Top 10 Things to do in Fenwick Island, United States

January 18, 2018 Kaleigh Reichenbach

Fenwick Island is a coastal town in Sussex County, Delaware, USA. According to 2010 census figures, the population of the town is 379, a 10.8% increase over the last decade. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. The town is located on Fenwick Island, a barrier spit.
Restaurants in Fenwick Island

1. Bethany Beach

Bethany Beach, DE +1 800-732-7433
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 500 reviews

Bethany Beach

Reviewed By jtrvlr1

Great beach. Packed in the summer, but nicer and not as packed as the nearby beaches (calmer than Ocean City). Quiet and Peaceful in the winter.

2. Coastal Kayak

36840 Coastal Hwy, Fenwick Island, DE 19944-4086
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 134 reviews

Coastal Kayak

Coastal Kayak is the most experienced rental, tour and instructional business at the beach - since 1994. Coastal Kayak rents kayaks, Stand up paddle boards, and sailboats. They also offer guided kayak & Paddle board tours to all areas of Delmarva including the back bays of Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Assateague Island. Coastal Kayak also offers instruction from ACA certified instructors in both kayaking and paddle boarding. In addition CK is a certified "Pro School" of the American Canoe Association. CK has over 125 kayaks, 50 paddle bords and 6 catamaran sailboats all available for rent directly from their bayside beach rental location. Call for hours off season 302.539.7999.

Reviewed By Jen P - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

We decided to skip the beach for a bit and head out on a kayak excursion! We read that coastal kayak received good reviews on yelp and trip advisor so we decided to give it a try. The staff is super friendly , chill and...MoreHi Jen, thanks for the nice review!! Hopefully we can get you out next time on a nice calm day. Although we try to pick routes that will be sheltered from the wind sometimes the wind is still a challenge. Thanks again!

3. The Freeman Stage at Bayside

31750 Lakeview Dr, Selbyville, DE 19975-3701 +1 302-436-3015
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

The Freeman Stage at Bayside

The Freeman Stage at Bayside is an outdoor performing arts venue operated by the Joshua Freeman Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization. The Freeman Stage at Bayside strives to offer a wide range of diverse and quality arts experiences to people of all ages and backgrounds in the Mid-Atlantic area. The stage is open to the public and we welcome residents and visitors to spend time with us during our outdoor stage season. Typically, the season is between Memorial Day and Labor Day and presents over 50 performances. Genres include dance, live music, national recording artists, and theatre.

Reviewed By Jane B - South Bethany, Delaware

If you are on the eastern shore, your trip won't be complete without experiencing at least one fabulous night under the stars at the Freeman Stage, Bayside. The summer program is chock-full of the most seasoned and renowned popular artists known in American music, dance, concert stage, and theater; and tickets are very affordable. The atmosphere is nothing less than FUN as people may sing along with the artists on the stage only a hundred feet away, or dance in the aisles, or enjoy wine and hot dogs. The evening ends much too quickly but you leave with friends never known before. What fun memories you'll have forever -- for all ages.

4. Northside Park

200 125th St, Bayside, Ocean City, MD 21842-2247 +1 410-250-0125
Excellent
78%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 636 reviews

Northside Park

Northside Park is located on 125th Street and the Bay. It is Ocean City's largest and most popular park and home to the Recreation and Parks Department administrative offices. This 58-acre complex boasts three lighted softball/baseball fields, a lighted soccer field, multipurpose field, a foot bridge, mini-borrowing library, concession stands, accessible playground, picnic shelter, two piers, over 1 mile of walking/jogging paths and a state of the art outdoor exercise area. Indoor facilities include a Community Center with 14,200 square foot gymnasium, kitchen, community room, conference room, patio, sitting areas and a Sports Center annex with a 21,000 square foot multi-use arena. Northside Park hosts more than 100 special events and recreational programs and activities each year for both residents and visitors to Ocean City.

Reviewed By Jason D - Ocean City, Maryland

This is the perfect park for families and for people who live an active lifestyle. There is track to run or job. Has an awesome playground for kids. Baseball field, Basket ball court. Has a super long dock on the bay where you can witness beautiful sunsets. Also in the December hosts the Winter Fest of Lights.

