Best Fenwick Island Delaware Vacation Rentals

Looking for the best Fenwick Island Delaware Vacation rentals? Continue reading and start planning your vacation to Fenwick Island. With a state park just next door, waterfront places to stay, and a beautiful beach to unwind, you’ll see why this laid-back beach town has become a favorite destination for Delaware visitors. Fenwick Island is a serene place to enjoy the great outdoors, great dining and so much more. It’s the perfect for a getaway for the whole family! Enjoy kayaking or paddle boarding through Fenwick Island State Park or race down the water slides at Thunder Lagoon Water Park. Also visit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse constructed in 1859, tour the grounds or stand on the Trans-peninsular line for a chance to be in two states at once. There’s plenty to do on Fenwick Island! You can also visit the best Delaware Beaches here.

Fenwick Island Weather – Best Time to Visit

The weather on Fenwick Island Delaware is a combination of bright sunny days tempered by gentle ocean breezes, ideal to explore the outdoors, soak up the sunshine, and play on the beach. Temperatures average in the low 80’s in the summer. Spring weather can get chilly with averages between 50° and 70°, and fall averages between 60°- 70°. The water temperatures average in the low 70’s in mid-summer.

Best Fenwick Island Area Beaches

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Fenwick Island State Park

Situated between the popular resort towns of South Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean City, Fenwick Island State Park is a relaxing escape from the summer crowds. This three-mile stretch of Barrier Island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware’s Atlantic coast.



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Fenwick Island Beach

Swim, stroll, bask, or play on Fenwick Island beach. Lifeguard service is provided Memorial Day through Labor Day, and a bathhouse offers showers and changing rooms, a snack bar, and a beach chair and umbrella concession. A beach boardwalk, beach access mats, and beach wheelchairs ensure everyone can enjoy a day at the beach.



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State Line Beach

This beach is located directly north of the Maryland state line on Fenwick Island. This is the location of the historic Fenwick Lighthouse. The sandy beach is a popular place for swimming, surfing, and surf fishing. There are lifeguards on duty.


Best Fenwick Island Area Tours & Activities

Evening Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay

This guided paddleboarding excursion offers a unique way to experience the sunset on the Delaware Bay. After receiving instruction and being outfitted with safety gear, you’ll take to the waters for this evening tour, which may include a glimpse of the Kalmar Nyckel replica ship and dolphin spotting. Depending on the tide and wind conditions, excursions may be conducted on the calmer Broadkill River in nearby Milton, DE. Learn more about the Dolphin Paddle Board Excursion on Delaware Bay.

Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Active travelers will want to paddle around Rehoboth Bay with this 2-person, tandem kayak rental option. Glide through the waters as you take in the scenic landscape and spot the local wildlife. The calm bay is suited for beginner and experienced kayakers. Paddles and life jackets are provided, and tips for first-timers are also offered. Learn more about the Tandem Kayak Rental in Rehoboth Bay.

Evening Kayak Excursion – Rehoboth Bay

Learn the basics of kayaking with an ACA Certified Kayak Instructor while enjoying an evening 75 minute guided kayak excursion on the Rehoboth Bay. Paddle along the shallow waterways while birds soar above. Look for Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Green Heron and Bald Eagles that frequent the area. Paddle next to Thompson Island, where ancient burial grounds are protected by the state park. Soak up the evening sun and feel the breeze on your skin as you paddle along on this excursion designed for beginners or recreational experiences. Sunset excursions tend to be cooler than daytime excursions in the summer. Learn more about the Evening Kayak Excursion on Rehoboth Bay.

2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

Make your own adventure with this stand-up paddleboard rental in Rehoboth Bay. Whether you are brand-new to the sport or an experienced paddler, you’ll enjoy cruising on the calm water of the bay and taking in sights of the local wildlife. This rental option is perfect for independent travelers. Learn more about the 2-Hour Paddleboard Rental in Rehoboth Bay

1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach

Parasailing is a MUST DO if you are visiting the Delaware Beaches! Come fly with us and experience the views of a lifetime along the beautiful Delaware Shore! We run trips every hour, and each group flies approximately 8-10 minutes. Learn more about the 1-Hour Parasailing Adventure in Dewey Beach.

