But the beach is still there, and it's free. Kent County operates this 5-acre waterfront park with 700 feet of shoreline access, a boardwalk, and a public restroom. Look straight across the bay and you will see Aberdeen, making you wish one of those ferries was still available. Don't fret about the loud booms; it's just practice drills at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. In addition to swimming, tourists like to hunt for sea glass at Betterton; Richard LaMotte, a Chestertown businessman, wrote a book about hunting for the gems that focused on the beaches near here. Also, because Betterton is north and has lower salinity, sea nettles aren't a problem.