Fenwick Island State Park, Fenwick Island

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Fenwick Island State Park is a 344-acre Delaware state park between Ocean City, Maryland and South Bethany, Delaware in Sussex County, Delaware, US. Originally part of Delaware Seashore State Park, it was established in 1966 and renamed in 1981. The park is located on Fenwick Island, a narrow strip of land between the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay. It is largely undeveloped in comparison to the beach communities that surround it. Fenwick Island State Park is open for year-round recreation from 8:00 am until sunset.
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  • We traveled to the State Park and visited the public beach close to Bethany-Fenwick Area. We found the beach less crowded than near the big hotels and more natural with debris from the ocean (some tra...  more »
  • Our fault it probably would be better to go during summer, but we were there in November and still had a cold but good walk on the beach!  more »
  • Only $10 for out of state. Such a better sand spot vs inside Ocean city. Dogs allowed, fishing, driving up onto the beach is allowed in the area. Great trip!  more »
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  • One of my favorite beaches. Not really "crowded" on any given summer day. The waves here are a little more intense as you aren't blocked from the wind, so not a great beach for young kids. Try the bay side for kids. This spot does have great boogie boarding. Watch out for rip currents. Check out the shops nearby. Fenwick is the last stop for tax free shopping before you gut Ocean City heading south.
  • The Fenwick Island State Park at 36840 Coastal Highway is an outstanding park and we live to go there whenever we can. This park is kept very clean. and there is easy access from the parking area. It even has showers, lifeguards and well kept rest rooms. Very nice family place to go.
  • This was a very nice beach to take our dog. There was plenty of room for us to play without bothering anyone else. I did not like the fact that I had to take my dog poop with me, as it is a "carry out" park. Also I found it very difficult to find. I'm pretty sure I drove past it 5 times before I really noticed it.
  • One of our favorite drive on surf beaches! Access to the restrooms and parking lot is great when you have friends who dont have a permit
  • Nice spot for a relaxing getaway. Pretty desolate in the off-season.

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