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Fenwick Island Lighthouse

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Address: Lighthouse Avenue & 146th Street Intersection, Lighthouse Avenue & 146th St Intersection, Fenwick Island, DE
Phone Number: 302-436-8100
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Drive by Lighthouse

It's neat to see a lighthouse in the middle of a residential neighborhood. We've visited a slew of lighthouses in the East coast and this one is like no other in terms of location... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It's neat to see a lighthouse in the middle of a residential neighborhood. We've visited a slew of lighthouses in the East coast and this one is like no other in terms of location and size. Please don't think of this as a destination to occupy your time. You can't climb it and it's right off the road. Take two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The lighthouse is in an odd location, basically in the middle of a neighborhood, but was nice to see and take pictures. It was cool to be right on the border of Delaware and Maryland.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I love historic lighthouses and will go out of my way to see them. Unfortunately, the Fenwick Lighthouse is bordered by a trailer park, fenced off and was not accessible for pictures except behind the gates. Usually, Lighthouses are on beautiful property to see even if you don't have access to them. That said, it is interesting to read about... More 

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Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Just stopped to take a peek at the outside of the Lighthouse. There were no signs that I saw directing you to a visitor center or anything of the like. We tried to find parking for the actual lighthouse beside the trailer park but did not see any. There is a trailer park on one side and a road on... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Really interesting that this lighthouse was the dividing line between Maryland and Delaware. After a severe storm the Fenwick Island was part of the adjoining land and no longer an island. Nice landmark well worth the stop and snapshots.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The lighthouse was open when we visited that we could go inside and look around at the bottom at some of the artifacts and history. We were disappointed though that we couldn't climb it, apparently no one can. But at least we got to go in and talk to the woman there who told us some of the history of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Wasn't open during the weekday. Surrounding this lighthouse is houses and many trailer homes. Clean area looks like a lot of retiree lives in this community. The lighthouse is fence in. Difficult trying to obtain a picture without getting electrical wires in the picture. Very easy to get to from Ocean City MD.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There's really nothing to see. You can't go up. Just walk around the base, which takes 10 seconds or less

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Mt Airy, MD
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

You really can't get on to the site -- it apparently is privately owned, and fenced off. Don't waste your time here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A neat little stop. It is a must while visiting Fenwick Island. It is FREE. You can't go up in the lighthouse but there you can enter the base and view some artifacts and interact with the volunteers on duty. It is still in use. The fun thing for us was that if you stand on one side you are... More 

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