Fenwick Island, DE, USA

Fenwick Island, DE, USA

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Fenwick Island—a beach destination and more

Fenwick Island vacation rentals are surrounded by stunning white beaches and ample activities for all the family to enjoy. This makes Fenwick Island a popular summer beach resort and has everything a family could want. To the north, Fenwick Island State Park offers limitless opportunities for fishing, windsurfing, and surfing, while the town is brimming with fun, like go-kart rides, water slides, and theme parks aplenty. But Fenwick Island is more than just a beach destination. When the weather turns cold, head out to the Delaware state parks for some cross-country skiing and ice skating. Birders will also enjoy spring and fall migrations and year-round hot spots here.

A water bug’s paradise in Fenwick Island

The proximity to the beach of many Fenwick Island vacation rentals makes it the perfect destination for watersports. There are plenty of places to hire jet skis, surfboards, kayaks, and paddleboards if you’re feeling active. Surfers can catch the big waves here, too, since there is a designated surfing area, and the beaches here are a favorite spot for surf fishing. The nearby Fenwick Island State Park offers 344 beautiful acres of peaceful ocean and bay shoreline to explore. And when you need a rest, kick back and relax in one of the many beach loungers and soak up some sun.

Theme park fun in Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island and the surrounding areas are home to multiple theme parks; perfect for all day family fun. The highly popular Thunder Lagoon Waterpark is an amusement park featuring water rides, mini-golf, go-karts, and kid-friendly concessions. Other entertainment includes the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum, a pirate adventures tour, a zoo, as well as numerous boat tours along the coast. When it’s time to eat, relax and enjoy some local cuisine in one of the many local and chain beach side restaurants and cafes.

Summer sun in Fenwick Island

Temperatures in Fenwick Island range from the mid-80s in the summer to the 30s in the winter, although this area stays comfortably warm from spring through to late fall, making it an ideal destination for spring breaks and late season getaways. Spring and fall tend to be quieter periods, too, which is when Fenwick Island vacation rentals become an ideal base for further exploration of the surrounding area and state parks of Delaware. This is also a popular time for birdwatchers who will want to avoid the summer crowds and catch the spring and fall migrations.

Sand, surf, and sun in Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island is a coastal resort located on a narrow peninsula, which resembles a barrier island. The surrounding white sandy beaches gradually slope into the Atlantic, creating a broad swimming area. This makes Fenwick Island a superb swimming spot for families as the water offers plenty of bathing in the shallows for little ones, but also designated surfing areas and watersports opportunities for older kids, teens, and adults. To escape summer crowds, you can head for Fenwick Island State Park, a 3-mile stretch of barrier island and a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware’s Atlantic Coast.