Fenwick Island is a city in Delaware. The town sits on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Little Assawoman Bay in Delaware's beach resort area.
From northern Delaware, follow Delaware Route 1 south to Milford and take the exit to U.S. Route 113 south. Follow U.S. Route 113 south and turn left onto Delaware Route 54 east in Selbyville. Delaware Route 54 heads into Fenwick Island. While you may use Delaware Route 1 south all the way to Fenwick Island, there is a lot of traffic lights and congestion in the Rehoboth Beach area, and therefore using U.S. Route 113 bypasses a lot of the congestion.
From the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, follow U.S. Route 50 east and turn left onto Maryland Route 404 east in Wye Mills. Continue along Maryland Route 404 east to the Delaware border, where the road becomes Delaware Route 404. Follow Delaware Route 404 east to Georgetown and turn right onto U.S. Route 113 south. Follow U.S. Route 113 south and turn left onto Delaware Route 54 east in Selbyville. Delaware Route 54 heads into Fenwick Island.
Between May 15 and September 15 from 9AM to 4PM, parking permits are required on all streets in Fenwick Island. Parking permits may be purchased from the Public Safety Building and are not sold in advance or by mail. Visitors may purchase a yellow parking permit which enables them to park on side streets. When parking, the permit should be hung on the rear-view mirror. Permits cost $10 for a daily permit, $60 for a weekly permit, $150 for a monthly permit, and $350 for a seasonal permit for the whole summer. It costs $75 to replace a lost permit. Parking at beach ends east of Bunting Avenue is only available for holders of blue parking permits, which are only sold to people who own property in Fenwick Island; violators will be ticketed.
- Fenwick Island Lighthouse, 103 146th St. May-Jun: Sa-Su 9AM-noon Jul-Aug: F-Su 9AM-noon Sep: Sa-Su 9AM-noon. Lighthouse completed in 1859 that is home to a museum and gift shop.
- The Bookend Cafe, 300 Coastal Highway, ☎ . Books, specialty coffee, unique gifts, and free wifi.
- Sea Shell City, 708 Coastal Highway, toll-free: . Since 1978.
- Harpoon Hanna's, ☎ . open until 1AM. Rated in the Top 100 Independent Restaurant & Bars in the US by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. $10-$30.
|Routes through Fenwick Island|
|Lewes ← Bethany Beach ←||N S||→ becomes → Ocean City → END|