Best Fenwick Island Restaurants

Just Hooked $11 – 30

Enjoy creative cuisine with an energizing atmosphere. Enjoy fresh caught seafood and local produce. They set the standard for Eastern Shore local fare. Menu Telephone: 302-581-0098 Web: Just Hooked

Catch 54 $11 – 30

Enjoy simple coastal cuisine in a beautiful setting overlooking the bay. House specialties include their signature crab cake, buttermilk fried oysters, and their famous 54 Burger, all accompanied by an extensive wine list and a great selection of craft ales and cocktails. Menu Telephone: 302-436-8600 Web: Catch 54

Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant $11 – 30

They offer direct bay front dining inside and out with free boat docking for all customers. They offer lunch and dinner daily and have happy hour year round at your choice of bars. Menu Telephone: 302-539-3095 Web: Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant

Our Harvest $11 – 30

Enjoy a good meal and relax and unwind in an environment reminiscent of simpler times where food and fellowship are celebrated. The menu caters to the distinct needs and wants of guests, offering a variety of mealtime choices. Menu Telephone: 302-581-0377 Web: Our Harvest

Papá Grande’s Coastal Taquería $11 – 30

They serve fresh authentic Mexican food with specialties. They have one of the coolest indoor/outdoor dining spots on the coast. Enjoy serve great happy hour specials including their famous agave crush, homemade margaritas, and house nachos, 7 days a week year round. Menu Telephone: 302-436-7272 Web: Papa Grande’s Coastal Taqueria

Best Fenwick Island Bars

High Stakes Bar & Grill

5799 Lighthouse Cove Ln, Fenwick Island Telephone: 302-537-6971 Web: High Stakes Bar & Grill

One Coastal

101 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island Telephone: 302-537-4790 Web: One Coastal

Harpoon Hanna’s

39064 Harpoon Rd Fenwick Island Telephone: 302-539-3095 Web: Harpoon Hanna’s

Taphouse Tavern

13729 Coastal Hwy Ocean City Telephone: 302-390-7845 Web: Taphouse Tavern

The Original Greene Turtle

11601 Coastal Highway Ocean City Telephone: 410-723-2120 Web: The Original Greene Turtle

Best Fenwick Island Area Hotels & Vacation Rentals


  1. Iris

    Wauw what a great and entertaining website. Everything looks so professionally done, it looks really really great! I also really like your writing style. How did you end up choosing this niche? Are you someone who travels a lot yourself? Have you built websites before? I could learn a lot from just looking at your website. It really looks amazing. How long ago did you set up this website? I started a little over 3 months ago… Really excited for what’s to come!

    Hope this comment finds you well, and have a lovely day!

    X Iris G. 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks so much Iris!  And thanks for taking the time to leave me comments.

  2. Richard Brennan

    This looks a wonderful place, Learae.

    I’m a Brit who’s visited the States a couple of times doing the usual touristy things like Orlando, as well as New Orleans and Washington DC. 

    Next on our American ‘To Do’ list was New England, but you’ve opened our eyes a bit here. We’d never really thought about Delaware and we’re the kind of people who like to get off the beaten track and avoid the tourist trails. Delaware doesn’t seem to be very heavily promoted in the tourist literature so this could be what we’re really looking for – somewhere picturesque and peaceful and – by the looks of it – a bit of a foodie’s paradise!

    I’m going to do a bit more research and we’ll maybe change our plans accordingly.


    Rich 🙂

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Rich I do believe that Delaware will fit the bill for you!  Please let me know if you need any additional information.

  3. Miss Momo

    This sounds like a great family holiday spot. I was just wondering about the seasons? When is the best time to come here? It sounds like the winter is too cold, right? I live in Sweden and I always think that the weather is about the same but I’m not sure. When I’ve been to London I always get so surprised how much warmer it is. 

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You’ll be surprised here as well.  The weather is fairly warm in the summer.  It does get a bit chilly in the winter.  Fenwick Island attract visitors year round.  Just depends on what you are wanting to do.  If you love the beach, then the summer is the best time to head there.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  4. Frank

    You’ve got everything covered! I’m ready to do some paddling and eating and drinking in Delaware! Fenwick Island looks like the perfect destination for someone from Florida to get away from the tourists and enjoy the coast amongst the northern folk. I only need to pack and I’m ready to go.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Agreed Frank!  I am glad you enjoyed your visit to my Best Fenwick Island Delaware Vacation Rentals guide.

