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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature...
This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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Cape Henlopen has everything

Great park with so much to do. Fantastic beaches (with bathhouse), walking and biking trails, fishing beach and pier (currently closed for repairs), camping facilities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Delaware
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great park with so much to do. Fantastic beaches (with bathhouse), walking and biking trails, fishing beach and pier (currently closed for repairs), camping facilities, environment center, and even an old gun tower that you can climb up to see amazing views of the ocean and lighthouses. Wonderful place to spend a summer day or longer. This park is a... More 

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Cape Henlopen was beautiful. The beach was very clean and shell free. The park itself had tons of things to do. The entrance fee is $10 per car for the day. You can bike, bring your own or there is a free bike share within the park, hike, view historical buildings or just simply relax on the beach. There is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A friend and I went to Cape Henlopen State Park to enjoy the lovely beach on a weekend visiting her parents. The area is incredibly well-kept and there are restrooms and a lifeguard at the main beach. Parking was close enough to the beach where you didn't have to haul your stuff too far, but the beach itself was pretty... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful piece of the Eastern Atlantic shoreline. The beaches were clean and so was the park itself. They offer free bikes to rent for 2 hours and we thoroughly enjoyed touring the park with the bikes. The snack bar was not that bad but kind of over priced. There are several beaches, some were busier than others.... More 

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ottawa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fantastic park, something for everyone from young children to adults. The beaches are fabulous and interesting shells can be found, see nature at its best ( deers, birds, bunnies, crabs). There is also the towers for those interested in history. My kids favorite part is the nature center where you can borrow bikes to explore the park.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ocean and sand, fishing and camping available...no crowds, no boardwalk nonsense. No hotels looming above. Ahhh.

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We love this park. Fantastic for cycling and hiking, with a fabulous beach, and lots to do. Campground has some great sites, but also some terrible over-crowded ones. Try for end of loops, perimeter sites, use the pics and descriptions available online. The new toilet-shower facilities are nice, but cause huge problems at peak showering time from 4 o'clock on,... More 

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philly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

AWESOME Beach. So worth the 10.00 to get in. The water was a lot calmer then at Rehoboth. My 5 year could actually enjoy the water and waves without mommy and daddy on top of her cause of fear. Sand had a lot of peddles. I don't normally vacation here so I'm not sure if that is normal. Made it... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite beach on this part of the world, together with assateague island. It is very crowded close to the parking but if you don't mind walking 100 yards, you can find spots with very few people. Bring food because the shop is pathetic,even slightly disgusting. I hear the place can get full by mid day and then... More 

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

this is a wonderful park I live in MD and this was my first visit I stayed in Ocean City, MD and drove about 40 minutes north to the park if your vehicle is not registered in DE the entrance fee in $10 having said that there are several miles of trails throughout the park in addition there are lookout... More 

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