Assawoman Recreation Area-Fenwick Island State Park:
Fenwick Island, DE

We wanted to see sunset unobstructed over the water.  The side of the ocean is where sunrise is so it is hard to find a pretty and clear spot for sunset. We decided to quickly drive over to Fenwick Island State Park just a few minutes up the road from where we were staying in Ocean City. The park is on a strip of land between the ocean and Little Assawoman Bay. Most of the park consists of beach areas on the side of the ocean but we were lucky enough to spot a small park on the side of the bay, with a bench and picnic table, right by the parking lot. The parking lot goes right up to the beach sand. All it really is, is a tiny alcove of natural beauty with insane views of sunset. Some locals who were sitting there said that they often see cars barreling in at sunset for people to get the last glimpse of the magnificent colors as the sun sets. We were so glad we discovered this little area of beauty.


Posted: January 2, 2021

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284 Coastal Highway

Fenwick Island, DE 19944





Approximate Distance from:   

Brooklyn Bridge: 3 hours, 50 minutes

Lakewood: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Monsey: 4 hours