The town of Fenwick Island sits nestled on a barrier island between the Assawoman Bay and Atlantic Ocean, and neighbors Bethany Beach and Ocean City, Maryland. The little tract of land became Fenwick Island in 1680 by Lord Baltimore, and ultimately, to Thomas Fenwick. Nicknamed “Fisherman’s Paradise”, the mile long town offers an abundance of activities and attractions, in addition to some of the best fishing and beaches in the area. If you are looking for a little history lesson, then check out the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, a popular Fenwick Island attraction. Fenwick offers plenty of casual and fine dining restaurants, a wide variety of shops and the popular amusement attraction, Viking Golf & Thunder Lagoon Waterpark. Of course, you can go a mile down the road to Ocean City, Maryland, with its celebrated boardwalk, pier amusement park, renowned dining and entertainment events and lively nightlife. The beauty of Fenwick lies in the sunrise and sunset, which can both be seen by simply turning your beach chair around at the end of the day. If you are looking for a day of relaxation or fishing on the beach, then be sure to visit the Fenwick Island State Park. If you love “house hunting”, then you won’t want to miss the annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour in July, where about a dozen outstanding homes are featured in Bethany and Fenwick.
Thinking of calling this place home or purchasing a vacation home? You will be pleased to find a home for every taste and budget.
Fenwick Island, together with the towns of Bethany, Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, and Lewes comprises Delaware’s beach/shore resort area, and is Sussex County’s fastest growing area.
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