A Guide to Dog-Friendly Vacations to Fenwick Island
Posted by Long & Foster | Monday, July 27, 2020

Traveling with pets can make your family vacation even more special, and there are many dog-friendly destinations along Delaware’s Coast. Fenwick Island is a sanctuary for dogs and dog-owners alike. From pet-friendly restaurants to beaches to our pet-friendly rentals, Fenwick Island is a great place to bring the whole family along. If you are bringing Fido on your next vacation, here are a few things to keep in mind while you’re traveling here.

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Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park is a nearly 350-acre park along the Atlantic Ocean offering pristine shorelines, hiking trails, picnic areas, and more. While dogs are restricted from its beaches during the peak season between May 1 - September 30, the majority of the park is open for exploring.

Dogs are to be leashed except when in off-leash areas or if you have the appropriate hunting permits. Keep in mind when you are walking with your dog that there is protected habitat and shorebird nesting areas.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Fenwick Island

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Fenwick Island is near many dog-friendly restaurants. Captain Mac’s Fish House & Seafood Market is one of our favorites. Located just inland in Selbyville, this casual seafood eatery features beautiful views of the marshland waters of Delaware and locally caught, fresh seafood. Lizzie’s Cafe & Bistro is another great spot known for its brunch cuisine, located just over the state border in Maryland.

Tailchasers, Cafe Mirage, Lenny’s Beach Bar & Grill, and Nori Sushi Bar & Grill are also all a short drive away and feature dog-friendly spaces.

Fenwick Island Dog Resources

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If you need to buy anything for your dog while you’re here, the Fenwick Pet Stop is a local store at the corner of Farmington and Coastal Highway. You’ll find premium pet food, toys, and other supplies if you need them.

Coastal Veterinary is a local clinic located inland in Selbyville, about 15 minutes away from Fenwick Island. In addition to veterinary services, Coastal Veterinary offers grooming and bathing. Coastal Veterinary is closed on the weekends.

Browse Our Fenwick Island Pet Friendly Rentals

Bring your four-legged friend to our pet friendly rentals on Fenwick Island. Our pet-friendly homes offer space and comfort for everyone in the family. Stay in a beachfront home or a quiet and cozy cottage near restaurants and entertainment. Not set on a destination yet? We also have pet-friendly rentals in Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, and Rehoboth.

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