bag and Tour Book.

  • When you purchase a Ticket, either VIRTUAL or COMBO, you must supply a unique email and create a password.  These credentials give you access to the VIRTUAL Tour until 11:59 PM Saturday, August 6.  The Tour videos will be available starting Sunday, July 17, the first day of the Virtual Tour. 


How do I buy Additional Tickets?
  • You may purchase more than one Ticket although you must purchase each ticket individually.  The cost of a VIRTUAL Tour Ticket is $35.00 and a COMBO Tour Ticket is $50.00. 

  • When you purchase additional Tickets, you must have a unique email address other than your own (e.g., your friend’s email address) for each additional ticket purchased.  You must Log Out after each purchase.  

  • Our website’s Log Out Button on your computer is on the right side of the upper tool bar.  It is a white button – click where it says Log In and scroll to the bottom, Click Log Out.  On a phone it is at the top of the website menu.

  • You will receive a confirmation email for your Ticket purchase (check your inbox, spam and junk mail).  If you purchased a ticket using someone else’s email, the confirmation will be sent to that email address.


Why do I need multiple email addresses?
  • A Virtual Ticket purchase is a video subscription for the Virtual Tour.  A unique email is required for each Virtual Ticket purchased.  The Tour videos will be available starting Sunday, July 17, the first day of the Virtual Tour. 


Where do I get my Tote Bag and Tour Book?
  • For COMBO Ticket holders, your Tote Bag and Tour Book will be available at the library the following days and times:

July 23 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

July 25 to July 27 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

July 28 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM


What if I don’t use my Ticket – can I get a refund?
  • No - All Tickets are non-refundable.

Can I use my COMBO Ticket on either Wednesday or Thursday?
  • No – you must use your Wednesday Ticket on Wednesday and your Thursday Ticket on Thursday.

Can I change my COMBO Ticket for a different day?
  • Maybe - if Tickets are still available for the day you want to change to you must come to the Cottage Tour Ticket Pick Up room at the South Coastal Library to make the change.  

  • However, once you have begun using your Wednesday Ticket, you may not exchange it for a Thursday Ticket.


Can I buy a Tour Ticket, a Raffle Ticket or make a Donation at the library?
  • You can make donations at the library by cash or check.  You can also use a library computer (if you have a library card) to make a Tour Ticket purchase, a Raffle Ticket purchase or a Donation with a credit card.  

  • Tour Tickets and Raffle Tickets can only be purchased by credit cards.

I want to go to the Cocktail Party – what do I do?
  • By making a Donation of $150.00 or more you will receive an invitation to the Cocktail Party.  The Cocktail Party is Friday, July 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

How do I make a Donation?
  • You can make a DONATION on our website, beachandbaycottagetour.com by clicking on the DONATE button or send a check payable to FOSCL at PO Box 753, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

  • Donations of $150.00 or more will entitle the Donor to receive an invitation to the Cocktail Party and a 30th Anniversary Tote Bag. The Cocktail Party is Friday, July 22, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

  • Making a donation is appreciated but does not entitle you to a Tour Ticket.  


Can I send a Donation through the mail?
  • Yes!  Donations may be made online or by sending a check payable to FOSCL at PO Box 753, Bethany Beach, DE 19930


How do I buy a Raffle Ticket?
  • You can purchase RAFFLE tickets for artwork and restaurants ONLINE ONLY by going to our website, beachandbaycottagetour.com, and clicking on the RAFFLE button.


How does the Raffle work?
  • You can purchase an unlimited number of Raffle Tickets.  For the Artist Raffle you will purchase Raffle Tickets for each artist individually.  For the Restaurant Raffle you will purchase a general Raffle Ticket – this applies to all restaurants. 

  • It’s easy – click on the Raffle item that you are interested in and add it to your cart.  You can purchase one or more Raffle Tickets for any Raffle item, and you can also purchase multiple Raffle items all at one time.

When are the Raffle winners selected and how will they be notified?
  • The drawings for the $100 Restaurant Gift Card Raffle and Artwork Raffle winners will happen on August 8, 2022.  There will be one Gift Card winner for each Restaurant Raffle, and Seven Artwork winners – one for each artist.

  • Winners will be notified on August 9, 2022. 

What if I have more questions?
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