We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Lighthouse Avenue & 146th Street Intersection, Lighthouse Avenue & 146th St Intersection, Fenwick Island, DE
+1 302-436-8100
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Off Hours Stop

We were staying in Bethany Beach and took a trip down Route 1 to Fenwick Island. While there we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LARSevenFields
,
Seven Fields
My Recent Visit to the Fenwick Island Lighthouse

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse in Fenwick Island, Delaware... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert M
,
Bowie, Maryland
Read all 75 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good29%
  • Average38%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
Lighthouse Avenue & 146th Street Intersection, Lighthouse Avenue & 146th St Intersection, Fenwick Island, DE
CONTACT
Website
+1 302-436-8100
Write a ReviewReviews (75)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"light house"
in 6 reviews
"residential neighborhood"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 3 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 2 reviews
"limited hours"
in 2 reviews
"quick stop"
in 2 reviews
"marker"
in 12 reviews
"landmark"
in 4 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Bethany Beach and took a trip down Route 1 to Fenwick Island. While there we looked for the Lighthouse (as we have a painting of it in our home in PA). We were a bit disappointed in it's location surrounded by...More

Thank LARSevenFields
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, I had an opportunity to visit the Fenwick Island Lighthouse in Fenwick Island, Delaware, as part of a Lighthouse Weekend excursion/tour sponsored by the Delaware Seashore State Park. This lighthouse is one of Delaware's iconic sentinels that is still open to visitors. It is...More

Thank Robert M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

After driving past this lighthouse hundreds of times , my wife and l decided to stop and see why it is there . Had no idea the signifigance , and the markers too . Very informative and educational , loved it .!

1  Thank Brian H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The lighthouse is situated a bit away from the beach and homes have been built in the area. We did not go for the tour nor deal with the lady selling post cards who appeared a bit unstable. Once you realize that you cannot climb...More

Thank swok13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

We missed the tour but definitely a cool visit while on vacation! They have done a fantastic job preserving history!

Thank Extreme-OC-Lovers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a nice lighthouse, and the artifacts and history are neat, but you can't climb up to the top. The stairs are blocked off unfortunately. Worth seeing though to learn about it and take pictures.

Thank Amber H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I love all Lighthouses and what they mean to our history. However, this is our second trip from NJ (3.5 HOURS AND ROUND TRIP ON THE FERRY) only to find you can not climb the tower due to liabilty issues.Even the small amount you can...More

1  Thank luger24t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Nice little lighthouse. Enjoyed seeing historic site. The ladie there selling souvenirs was a bit crazy. Post cards say 5 for $1. Then she said no thats only for the vintage ones. The all looked old. Then she said the others were 50 cents, then...More

1  Thank lori d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 August 2017

**GO ON A WEEKEND IF YOU WANT TO GO INSIDE!** Wanted to make that extra obvious since I completely missed that the inside is only open certain hours and only on the weekends. We went on Thursday and were only able to look around outside...More

1  Thank TravelingFromOhio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 August 2017

It's a cool lighthouse but not a lot to see the location is strange since they have houses and trailers around it. It should be more marked off with a park or something so you could spend more time or have the ability to tour...More

Thank french4us
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Fenwick Island
Atlantic Coast Inn
15 reviews
.29 km away
Fenwick Islander Motel
154 reviews
.51 km away
Fenwick Inn
1,005 reviews
.84 km away
Seaside Inn
123 reviews
1.38 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fishers Popcorn
216 reviews
.21 km away
One Coastal
154 reviews
.28 km away
The Flying Fish Cafe & Sushi Bar
127 reviews
.34 km away
Grab & Go Taco
120 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fenwick Island State Park
148 reviews
.50 km away
DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum
124 reviews
.71 km away
Golf Down Under
58 reviews
.13 km away
Zen Spa
23 reviews
1.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
RRGUY9
10 August 2015|
Answer
Response from Michelle S | Reviewed this property |
No, can only visit the small museum downstairs if the gate around the lighthouse is unlocked.
1
Vote
;