Fenwick Island is the sleepiest of all the Delaware Ocean Beaches, and yet it runs into Ocean City, Maryland which is quite action-packed during the summer. Fenwick is perfect for those looking for a quiet, laid back destination. Fenwick is also a dog-friendly town and the beaches are really never that crowded. There are a few great restaurants in town and some very nice shopping destinations as well. This would be a great place to visit if looking for a peaceful getaway or a quiet place to retire. The town is not year-round active, which isn't for everyone yet perfect for others. There are some really beautiful bayfront communities including one with a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
The lifestyle in Fenwick allows time for things that the hustle of the city may not. Laying out on a lonely beach with a book, taking over a section of sand for a game of volleyball, these are activities that sound perfect for Fenwick Island while the action of Ocean City is right next door.