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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 22 attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Parks
Description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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Arnold, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The main areas of Cape Henlopen can be very crowed. However, the area where dogs are permitted is more open. There isn't a bathhouse or concession stand in this area. However, swimming with your dog is fun!

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The time my family spent here was very nice. Great park, clean. We recommend the bike program and the walking onto the drive on 4WD beach. This beach is not guarded and it quiet, laid back with just a few families. Cost is $8 and worth every penny for parking and the free bike program. There are many fishing, boating,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Tried this as a day trip because it was within 2 hrs. Went on a weekday in early August--CROWDED by 11:00 a.m.; gave up & left at 1 p.m. Being a State Park, the area is pretty, well cared for, & mostly undeveloped. However, the beach itself is narrow from dunes to waterline, is the epitome of northern beaches with... More

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

this is the most natural park , wildlife, sand dunes , beaches , light house, fishing pier, wwII watch towers. trails to walk or ride a bike. you can take these trails as far as you would like towards rehobeth beach, gordons pond. just a really fun place. just down the road is the cape may lewes fairy , bike... More

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Pittsburgh, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This park has a lot to offer. It's biggest strength is the expansive campground in walking distance to the beach. The low price of camping combined with the beach, over 3 miles of bike trails, nature and history programs, fishing and hiking make this one of our favorite vacation spots. The campground has two modern shower houses. One of them... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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301 attraction reviews
437 helpful votes 437 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Cape Henlopen gets crowded like any other place with good beaches in the summer, but this park gets you relaxed as soon as you arrive, with a peaceful, wooded entry. The beaches are clean and family-friendly. Fort Miles was nice and educational, but it is a work in progress. If they achieve their goals, I would give the park an... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The beach is clean, but the guest house really needs to be cleaned more often. I really liked the snack bar option. They had a great little snowball stand in the afternoon.

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Croydon, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There are two things I'd like to change about my camping trip... sleeping on the ground and bugs. Other than that I had a great time camping and walking to the beach (then driving because with a 13 month old the trek to the beach was a bit much, but without wearing a baby would be a nice walk!) There... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Our family drove out from Bethany beach to enjoy and only had a couple hrs and wished we would have planned better to stay longer! loved it! went out to the fishing pier and talked to the locals that fish their! very cool to see them catching them left and right! next we stopped at the lighthouse and walked to... More

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Latham, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Camping here for 20 years still our favorite place to camp....stay in the campsites numbered 1-43 for best camping experience...

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