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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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Accra, Ghana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Beautiful beach. Nice bike trails. the signage and roads could use some help, but the bathroom/shower facilities by the beach are very nice. We saw horseshoe crabs. Beautiful dunes. Definitely do the ferry nearby to Cape May, that is a great experience.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful and huge state park, and the old Fort Miles area is very interesting and historical. Climb the old tower for a great view, then proceed toward the beach for a real interesting and educational spot - the GREAT DUNE. So much more here to see - we'll be back to check it out further!!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went on a Saturday morning/afternoon just to walk around and tour the park. Very impressed by the clean beach and the new walkway from Lewes to Rehobeth Beach. The WWII sites were great to walk through and the dunes and beach were relaxing to view. We parked in the lot near the new bike/hike trail and walked everywhere. Things... More

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Parkville, Missouri, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The park made for an excellent route for a fun, not-too-demanding bike ride from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach and back. Bike rentals are numerous and inexpensive, and it's a great way to see the surrounding area while getting some exercise.

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A beautiful and interesting park to visit. Walking and bicycle paths all over with several interesting historical sites to visit. The views are amazing; there are some cliff areas which surprised me as I expected everything to be flat. They also have a really nice "Borrow a bicycle" program - get a bike for free to cycle around the park!... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We rented bikes in Lewes and took them out on the bike trails in Cape Henlopen. There are great views of the ocean, the dunes, and cool historic watch towers from WWII that you can climb up in. We also rode the bikes all around in Lewes which is the cutest town ever!

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Severna Park, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The kids loved the park - must see!!! We bikes and spent time on the beach - the park is just past the Ferry system.

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This breach is very clean, less crowded, nice white sand. A lot of room to spread out. Very nice, clean bath house with showers, all updated. Nice and safe for young children. Many places to walk on the beach to explore. Space to make you sand castle or what ever.......... Their is camping also viable their. Good rates! Checks this... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

That's one of our favorite local place for vacation-relaxation ! Hot sand-Hot Girls bcs the sand is hot :)-No boardwalk !!!Only sand-dunes-fresh air & Mother Nature !!! U can do camping there if you would be lucky & had the chance to reserve the spot for tent bcs Many-Many people do want to do that in Hot Season but you... More

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Delaware
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great beach, walking trails, fishing pier, and views of the ocean! Can also bike the new trail through Gordons Pond all the way to Rehoboth Beach.

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