  5. Nicholas Commander

    I have not been to the beach in what feels like forever. I feel like I could even do a day trip or two days since I don’t live too far from Delaware. These travel destinations are not only beautiful and exciting but more than affordable as well. I really appreciate how you broke down each option and I’m curious what you would say is the best choice. They all look great so I was wondering which beaches, tours, and/or restaurants you would recommend the most. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Everything I list are my top recommendations Nicholas 🙂  I live on the beach, and this year with the red tide and such, I didn’t visit near as often either.  I plan to make up for it next summer tho LOL.

  6. Lio

    Wow, I’ll have to visit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which was built in 1859 because  I find it fascinating. I think the Trans-peninsular line is incredible, and being in two states at the same time would be wonderful to me.
    Visiting Rehoboth Bay will almost certainly be a memorable event for me.
    and I realize that there are a lot of lovely things to see.
    I’ll definitely go parasailing, and I think it’ll be a lot of fun. Flying may also be a terrific experience for me.
    I see a great selection of restaurants, so I’ll make it a point to visit the majority of them and enjoy a wonderful holiday with my family.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Sounds like you have your bags packed and ready to head to Fenwick Island!  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.

  7. Page

    Well, I must say you have done an excellent job at sharing with us the beauties of Fenwick Island, DE. I will be honest I had never heard of Fenwick Island before reading this article. You have done a wonderful job sharing with us its unique landmarks and all it has to offer. I would for sure consider travelling there after reading this post! Thank you!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Page!  Thanks for visiting my Best Fenwick Island Delaware Vacation Rentals.

  8. Jim

    Hi Leahrae. Fenwick island sounds like a fantastic place to visit. The beaches look simply amazing. I’d love to take out a paddle board or a kayak, or maybe even both. You have provided your readers with an incredible amount of accommodation to choose from and the prices are extremely attractive. 

    I’m reading your blog while relaxing on my couch in Queensland Australia. As soon as we are able to travel again (I hate Covid), my wife and I intend to plan a trip to the US and Canada, I believe that Fenwick island will be placed on our ‘must do’ list. I will contact you for more accommodation details when the time is right. Jim

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You live in a beautiful place Jim!  However, here on the East cost of the U.S. would be a great vacation for you 🙂

  9. WealthyToks

    I’d never gone to this area before and was seeking some recommendations. The drone footage of Fenwick Island, Delaware’s lengthy stretch of beach is very stunning. Fenwick Island appears to be rather wonderful. The water is clear, I just hope that the place isn’t that crowded. Are there any sharks in the area?

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      No, there have not been an issue with sharks here, so no worries.  It does not get to crowded but accommodations do fill up quickly.

  10. Alketa

    I never visited Fenwick Island before, and reading your article I like to go there one day. Fenwick Island State Park and State Line Beach are beautiful, offering all everybody needs in these places. Swimming, surfing, and other entertainment activities like Excursion on Delaware Bay are some of the things I would like to try there.

    Also, restaurants and hotels seem good at an affordable price.  Thank you for sharing.


    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You should go.  I you like water sports, you will love it here.  And the excursion on the Delaware Bay should not be missed!

  11. Mohamed

    I like your website and it is organized. Even though I have never been to these places, it looks nice and beautiful from the picture. Looks like a good place to spend vacation during the warm weather and the beach nearby. Since I was young I like going to beaches. It seems the hotel price are reasonable. I would like to visit there one day. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have glad you  have enjoyed your visits to beach travel destinations.  Hopefully one day soon you can start planning and visit a great beach destination 🙂  

  12. Aly

    Wow, the drone footage of the long stretch of beach over Fenwick Island, Delaware is really beautiful. I like that the area has not been overdeveloped with too many oversized beachfront hotels, but seems to have lots of great, smaller vacation rentals and hotels available. Thanks for sharing – I know my group will want to do a paddleboard excursion with dolphins!

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Oh paddle boarding here would be wonderful.  We have red tide and with that brought all the sharks closer to the shores.  So we didn’t do any paddle boarding yet this year 🙁

  13. prescottj1

    Fenwick Island looks beautiful! I have never been in this area and was looking for some options. I live a couple of hours away from PCB and Destin, which are great beaches, but I do like to see some different sites as well. Prices are also great compared my area during the summer. I’ll definitely have to put this area on my list of places to go.

    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great.  I live in Clearwater, and I can tell you that the Delaware beaches, including Fenwick Island are wonderful.  Clearwater is great but overcrowded and over rated.  I am glad you enjoyed 🙂


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