Fenwick Island Vacation Rentals & Beach Rentals - 681 Rentals Available
681 Vacation rentals
Fenwick Island Condo
- 2 bedrooms 2
- 2 bathrooms
- sleeps 8 8
- min stay varies
- Child friendly
from $200.00 / night
Fenwick Island Townhouse
- 3 bedrooms 3
- 4 bathrooms
- sleeps 10 10
- 7 nights min
- Beach/lakeside relaxation
- Child friendly
- Air conditioning
from $700.00 / night
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About Fenwick Island
Introduction to Fenwick IslandEach resort along the Atlantic Coast has its own unique identity, and Fenwick Island is best known as one of the Quiet Resorts. Along with nearby Bethany Beach and South Bethany, Fenwick Island is considered a more relaxing alternative to lively Dewey Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland. Visitors tend to seek out Fenwick Island for its surfing, swimming, and sunbathing on less heavily trafficked beaches.
Fenwick Island ClimateThe best time to visit Fenwick Island is summer, when the temperatures top out in the mid-eighties and the sun warms the ocean waters. Late spring and early fall are also popular times to visit, as temperatures are still warm and the days are long, but the crowds are thinner and prices are lower.
How to Relax on Fenwick IslandJust because it’s one of the Quiet Resorts doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do on the island. Fenwick Island vacation rentals are plentiful, and many offer sea views, short walks to the beach, and decks for daytime sunbathing and evening sunset watching.
Surf and SwimThe best place to soak up the rays or catch a wave is Fenwick Island State Park, which features three miles of barrier island. There’s plenty of room for swimming and sunbathing on this quiet white sand beach, and lifeguards patrol the area for a safe swimming environment. This is also a popular surfing spot, thanks to large waves and the beach recognized as one of the only designated surfing areas in Delaware. If you want to fish, be sure to purchase a surf fishing vehicle permit in advance.
Have Fun With the FamilyFenwick Island is a great place for family fun. For a family focused adventure, take the kids to Viking Golf & Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, which boasts giant waterslides and an 18-hole mini-golf course. If you’re looking for action, get extreme with watersports like jet skis or kayaks. If local culture is more your speed, head out on the high seas with Pirate Adventures, or spend an hour or two perusing the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum.
Daytrip to Nearby TownsIf you’re looking for a boardwalk or a little nightlife, go north to Dewey Beach and Rehoboth Beach, or south to Ocean City. Dewey Beach is best known for its family friendly beaches and vibrant nightlife, while upscale Rehoboth Beach draws visitors with great food and culture. Ocean City, just across the border in Maryland, is known for its legendary boardwalk.
Things to SeeFenwick Island is a quiet place to relax and enjoy the beach, while there are just enough other things to do that will entertain and keep your family busy on warm summer nights. While the peaceful sand and waves whisper during the day by the Fenwick Island vacation rentals, your family may enjoy a visit to the charming Fenwick Island lighthouse and museum for a look at a piece of island history. Deactivated in 1982, the lighthouse was the only way to protect the shore from the ships passing through the treacherous waters from 1859 on. The DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum is a great place to bring the family and check out some of the interesting treasures, shells and artifacts that have been found in the waters off the island. The Pirate Adventures will take parents and younger kids on an old-fashioned pirate adventure. The crew paints kids' faces, gives them pirate vests and sashes, assigns them a pirate name, and then teaches songs, tall tales, and pirate lessons. Parents take a load off and enjoy a relaxing ride while the kids have a fun adventure before returning to their Fenwick Island vacation rentals.
Things to DoThere are some great local activities near the Fenwick Island rentals. Parasailing, pontoon boating, and riding on a fun banana boat are some of the things that your family can participate in at the Shark's Cove Marina. DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures offers a great opportunity to take some windsurfing lessons or learn stand-up paddle-boarding in the ocean, and you can also enjoy paddle-board tours and paddle-board yoga for the fitness fanatic. Viking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Water Park are nearby and offer lots of fun for younger families. They have mini golf, water rides for all ages, a lazy river, go karts, kiddie pools, and a picnic area. There is also a boardwalk next door in case you're in need of some snacks. Fenwick Island also has Golf Down Under, an Australian-themed mini-golf course that offers the chance to get free ice cream after your game. Up to six people can take a great fishing expedition out to sea with Action Charter Fishing: All bait and gear is supplied, and the captain will find the best location to fish according to the type of fish customers want to catch, while off-shore reef fishing trips can be full-day or half-day, but check online for reservations. Harpoon Hanna's is a casual family restaurant that offers a lunch and dinner menu, a children's menu, Sunday brunch, banquet facilities, drinks, a tiki bar, and entertainment.
Whether you’re looking for a break from the boardwalks and nightlife on the bigger beaches, a quiet spot for a romantic getaway, or a place to explore the Mid-Atlantic coast with family, look no further than the Quiet Resorts and Fenwick Island vacation rentals.
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