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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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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went to this state park for the first time and was not disappointed. Very nice bike paths throughout park and the beaches were clean. Will defnitely go back to this beach

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Early morning is best for a kayak around the cape to see dolphins in the bay. Mid-day is a great time to visit the nature center to escape the heat. Afternoon on the beach is best a bit north of the main beach access, as it is less crowded. An evening bike ride allows a lovely view in the woods,... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A great place to spend the day fishing and relaxing. Get there as early as you can, it fills up on weekends in season.

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Columbia, MD
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This expansive park has a lot to offer. For an $8 day fee for out of state visitors, there is a very nice fishing pier, beach areas on both the ocean and beach side of the point, a nature center, and a new boardwalk path through the woods and sand dunes that provides easy strolling or biking. This popular new... More

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Harbeson, Delaware
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There are so many things to do in the park beach, tower, children's actives ,bike riding, camping, bonfires, walking trail. The park is open from sunset to sun down. A great place.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Have been going to this beach since I was a kid. It is till the best beach around. It's clean and the bathhouses and snack bar are nice. Itis the most natural type of beach around.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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94 reviews 94 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

With plenty of biking trails, field space and beaches, this place is a great idea for a nice day in nature. I actually spent two weeks there coaching and living in the cabins. It isn't too far from places to eat and drink either!

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177 reviews 177 reviews
44 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Went here on a recent camping trip to the area. Had read many reviews and now I know why so many people love this park. The cost was only $8 for out of state vehicles and free parking at the beach entrances. The parking lot is huge and there is a large bathhouse and changing facility at the main beach... More

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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We purchased the out-of-state surf fishing permit and drove our 4X4 out to enjoy some fishing and family together time on the beach. It's a fantastic beach, and very nice state park. My only criticism is they provide extra grocery bag size trash bags, but there are no trash receptacles at The Point comfort station parking lot. Wish at least... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoy trail biking and this park offers some varied and not too challenging trails. You can explore marshes, wooded areas, an enormous sand dune, WW2 installations and ride on a great new boardwalk around marshes and a pond. And of course, there is the beach, too!

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