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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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There's sooo much to do at Cape Henlopen State Park! My husband and I often for walks and he loves to ride his bike (I'm not there yet!). There's the beach, surf fishing (pier... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

There's sooo much to do at Cape Henlopen State Park! My husband and I often for walks and he loves to ride his bike (I'm not there yet!). There's the beach, surf fishing (pier fishing not currently available), surfing, tent camping and Cabins available for rent and of course, tours/history of the Fort! There's a great bike-trail that you can... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Cape Henlopen State Park has a spattering of something for everyone. My husband is an avid mountain biker. The trails here give those that love single track a place to go. The Gordan's Pond loop is an elevated path for walkers, runners, strollers & bikers. The Nature Center has a touch tank & interesting exhibits for the young as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I go to this beach often. Not that long ago, few people knew it existed. Now, they've made a big parking lot because it's so popular-it's an uncrowded beach with no boardwalk-it is for nature-lovers. There is a beautiful beach, sand dunes, surfers, and you're allowed to have a leashed dog year-round. There are great hiking/biking trails. It's right around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a less crowded beach experience this is the place. You can fish on the beach and be away from the touristy beaches with a boardwalk.

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Middleburg, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took a trip to Cape Henlopen but we were very surprised to find that we needed to pay to gain entrance to the park.

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Monrovia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent the day at the park. We arrived at nine and there was lots of parking and the beach was empty. Dolphins, sun and sand oh my! It filled up quickly so pick your spot early. There is a concession stand. I spend time at the gym so I feel ok in a bathing suit so... More 

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Lewes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visit the park several times each week to walk and say hello to the ocean. We can see deer, beautiful birds, and all kinds of wildlife. The only draw back is the rode. Sadly, it is covered in potholes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, a hot shower was an unexpected treat. The Fort Miles exhibit was informative and will become even more so when the Artillery Park is built in 2016.

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hollywood, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

beautiful biking paths with a little history added in! Nice to have the ferry and waterside grill on the way to the park. road shoulder is very safe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I love the Cape Henlopen State Park beaches for swimming. The bath house and concessions are convenient. There are nice sized waves...not too big! I also love to visit the Point area to see the hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs and all the sea shells. On a low tide, you can walk all over the beach and sandbars with no waves.... More 

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Additional Information about Cape Henlopen State Park

Address: Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Lewes
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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