Fenwick Island, DE

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Fenwick Island which includes general coastal views and a sandy beach

Delaware’s little seaside paradise is a hidden treasure for fishers, surfers, sailors and vacationers.

Measuring one-half mile (under 1 kilometer) at its widest point, Fenwick Island separates the protected coves of Little Assawoman Bay from the wild Atlantic Ocean. This buzzing little coastal town sits on a narrow peninsula of the same name on Delaware’s mostsoutheastern point. Fenwick Island prides itself on being a year-round destination that invites visitors to enjoy its extensive beachfront activities and ocean and inland views.

Avoid the vacation crowds of Fenwick Island’s neighboring towns and hit the beach for fantastic fishing, crabbing, sailing, surfing and swimming. If the fish aren’t biting at Little Assawoman Bay, walk five blocks and try your luck in the surf on the Atlantic coast. Soak up the sun on the white sandy beaches and swim in the Atlantic surf. The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol keeps the beaches safe from May through September.

Fenwick Island offers plenty of adventures for solo explorers and families alike. Rent a kayak or windsurfer and discover the beaches along the Fenwick Island State Park coastline. Skipper a yacht and sail around the Seal Island Preserve bird sanctuary in Little Assawoman Bay to Lighthouse Cove to see the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Sail to Cedar Island and try your luck finding treasure buried by pirates, according to local legend. Learn about Delaware’s marine history at the free DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum. On warm summer evenings, watch the sun set over the mainland and enjoy fresh local seafood from one of the many restaurants along the peninsula. In the winter, enjoy family activities inside a cozy beachfront cottage or bundle up and venture outside to watch the powerful Atlantic surf.

Reach Fenwick Island by car along Route 1 or Route 113 in summer to avoid traffic. Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport is approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) away by car and has regular flights from Charlotte and Philadelphia. This coastal town is most active in the summertime, but Fenwick Island’s residential community also makes it a warm and hospitable destination in the colder months.

Fenwick Shores, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Fenwick Shores, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
3.5 out of 5
1501 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $105 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 17
Situated in Fenwick Island, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fenwick Island Beach, Ocean City Beach, and Maryland Beach. Northside Park is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (108 reviews)
"The hotel room is spacious with a nice bay view. It is clean and convenient. There's a microwave and also dining ware. The hotel also has a beautiful swimming pool. It would be better if the shower head can be improved to increase the flows, which would be the biggest factor that may negatively affect ..."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Fenwick Shores, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Fenwick Islander Motel
Fenwick Islander Motel
2 out of 5
Rt 1 & South Carolina Ave., Fenwick Island, DE
Situated by the ocean, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Fenwick Island Beach, Ocean City Beach, and Maryland Beach. Northside Park is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) ...
3.9/5 Good! (326 reviews)
"nice place,light on hot water"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Fenwick Islander Motel
Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
Fenwick Island, DE
Situated by the sea, this romantic condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, Ocean City Beach, and Maryland Beach. Northside Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
The interior design of the property was dated but very clean. The location is great!
"Renting the property was very simple."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
Fenwick Island, DE
Situated by the sea, this romantic condo building is within a 10-minute walk of Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, Ocean City Beach, and Maryland Beach. Northside Park ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
The interior design of the property was dated but very clean. The location is great!
"Renting the property was very simple."

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Fenwick Island Condo on 2nd Floor w/Free WiFi, Washer/Dryer, Central AC, & Cable
The Curves #1 40107 Owens Ct by Long & Foster
The Curves #1 40107 Owens Ct by Long & Foster
4 out of 5
40107 Owens Court Curves #1, Fenwick Island, DE
Situated in Fenwick Island, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fenwick Island Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ocean City Beach and Maryland Beach. DiscoverSea ...
The Curves #1 40107 Owens Ct by Long & Foster
Kings Grant 17 by Long & Foster
Kings Grant 17 by Long & Foster
3.5 out of 5
40097 E Oceanside Dr #17, Fenwick Island, DE
Situated in Fenwick Island, this condo building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Fenwick Island Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of Ocean City Beach and Maryland Beach. DiscoverSea ...
Kings Grant 17 by Long & Foster
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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