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Welcome to the southernmost beach in the First State!

Fenwick Island State Park serves as the gateway to Little Assawoman Bay. Tiny compared to Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore, the usual beach activities like swimming, surfing, and fishing are nevertheless popular, as are windsurfing and kayaking.

Area: 344 acres

List of Outdoor Activities:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Beach open for horseback riding (November 1 through April 30)
  • Kayaking
  • Picnicking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

List of Amenities:

  • Little Assawoman Bay
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat | Kayak | SUP Rentals by Coastal Kayak*
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Food | Refreshments*
  • Hiking | Horse Trail (Beach Trail)
  • Pet Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms
  • Umbrella and Beach Chair Rentals*
  • Showers
  • Surf Fishing (Off-Road) Areas (license required)
  • Wheelchair-Accessible Beach
    *Summer only


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the park’s operating hours?
A: Open daily, from 8:00 AM to sunset (which varies every day)

Q: Did you say fishing? Where are the best spots?
A: The ocean beaches are a favorite spot for surf fishing. Three dune crossings provide access to multi-use beaches where vehicles with a surf fishing license plate bearing a current surf-fishing decal can drive onto the beach to fish.

Q: Outdoor activities are great, but are there any romantic spots?
A: Certainly! Take in the setting sun at the Assawoman Recreation Area as it dips below the undeveloped shoreline of the Little Assawoman Bay.

Q: I’ve always wanted to try kayaking, where should I go?
A: Coastal Kayak rentals, right on the shores of the Little Assawoman Bay, is a must for visitors looking for an exciting paddling experience on the Inland Bays.

Q: How’s the beach?
A: Sunbathe, build sand castles, and more! The white sand beaches gradually slope into the Atlantic, creating a broad swimming area patrolled by lifeguards during the summer.