Tidepool Toys & Games, “the neighborhood toy store at the beach,” recently celebrated its grand opening at its new Fenwick Island shop with a ribbon-cutting and a day of activities.
Owners Sandy and Lori Smyth created the motto ““Toys with a Porpoise,” which they said reflects their goal to have quality toys that have strong play value and bring a smile to children’s faces. They said they use their experience as parents to decide what products to offer in their stores. Tidepool Toys & Games does have kites and beach toys, but they are not a standard beach store. Customers will find a wide variety of specialty toys, games, puzzles and crafts.
“Tidepool Toys & Games have quickly grown into a favorite for people of all ages on the boardwalk of Bethany Beach,” said Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kristie Maravalli. “Now, tourists and residents in Fenwick Island will be able to enjoy the toys and games that Tidepool has to offer.”
The Fenwick Island location is at 100 Coastal Highway, Store #6. The Bethany Beach store can be found on the boardwalk, just south of the bandstand. Both locations are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., with extended evening hours on Fridays and Saturday. For more information, visit the web site at www.tidepooltoys.com.