Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island, Delaware is a barrier island located between Bethany Beach, DE and Ocean City, MD. Its Atlantic coast features clean, free beaches and its Bayside coast has excellent fishing and crabbing, as well as eco-tours. One of Fenwick Island’s most recognizable features is its 150 year old lighthouse. According to the “New” Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse website, "In the mid Nineteenth Century, an increasing number of shipwrecks near the Fenwick Shoals, about 6 miles off-shore of Fenwick Island, prompted the United States Lighthouse Board to recommend the construction of a lighthouse to help mariners avoid the shoals. Congress agreed with the Lighthouse Board and authorized $25,000 in 1856 for establishment of a lighthouse on Fenwick Island."

The Quiet Resorts

Today, Fenwick Island is one of a trio of Delaware's "Quiet Resorts,” with Bethany and Rehobeth, making it an ideal vacation destination for families and those looking for a peaceful place in the sun. If an active nightlife is on your agenda, Ocean City is only a stone's throw away, and municipal buses run all the way to the boardwalk 24 hours a day.

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