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Living in Fenwick Island, DE

With its white sands and pastel-colored beach huts, Fenwick Island, Delaware, is a laid back East Coast seaside town with an abundance of real estate options. A stone's throw from Ocean City, Maryland, Fenwick Island borders the Atlantic Ocean and has become a hotspot for windsurfing, surf fishing, and adrenaline-inducing water sports. Residents can experience the best of the great Delaware outdoors without compromising on big city amenities. Salisbury, Maryland, the largest city on the Eastern Shore, is only 36 miles away.

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Things To Do

On the western edge of Fenwick Island, Delaware, Little Assawoman Bay is an East Coast treasure, home to sailboats, clams, and crabs. The area is an angler's paradise, with an abundance of tackle shops and fish restaurants nearby. Rent a boat and view Fenwick Island from the water before heading back into town for some locally-sourced seafood. In the evening, head to one of the many beachside bars in the area which serve colorful cocktails and South Delaware wines.

If you have a day trip in mind, Bethany Beach is less than six miles away. The small town has a short boardwalk and a sandy beach—a picture postcard retreat on the Atlantic coast. Nearby Ocean City, MD has shops, art galleries, museums, and family-friendly attractions.

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Housing in Fenwick Island

Apartments, townhouses and single-family homes are among the Fenwick Island real estate options. As for styles, choose from beach cottages, A-frames, contemporary architecture, and Cape Cod-style homes to suit your taste. Many homes for sale in Fenwick Island offer bright, airy interiors and large, east-facing windows that offer stunning views of the beach and ocean.

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Transportation and Travel in Fenwick Island

The Coastal Highway Beach Bus departs from 144th Street Transit Station and transports you from Fenwick Island, Delaware, to Ocean City, MD. Alternatively, take a trip southward to Chincoteague Island, Virginia, famous for the Chincoteague ponies, via U.S. Route 113. Delaware Bicycle Route 1, which travels from the Fenwick Island neighborhood to the Pennsylvania border in New Castle County to the north, is a popular cycling route, snaking through picturesque towns such as Cheswold and Lincoln in Delaware.


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  • Recognized as an East Coast treasure trove, Fenwick Island is known for its abundant fishing, water sports, and family-friendly activities, including mini golf, go karts, and a waterpark.
  • Colorful cocktails and coastal wines are the drinks du jour at many of the beachside restaurants and bars.
  • Nearby popular attractions include the peaceful Bethany Beach and the always energetic Ocean City, MD.


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