A Message From The Mayor

Date Posted: Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Welcome to the Town of Fenwick Island, Delaware. Incorporated in 1953, Fenwick Island is a quiet beach town with vibrant neighborhood businesses and seaside homes in between the Atlantic Ocean and the Little Assawoman Bay. The town provides public parks for recreation and maintains a one-mile beach guarded by the Fenwick Island Beach Patrol.  The […]




Hurricane Jose

Date Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Watch out for Hurricane Jose Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning! Although the hurricane will be well off our coastline, we are still expected to have tropical storms like winds, increasing tonight through Tuesday. Along with the winds, strong and dangerous rip currents are expected along the coast.  High tides are expected starting today, with some […]




Lifeguard Duty – 9/16 and 9/17

Date Posted: Friday, September 8th, 2017

This will be the last weekend of lifeguard service for the season.  The lifeguards will be on duty starting at 10:00 am on Saturday & Sunday between Atlantic – Georgetown streets.




Operation SEAs the Day – Wounded Warriors Parade

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8th: There will be a parade starting in Bethany Beach at 4:45 p.m. and will travel through Fenwick Island and then along RT54 towards Freeman Stage for dinner and a concert to honor wounded Warriors. This will be the 5th Annual Operation SEAs the Day. We ask businesses and residents to participate and […]




Water Access 8/29/17

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Due to high rip currents risks, no one will be allowed in the water today at the beach.  The Fenwick Island Beach Patrol will still be on duty to enforce this restriction. Stay safe!




Historic House Tour 10/7/17

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Fenwick Island Historical Committee would like to invite you to the area Historical House Tour on Saturday, October 7th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in Ocean View, DE.  Tickets are $30.00 each and are available at Made by Hand (in South Bethany), at the Ellen Rice Gallery (in Ocean View), or by clicking […]




Panoramic Photo

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

At the August 25th Town Council Meeting, Mr. Allen Hansen, a long-time visitor to Fenwick Island, presented the Town a picture that he took while on vacation a few years ago. The Town Council would like to thank Mr. Hansen for his generous gift. From Left-Right:  Secretary Bernie Merritt, Town Manager Terry Tieman, Vice Mayor […]




Beach Patrol Advisory

Date Posted: Monday, August 28th, 2017

Due to reduced staffing this week (8/28 – 9/1), there will be limited lifeguard stands/coverage but all beaches will be open. Also, the beach assistance service will not be available until 9/2. Additionally, weather and surf conditions this week may warrant water & beach restrictions so please check with lifeguards on conditions.  There is a […]




Dredging Contacts

Date Posted: Monday, August 21st, 2017

For those in attendance at the Dredging Workshop this past Friday, August 18th, below is a list of the contacts (Governor, Senators, State Representatives, and the DNREC Secretary) to write letters to in regards to dredging assistance for the Town of Fenwick Island.  You can also fill out the dredging petition and return to Karin Lakin […]




Rip Currents

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

With the approaching Hurricane Gert off the shore of Fenwick Island tonight through tomorrow, heavy rip currents are expected. Below is a link to an informational video to help increase public awareness of rip currents and provide information on what to do if caught in a rip current.         Rip Current Video Stay safe while at […]




Organizational Meeting

Date Posted: Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The Organizational Meeting of the Town Council was held on August 15th. Congratulations to Gene Langan, Julie Lee, Richard Mais, and Roy Williams who were sworn in for another 2-year term. Officers for the 2017-2018 Council: Mayor – Gene Langan Vice Mayor – Richard Mais Treasurer – Gardner Bunting Secretary – Bernie Merritt Council Member […]