Delaware's southern-most beach town, Fenwick Island offers a sane alternative to the madness of Ocean City on its southern border.
One of the Quiet Resorts, Fenwick boasts unspoiled beaches, both in town and in Fenwick Island State Park on its northern border.
While you won't find a boardwalk with carnival attractions in Fenwick, you also won't find a more relaxing place to vacation along the Delaware coast.
Guarded beaches offer all types of recreational activities, from swimming to walking to beach combing to sun bathing to fishing.
The Assawoman Bay on the west side of town is a haven for kayakers, windsurfers and sailers.
While Fenwick may be quiet, it isn't devoid of attractions, with the main one being the Fenwick Island Lighthouse, which is open for tours several days during the summer. Miniature golf courses, water slides, shops, restaurants and pubs abound along Route 1 and Route 54.
Beach cottages, townhomes, condos and motel rooms are all available for rent in Fenwick.
The off-season is especially restful in Fenwick. With tourists gone for the winter, the beaches are virtually isolated for those inclined toward walking and beach combing.
Tips: If you're not saying in Fenwick, you'll need a parking pass, which can be obtained at Fenwick Island Town Hall.
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