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Fenwick-Island lies on the Delaware-Maryland border, nestled on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay. It is the southernmost of a cluster of beach resort towns that includes Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and South Bethany. Fenwick Island is known as one of "The Quiet Resorts." The town of Fenwick Island is approximately one mile long and a half mile wide and has a permanent population of about 350 residents. However, come summertime, the population swells to a few thousand. It is home to Fenwick Island State Park, where visitors enjoy 344 acres of peaceful ocean and bay shoreline. White sandy beaches gradually slope to the ocean and offer swimming, sunning and surfing. Lifeguards are on duty daily Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Little Assawoman Bay also offers an assortment of activities, such as boating and fishing, windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing. Fenwick Island offers both casual family dining and upscale restaurants, a variety of shops and many lovely homes available for summer rental. Fenwick Island has been known as "Fishermans Paradise" for over 75 years and each day at sunrise fishermen can be seen on the beach casting for flounder and bluefish. Just north of Fenwick Island is Delaware Seashore State Park, which is known for its miles of expansive sand dunes. Another popular attraction is the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Fenwick Island beaches are the most expansive and least used beaches in the area.

Surrounding areas: South Bethany, Delaware (3.9 mi), Bethany Beach, Delaware (5.4 mi), Millville, Delaware (6.2 mi), Ocean View, Delaware (6.2 mi), Clarksville, Delaware (7.9 mi), Selbyville, Delaware (9.1 mi), Frankford, Delaware (10.6 mi)

Fenwick Island Vacation Rentals

Fenwick Island Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Fenwick Sea Charm Hotel & ApartmentsLighthouse Rd & Bethany AveFenwick, DE (302) 539-9613
Ric Mar ApartmentsDelaware & Bunting AveFenwick, DE (302) 539-9613
Econo Lodge Oceanblock14502 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD (410) 250-1155
Red Carpet Inn12534 Ocean GtwyOcean City, MD1.7 mi.(410) 213-0376
Holiday Inn Express-Bethany Beach710 S Coastal HwyBethany Beach, DE2.0 mi.(302) 541-9200
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites12601 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD2.1 mi.(410) 250-7800
Cayman Suites Hotel12500 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD2.2 mi.(410) 250-7600
Georgia Belle Suites Hotel12000 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD2.5 mi.(410) 250-4000
Carousel Beachfront Hotel & Suites11700 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD2.7 mi.(800) 641-0011
Comfort Inn Gold Coast11201 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD3.0 mi.(410) 524-3000
Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel10100 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD3.4 mi.(410) 524-3535
Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conf CNTR9100 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD3.8 mi.(410) 524-7777
Holiday Inn Oceanfront6600 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD5.1 mi.(410) 524-1600
Bethany Arms Motel99 Hollywood StBethany Beach, DE5.2 mi.(302) 539-9603
Blue Surf Motel98 Garfield PkwyBethany Beach, DE5.3 mi.(302) 539-7531
Marshall Inn Motel6104 62ND StOcean City, MD5.4 mi.(410) 524-6666
Ocean City Coconut Malorie200 59TH StOcean City, MD5.5 mi.(410) 723-6100
Quality Inn Oceanfront5400 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD5.8 mi.(410) 524-7200
Gateway Motel4800 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD6.2 mi.(410) 524-6500
Windjammer Apt Motel4503 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD6.3 mi.(410) 289-9409
Ramada Limited Convention Center4201 Coastal HwyOcean City, MD6.5 mi.(800) 288-6488
Barefoot Mailman Motel16 35TH StOcean City, MD6.9 mi.(410) 289-5343
Summer Beach Condominium3 35TH StOcean City, MD6.9 mi.(410) 289-1600
Stardust Motel3200 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD7.1 mi.(410) 289-6444
Quality Inn Beachfront3301 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD7.2 mi.(410) 289-1234
Seabonay Motel2711 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD7.4 mi.(410) 289-9194
Best Western Flagship Oceanfront2600 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD7.5 mi.(410) 289-3384
Coastal Inn2601 Philadelphia AveOcean City, MD7.5 mi.(410) 289-7722
Days Inn2210 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD7.7 mi.(800) 926-1122
Grand Hotel2100 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD7.8 mi.(800) 447-6779
Harrison Hall Hotel1409 BoardwalkOcean City, MD8.1 mi.(410) 289-6222
Sandyhill Motel1710 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD8.1 mi.(410) 289-6151
Santa Maria Motel1500 Baltimore AveOcean City, MD8.1 mi.(410) 289-7191
Commander Hotel1404 N Baltimore AveOcean City, MD8.2 mi.(410) 289-6166
Ocean Park Motel1701 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD8.5 mi.(410) 289-7262
Quality Inn Boardwalk1601 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD8.5 mi.(410) 289-4401
Howard Johnson Oceanfront Plaza1109 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD8.6 mi.(800) 926-1122
Beachmark Motel73RD St & Coastal HwyOcean City, MD8.8 mi.(800) 638-1600
Coconut Malorie Hotel201 60TH St In The BayOcean City, MD8.8 mi.(410) 723-6100
Comfort Inn Boardwalk507 Atlantic AveOcean City, MD8.8 mi.(410) 289-5155

