Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island State Park is a 3-mile-long stretch of beach that is the perfect spot for a relaxing beach day or an outdoor adventure!

Park Hours:

8:00 am to Sunset


Lifeguards patrol the beaches full-time from Memorial Day until Labor Day and some weekends throughout September.

  • Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Phone: 302-632-0396
  • Captain: Kris Knutsen
Beach Wheelchairs:

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, beach wheelchairs can be requested from 8:00 am to sunset. Contact (302) 227-7328 to request a wheelchair.

Handicap Access:

A beach boardwalk, beach access mats, and wheelchairs are all provided so that everyone can spend a day in the park.


From October – April, dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk. During May – September, dogs are prohibited on the beach and boardwalk but are allowed in the town.


From October – April, parking is FREE at the park. From May – September, parking is paid. Visitors can purchase an annual Delaware State Park Pass that will give them access to the park for the entire year.

Public Restrooms:

Restrooms are available during park hours along with a public bathhouse equipped with showers and changing rooms.

Fishing and Surfing:

Three Dune Crossings provide access to beaches designated for fishing. Vehicles with a surf fishing permit can drive onto the beach to fish. Surf fishing vehicle decals and plates may be purchased at the nearby Delaware Seashore Regional Office located at the Indian River Marina, at the Indian River Life-Saving Station.


Two points at the nearby Assawoman Bay provide easy access for kayaks along with rentals.