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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
302-645-6852
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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Burlington, VT
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Absolutely stunning, lots of options for activities for all, especially in the summer months. The off season holds charm as well when you almost feel like you have the park to yourself. Beautiful trails, sidewalks and beaches. Would love to make it back!

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So many things to do in such beautiful natural surroundings. Depending on the season, Cape Henlopen has: Ocean and bay swimming Surf fishing Surfing Kayaking (rentals available) Sun bathing (beautiful beaches and several dog friendly areas)(bath house too) Bird (and deer) watching (even has a dedicated bird reporting station, Hawk Watch) Camping (even has cabins for rent with a.c. and... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A truly beautiful place to spend the day! There are several different beaches ranging from the bathhouse beach, where there are more facilities to The Point where you have a walk to the nearest restrooms. You can be with lots of like minded visitors or just a few. There is a cute Nature Center to visit and Fort Miles, which... More 

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have lived in Lewes for 13 years and never tire of Cape Henlopen State Park. It is unspoiled and lovely and still has great beach and bathing areas, along with a nice bathhouse. Visitors are responsible for carrying out their trash and there is never any trash thrown on the ground. People tend to take the responsibility seriously. It... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park encompasses both ocean and bay swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking! There are camp sites in the park and lovely inns in nearby Lewes and Rehoboth. There are dozens of great restaurants in the surrounding area and of course tax free outlet shopping a few miles from the park. A great place for all ages and interests- a guarded... More 

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Cohoes
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The beaches are beautiful and peaceful in the off season. If you want a public beach with bathrooms nearby and great waves for swimming - it's here. If you want a more secluded get away you can find it here too. If your're a photographer or artist, you'll want to spend some time here and enjoy the exquisite beauty!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This park which is right outside Lewes and very close to the ferry is excellent. It has a great and very clean beach, great surf fishing, camping, hiking, fantastic biking esp. the new Gordon Pond trail, nature (deer, dolphins, sea birds), and a sunset from the cape itself ("The Point") that will rival anything anywhere. The daily fee is nominal... More 

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Clayton, De
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want to see a well maintained, thoughtful designed park with a beautiful ocean view, this is it. Beautiful bikes trails with stunning views! Even an elevated section of the Breakwater Trail over marshes for cyclists and walkers alike. Beautiful swimming beaches, great spots for surf fishing, eating pavilions, camping for RVs and tents and close to Cape May-Lewes... More 

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved being close to everything! We biked on the new Gordon's pond trail - it goes to Rehoboth bypassing all major roads. 3.5 miles

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Alexandria, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There is a a great paved trail that takes you in a 3 mile loop around the park, incuding to the WWII observation tower. It was perfect for us to push our little one in the stroller.

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