Fenwick Island Weather & Climate

Southern Delaware's weather is greatly moderated by the Atlantic Ocean. The state is the second smallest in the U.S., only 96 miles long and 9 to 35 miles across. Most of it lies within the Atlantic Coastal Plain and the climate transitions between a humid subtropical climate and a continental climate. However, despite its small size, there are significant variations in temperature and amount of snowfall among the state's three counties. Sussex County, which includes the southeastern beach areas, has a somewhat milder climate and a longer growing season than the northern part of the state. Summers are warm with occasional thunderstorms and July is the hottest month of the year. Southeastern Delaware tends to have the highest temperatures and more precipitation than the center of the state, with an average precipitation of 46 inches. Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, although August is usually the wettest month. The whole state has mild winters because the mountains of Pennsylvania protect it from cold northwest winds. January, on average, has the coldest temperatures.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 28°F 4.01 in. 36°F
February 46°F 29°F 3.22 in. 36°F
March 54°F 36°F 4.45 in. 44°F
April 64°F 44°F 3.54 in. 53°F
May 73°F 54°F 3.91 in. 60°F
June 81°F 63°F 3.15 in. 68°F
July 86°F 68°F 4.19 in. 73°F
August 84°F 67°F 5.34 in. 76°F
September 78°F 61°F 3.77 in. 73°F
October 68°F 49°F 3.42 in. 63°F
November 58°F 41°F 3.33 in. 54°F
December 49°F 32°F 3.67 in. 44°F

Fenwick Island Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Salisbury Ocean City Wicomico Regional airport (SBY) located about 26 miles west of Fenwick Island in Salisbury, Maryland, Easton Newnam Field (ESN) located approximately 59 miles northwest of Fenwick Island in Easton, Maryland, the Millville Municipal airport (MIV) located roughly 62 miles north of Fenwick Island in Millville, New Jersey, and finally the Atlantic City International airport (ACY) located around 73 miles northeast of Fenwick Island in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Fenwick Island Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Baja AmusementsOcean CityMD8.8 mi.
Jolly Roger Amusement ParkOcean CityMD8.8 mi.
Ocean City Pier RidesOcean CityMD8.8 mi.
Trimper's RidesOcean CityMD8.8 mi.
FunderlandRehoboth BeachDE17.9 mi.
Mariner's LandingWildwoodNJ38.8 mi.
Morey's PiersWildwoodNJ38.8 mi.
Splash Zone Water ParkWildwoodNJ38.8 mi.
Wild Wheels Adventure PierWildwoodNJ38.8 mi.
Gillian's Wonderland PierOcean CityNJ62.0 mi.
PlaylandOcean CityNJ62.0 mi.
Storybook LandEgg Harbor TownshipNJ67.4 mi.
Storybook LandCardiffNJ70.2 mi.
Steel PierAtlantic CityNJ71.0 mi.
Tivoli PierAtlantic CityNJ71.0 mi.
Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department Carnival GroundsLeonardtownMD86.5 mi.
Blue Diamond ParkNew CastleDE87.4 mi.
Fantasy Island Amusement ParkBeach HavenNJ87.4 mi.
Water Parks
Morey's Pier Raging WatersWildwoodNJ38.8 mi.
Killens Pond Water ParkFeltonDE47.2 mi.
Gillian's IslandOcean CityNJ62.0 mi.
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD81.5 mi.
Thundering Surf Water SlideBeach HavenNJ87.4 mi.
Mountain CreekVernonNJ99.2 mi.
Water WorldPhoenixvillePA117.9 mi.
Sesame PlaceLanghornePA118.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Salt Pond Golf CourseBethany BeachDE4.7 mi.
Bear Trap Dunes Golf ClubOcean ViewDE5.6 mi.
Bethany Bay Golf ClubMillvilleDE6.5 mi.
Links at Lighthouse SoundBishopvilleMD7.5 mi.
Pine Shore Golf CourseBerlinMD8.6 mi.
Baywood GreensLong NeckDE12.1 mi.
Bay ClubBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Beach Club Golf LinksBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Creek ClubBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Deer Run Golf CourseBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Eagles LandingBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Ocean City Golf & Yacht ClubBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Ocean Resorts Golf ClubBerlinMD13.0 mi.
River Run Golf CourseBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Rum Pointe Golf CourseBerlinMD13.0 mi.
Golf Park at Rehoboth BeachRehoboth BeachDE17.9 mi.
Old Landing Golf CourseRehoboth BeachDE17.9 mi.
Midway Par 3 Golf CourseLewesDE22.1 mi.
Rookery Golf ClubMiltonDE25.4 mi.
White Plains Regional Park & Golf CourseWhite PlainsMD27.1 mi.
Wood Creek Golf LinksDelmarMD28.0 mi.
Nutters Crossing Golf CourseSalisburyMD29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Hidden ValleyVernonNJ99.2 mi.
Vernon Valley Great GorgeVernonNJ99.2 mi.
Hidden Valley SkiHidden ValleyPA115.0 mi.
State Parks
Fenwick Island State ParkDE0.6 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE8.9 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE8.9 mi. 
Holts Landing State ParkDE9.6 mi. 
Delaware Seashore State ParkDE13.0 mi. 
Assateague State ParkMD17.4 mi. 
Cape Henlopen State ParkDE20.7 mi. 
Trap Pond State ParkDE22.4 mi. 
Beach Plum Island State ParkDE24.2 mi. 
Shad Landing State ParkMD30.7 mi. 
Milburn Landing State ParkMD33.0 mi. 
DiscoverSea Shipwreck MuseumFenwick IslandDE(History)
Nutter D. Marvel Carriage MuseumGeorgetownDE23.9 mi.(History)
Ward Museum of Wildfowl ArtSalisburyMD30.4 mi.(Art)
Emlen Physick EstateCape MayNJ33.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Oyster & Maritime MuseumChincoteagueVA40.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Salisbury Zoological ParkSalisburyMD30.4 mi.
Cape May County Park ZooCape MayNJ33.6 mi.
Brandywine ZooWilmingtonDE92.6 mi.
New Jersey State Aquarium at CamdenCamdenNJ101.2 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD101.6 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD101.6 mi.
Philadelphia Zoological GardenPhiladelphiaPA103.2 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC111.1 mi.

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