Fenwick Island State Park


Parking: Parking is available on both sides of the Indian River Inlet.

Situated between the popular resort towns of Bethany Beach to the north and Fenwick Island and Ocean City to the south, Fenwick Island State Park is a relaxing escape from the summer crowds. This 3-mile stretch of barrier island is a 344-acre playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast and inland bay. Naturally, swimming and sunbathing are popular activities on the ocean side of the park. The white sand beaches gradually slope into the Atlantic, creating a broad swimming area. Lifeguards patrol the swimming beach daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. One of the newest features at the park is the modern bathhouse, which offers convenient showers and changing rooms, a gift shop, and a snack food concession. During the summer months, umbrellas, chairs, and rafts may be rented on the beach.

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Best Time to Visit: May 1-Oct. 31

Best Known For: The Indian River Inlet offers the premier striped bass fishing along the east coast.  It is also a mecca for shorebird watching and beachcombing.

Travel Tips: Arrive early if visiting - parking fills quickly.

Specail Equipment: Always pack water, sunscreen and bug spray.

Special Instructions: Park entrance fee in effect March 1-Nov. 30. $4 for Delaware-registered vehicles; $8 for out-of-state vehicles.

Enjoy recreational boating and fishing in the Assawoman Bay.



Sports Facilities
Shop Local
  • Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Pet Friendly:
  • Picnic Areas:
  • Recreational Activities:
  • Restrooms:
  • Shower Facilities:
  • WiFi:
  • Group Friendly:
  • Accessible:
  • Free:
  • Group Friendly:
  • Number of Playing Surfaces: Ocean, Bay
  • Outdoor:
  • Parking:
  • Public:
  • Square Footage: Just under 3 mi. of beach
Shop Local
  • Biking:
  • Boating:
  • Hiking:
  • Open for Visitors: