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Distance from parking lots to beach

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Scranton...
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Distance from parking lots to beach

Staying in Fenwick Island DE this July and I'm wondering how far the beach/water is from the parking lots. Do you think it would be wise to invest in a beach wagon to transport chairs/kids stuff or are you able to park close enough to just make a few trips?

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Bethlehem...
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1. Re: Distance from parking lots to beach

Hi ronz - parking in the Town of Fenwick from May 15 to Sept 15 is by Permit only. It's $10 per day and $60 per week. Available at Town Hall. No parking lots available unless you go a bit north of town to the State Park (fee). Only residents can park at the end of the street closest to beach access. Permit parking on the streets of Fenwick gets you pretty close but depending on the amount of stuff you will be hauling to and from the beach, a wagon may be a good idea. Keep in mind that the beach access at the end of each street is done by walking over pretty high dunes so hauling a lot of stuff could require some help. :)

Also worth noting is that the area east of coastal hwy and south of Atlantic Ave is not considered the Town of Fenwick so different rules will apply there. That area is also pretty heavily populated so the beach is a bit more crowded.

Good details on parking and other things can be found on the Town of Fenwick Island website. Below is a link.

Enjoy your vacation! We Love Fenwick!

www.fenwickisland.org/index.aspx?nid=881

Scranton...
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2. Re: Distance from parking lots to beach

Thanks Danno...I appreciate the great information you provided. We've heard great things about the area but have never visited. We have a 1 year old so there will be quite the load of "stuff" to get to and from the beach and the trips are not likely to be for an entire day. Would you recommend the beach in town or might we be better off trying the park or somewhere else. Our condo is located away from the beach (Bayside Resorts) so we will be driving regardless. Thanks again!

Bethlehem...
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7 reviews
3. Re: Distance from parking lots to beach

Ok so you're coming in on Rt 54. When you get into fenwick there is probably the best options for parking on beach side of coastal highway. As I mentioned, the south end is not the same rules. You may also try a few streets south which is actually Ocean City. We always stay in fenwick so we don't have to deal with parking (included with rental). Our favorite beach is the north end of town near Lewes St. We don't do the state park too often but the big pIus there would be the public bathrooms and showers. The park is nice and very clean. It will be crowded in July but so will everywhere! IMHO - Best beach and ocean on the entire mid atlantic! Good luck.

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