Fenwick Island is an oceanfront community just north of Ocean City. It is in Sussex County, Delaware, is home to under 400 people year-round and is just south of South Bethany and Bethany. These three coastal towns are known collectively as the “Quiet Resorts” but are certainly worth visiting while in Ocean City. Many will find Fenwick indistinguishable from Ocean City if you are traveling north along Coastal Highway. Many of the same Ocean City restaurants that visitors have fallen in love with can be found in Fenwick, but many other restaurants are unique to this seaside resort town on the Atlantic Ocean. Nantuckets is a perennial favorite.
Named for an English planter who settled in Maryland, Thomas Fenwick, Fenwick Island is actually not on a barrier island, but rather a narrow peninsula. It, along with it’s neighbors is rumored to have been a favorite hangout for pirates and a place to escape the authorities.
There are no real pirates now, however, and those wishing to venture north will find popular restaurants, activities, and shopping. There is no sales tax in Delaware so purchases here will leave a few dollars in your pocket.
Save time in your vacation to venture to the shops and restaurants that populate the Delaware resort towns.