5. Fenwick Island State Park

Route 1, Fenwick Island, DE +1 302-227-2800
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Fenwick Island State Park

Reviewed By EliMidAtlantic - Mid Atlantic

Very nice family friendly Beach at small State Park. Park features Atlantic Ocean access and large Beach area. Beach is very clean and has lifeguards. Park also features changing and shower area and a food concession stand. They also rent beach chairs and umbrellas. Only issue is during the summer months parking lot fills up early. I advise getting there before 11 a.m.

6. Bethany Beach Boardwalk

Garfield Parkway & Oceanfront, Bethany Beach, DE
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 352 reviews

Bethany Beach Boardwalk

Reviewed By Rachel L - Newark, Delaware

Bethany is a very quaint beach town and the boardwalk is nice to walk around and explore. It's not as famous as other beach times but pretty much has all the same attractions.

7. DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

708 Ocean Highway, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 +1 302-539-9366
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 124 reviews

DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum

Reviewed By Liz R - NY

This place looked unpromising at first glance— it’s located just above a shell gift shop. You enter, walk to the back, head upstairs— and suddenly you’re in a world class collection of shipwreck artifacts— from coins to ship parts to instruments to old cobalt bottles to fabulous jewelry.

If you’re lucky enough to come when Dale is there you are in for a real treat. He is knowledgeable, kind, warm and can answer any questions— he’s been unearthing treasure since age 14.

The place is awesome. Great little gift shop— I was sorely tempted. Will return!!

8. Fenwick Wine Cellars

38016 Fenwick Shoals Blvd, Selbyville, DE 19975-3986 +1 302-436-1500
Excellent
70%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Fenwick Wine Cellars

Fenwick Wine Cellars is known for their specialty shaped bottles such as; a Lighthouse, Pirate Ship, Christmas Tree, Heart and more to come. They are a proud member of the Delaware Wineries Association, the Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail among others and offers events year round and wine tasting daily. At Fenwick Wine Cellars, the roots run deep. The tradition is long-standing. The Mobilia’s invite you to become a part of that… something that has been grown for generations, from the ground up.

Reviewed By blues4545 - Baltimore, Maryland

My wife and I have stopped here several times after finding it a few years ago. Wines are great and the selection is huge, from dry reds to sweet wines and everything in between. Really nice tasting room and the people there are always friendly. We always make it a mandatory stop when we're in the area and always walk out with 6 to 12 bottles. Their Chambourcin is top notch! If your in the Fenwick, Del. or Ocean City, Md. area you need to stop in!

9. Golf Down Under

Delaware 54, Fenwick Island, DE 19944 +1 302-539-1199
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 58 reviews

Golf Down Under

Reviewed By KMc4528 - Virginia Beach, Virginia

The week we visited Fenwick Island was hot, so I had delayed our visit to Golf Down under until we reached the last day. I needn't have waited! There was a great ocean breeze until after noon when we finished our first round. Perfect timing for the free ice cream with playing all day! The second round our group of 6 broke in to two groups of three (good idea since it was so hot!), and while we enjoyed our second round, we were are thankful for the ice cold bottled water ($1 each) at the end. Just right!

Tips:
1. Military discount with ID
2. Go early, before noon.

A few stairs, not designed for strollers!
Restrooms available
cold drinks for sale
ice cream for sale
Every hole has a bench to sit on.
There are several places with full shade, two with extra large benches.

10. Zen Spa

38857 Bennett Ave, Selbyville, DE 19975-4456 +1 302-988-1750
Excellent
84%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Zen Spa

Zen Spa brings more than 20 years combined experience to coastal Delaware. Our certified therapists have been trained in a variety of modalities which are incorporated into all of our services. Whether it be through maintaining balanced nutrition, living a healthy lifestyle, or integrating exercise into your life, we want to advance your journey toward achieving the body, mind, & spirit that is perfect for you.

Reviewed By ebrotman - Lutherville, Maryland

Right over the DE state line in Fenwick, Zen Spa sits only a short ride from Coastal Highway. However, once you are inside, the hustle and bustle of a busy vacation town melts away and you can be transformed into the best version of yourself. I think Sarah is a sensational massage therapist, and I make regular visits to Zen during the summer season and the off-season alike. I highly recommend Zen Spa!!

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