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Fenwick Island Vacation Rentals

At only one mile long and half a mile wide, the town of Fenwick Island sits on a barrier island between Little Assawoman Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. But despite its modest size, the town is rich with activities and attractions. Some of the most well-known are:

  • The Fenwick Island Lighthouse: Standing at 86 feet, this town landmark dates back to 1858. It was temporarily closed in 1978, but reopened shortly thereafter in response to public outcry. Today it is open to visitors in the summer months.
  • Fenwick Island State Park: More than 344 acres make up this three-mile stretch of barrier island, whose white sand beaches attract swimmers and sunbathers.
  • The DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum: This collection of 10,000 recovered shipwreck artifacts is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic, making the museum ideal for both history lovers and curious children.
  • Ocean City: The vibrant nightlife of Fenwick Island's dynamic neighbor is just a short bus-ride over the Delaware-Maryland border.

Another big draw for owners of Fenwick Island vacation homes is a special kind of magic that can't be made by man: because the town sits on a barrier island, its residents can enjoy the sunrise each morning and the sunset each evening, simply by turning their beach chair around at the end of the day.

Fenwick Island's natural beauty is nearly unrivaled. The town is surrounded by three state parks, Delaware Seashore, Holts Landing, and the aforementioned Fenwick Island, and a broad swath of water. As a result, many fisherman, outdoorsmen, and water sports enthusiasts are attracted to Fenwick Island vacation rentals.

The town also takes its reputation as one of Delaware's Quiet Resorts seriously. In 1953, Fenwick Island's residents pushed for the town to be incorporated to prevent the spread of high-rise development from sprawling Ocean City. Today, the town has just 300 year-round residents, although thousands of visitors flock to Fenwick Island vacation rentals in the summer.

Many retirees choose to invest in Fenwick Island vacation properties thanks to Delaware's economic advantages, which include no sales tax, no personal property tax, and high home-price appreciation among the state's many perks. Communities like Bayside — "away from the crowds, yet full of life" — offer beautiful, environmentally sensitive Fenwick Island vacation homes with spectacular views. So whether you're looking for a second home or a place to spend your sunset years, Fenwick Island vacation properties can meet your needs.

And getting to your Fenwick Island vacation rental or property has never been easier. The town is conveniently located at the intersection of Route 1 and Route 54. If you don't feel like driving, just hop aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Making stops at a number of Atlantic Coast resort towns, this 17-mile ride between New Jersey and Delaware boasts a relaxed, traffic-free setting and — if you're lucky — a dolphin escort.

Please call us to discuss Fenwick Island vacation homes or rentals. Or stop by our Bethany vacation rental office to go on a guided tour. For your convenience, our Long & Foster Rental Office is open seven days a week, year-round. Indulge yourself and plan a family vacation at a Fenwick Island vacation rental. It is a great escape!

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