Experience a relaxing getaway in Fenwick Island, located south of Bethany Beach and just north of Ocean City, Maryland. This oasis of sand and surf brings together ocean and bay life from sun bathing to windsurfing; discover this hidden gem of the Delaware beaches.
Things to do
Ready for epic family fun? Viking Golf Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Water Park is a Fenwick Island summer tradition. With an 18-hole mini-golf course, go-karts, a 400 foot lazy river and twister waterslides..need we say more?
Fenwick Island State Park is a three-mile barrier island along the Atlantic coastline and Little Assawoman Bay. The park includes a designated ocean surfing area and access to drive-on beaches for surf fishing. Plus, lifeguarded beaches for swimming and sunbathing with a modern bathhouse including showers and changing rooms. On the bay side, visitors can enjoy a day on the water with sailing, windsurfing, crabbing, fishing and clamming.
Paddle through serene waters! Coastal Kayak and DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures offer guided kayak and paddleboard tours of Little Assawoman Bay as well as rentals by the hour, day or week.
From pontoon boats to parasailing, you’ll find everything you need when planning a fun day on the water in Fenwick Island at Shark’s Cove Marinaincluding wave runners, banana boat rides and much more.
Stop by Fenwick Wine Cellars for a taste of their award-winning wine. As a featured location on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail this is the perfect stop to add a little flavor to your trip.
Enjoy performances at the Freeman Stage at Bayside or discover the history behind the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which was constructed in 1859 to assist mariners in navigating the shoreline. Tours of the grounds are available during limited times. Bonus travel tip: visitors can give stand on the Trans-peninsular Line for a chance to be in two states at once!
A trip to Fenwick Island is not complete without fresh seafood. For savory flavors centered on creativity, try Just Hooked, a “farm-ocean-table” restaurant providing guests with fresh caught seafood and locally grown produce. At Catch 54, experience waterfront views while indulging in fresh Atlantic cuisine prepared under the inspiration of award-winning chef Matt Haley. Crack some shells at the Fenwick Crab House with all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, nationally acclaimed crab cakes and daily seafood specials.
Soak in bayfront views and take advantage of free boat docking for all customers at Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant as they serve lunch and dinner year-round plus, Sunday brunch! Watch the sunset over the bay as you enjoy the outdoor tiki bar and affordable menu that includes local fresh fish, certified Angus beef and all-you-can-eat Alaskan snow crab legs. Harpoon Hanna’s also offers boat and Jet Ski rentals as well as Pirate Adventure cruises for kids during the summer time.
Jimmy’s Kitchen is known as the #1 breakfast joint at the beach! From their renowned chipped beef to friendly service, just browse through their Tripadvisor reviews and you’ll see what all the buzz is about.
Fisher's Popcorn is a Delaware beach tradition! The popcorn is made by hand with all natural, gluten-free ingredients. The Fisher’s have been popping this delicious family favorite since the 1930s.
For a classic, cozy New England style dining experience, visit Nantuckets Restaurant in Fenwick. They are best known for serving seafood straight from the docks, “dry aged” steaks, lamb and much more. For something a little more unique try a brick oven pizza from Mancini’s or authentic Latin American cuisine with a coastal twist at Papas Grande’s.
Places to stay
Book a relaxing getaway at the Fenwick Islander Motel with private balconies, a swimming pool overlooking the canal and affordable accommodations just steps from the ocean.
Discover the Seaside Inn while planning your visit to Fenwick Island. The Inn’s spacious rooms and suites offer comfort and affordability all within a few feet from the beach. Relax on a private balcony or take a dip in their refreshing pool.
Find the perfect vacation home rental in Fenwick Island, a waterfront community paradise! From oceanfront views to quaint homes nestled along scenic canals, you’ll be sure to find something the whole family will enjoy.