Fenwick Island is the southernmost beach in Delaware and sits between the Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with long stretches of uncrowded beaches. Many residents enjoy the quiet atmosphere in Fenwick, yet there is so much to see and do. Residents and visitors enjoy kayaking, paddleboarding, boating, parasailing, crabbing, and fishing.
Fenwick Island State Park offers three miles of ocean beaches along with access to the Little Assawoman Bay. For residents interested in learning more about Delaware's history, Fenwick has a number of historical sites, including the Island Lighthouse, which is approximately eighty-five feet tall and was constructed in 1859.
The ambiance of Fenwick Island is best described as chill. Families enjoy walking along the shore after a long day of fishing, swimming, and sailing. Fenwick is a great place for kids and adults who will enjoy playing miniature golf at the famous Viking Golf and racing go-karts at next door Fenwick GoKarts. The Thunder Lagoon Water Park is also a popular place for all ages. The famed Freeman Stage is a local treasure where folks enjoy the evening in a gorgeous outdoor venue sitting under the stars listening to live music and other shows by A list stars as well as up and coming groups. If renting boats, jet skis or going parasailing is your thing, Fenwick is definitely the place to go. Primely situated between Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, water sport lovers have their choice of several places to rent watercraft for fun on the water, as well as nearby public parks and boat launches for public use.
Crabbing, hiking, and picnicking are popular family activities in Fenwick during the spring, summer, and fall. Clam bakes are also popular among local families and friends. Fenwick Island offers spectacular fishing in Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Both onshore and offshore fishing is available to both novices and experts.
There are great boutique stores throughout Fenwick. Beachwear, home furnishings, and hand-crafted gifts can all be found at the eclectic shops on the Island. Every week the Fenwick Island Farmers Market features local produce, baked goods, and delicious seafood. Fenwick First Fridays are popular events where local stores have special promotions.
Fenwick is well known for great restaurants that use fresh ingredients and seafood dishes. Matt’s Fish Camp, Nantucket and One Coastal are among the many amazing restaurants in Fenwick. A long-standing staple of Fenwick is the wood fired pizza at Mancini’s.
Rooster’s Nest offers unique gifts and other items. H arpoon Hannah’s is a picturesque waterfront restaurant with an outdoor dining area. Residents enjoy their Sunday brunch with chipped beef in a buttery cream sauce poured over homemade biscuits.
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