Destination guide

Experience Fenwick Island at vacation home rentals

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, waterslides, 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.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near vacation rentals 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.


Activities near vacation homes 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.


Best time to travel to Fenwick Island vacation rentals

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 bird-watchers who will want to avoid the summer crowds and catch the spring and fall migrations.

Natural features

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.


Top beaches near Fenwick Island vacation rentals

Fenwick Island vacation rentals are close to numerous beach locales for sunbathing and swimming. Cape Henlopen State Park, a peaceful preserve on a former military base with sandy beaches and recreation areas, and Bethany Beach, a quiet beach area that’s popular with families. You could also take a short drive to Ocean City, Maryland, a lively beach area with a festive boardwalk and miles of clean shoreline.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Fenwick Island

The nearest airport is in Ocean City, MD (OCE-Ocean City Municipal), located 11 mi (17.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Georgetown, DE (GED-Sussex County), which is 23.1 mi (37.2 km) away.

Good for couples

Romantic vacation homes in Fenwick Island

Couples can enjoy plenty of romantic locations in Fenwick Island. Vacation rentals put you within reach of places like Assawoman Wildlife Area, a protected nature area with rare plants and animals you can see with a self-guided auto tour, and the World War II Observation Tower in Bethany Beach, a historic WWII lookout structure with scenic surrounds and spectacular views. You'll also like the Isle of Wight, an unspoiled island with native wildlife and beautiful natural surrounds.

Where to stay around Fenwick Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,488 vacation rentals near Fenwick Island. From 1,150 Houses to 3,229 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Fenwick Island are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Fenwick Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Fenwick Island:

  • Maison Sur-Mer: 61 vacation rentals
  • Midtown Ocean City: 1,899 vacation rentals
  • Rehoboth by the Sea: 980 vacation rentals
  • South Rehoboth: 1,160 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Island: 189 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Fenwick Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Fenwick Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Fenwick Island State Park: 7,052 vacation rentals
  • DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum: 6,974 vacation rentals
  • Thunder Lagoon Waterpark: 6,934 vacation rentals
  • Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk: 2,889 vacation rentals
  • Bethany Beach Boardwalk: 3,408 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Fenwick Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Fenwick Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,150 Houses in Fenwick Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Fenwick Island include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3,229 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 959 rentals available
  • Cottages: 58 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Fenwick Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,570 vacation rentals with pool available in Fenwick Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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