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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 2013
Type: State Parks, Beaches, Parks
Description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

There were dozens of campers there on a 45 degree day in April when I visited. It was also extremely breezey but they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I hiked up the towers for great aerial views of the park and ocean. I'm looking forward to coming back in warmer weather.

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North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We rode our bikes over to Cape Henlopen State Park and had a great tour. Then we stopped at one of the cannons for my husband to look at it and suddenly were invited into the bunker for a tour. That was a huge thrill for my husband who had served in the navy. We can't thank our guide enough... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Soft sand and an expansive beach. You can walk for miles -- from Lewes to Rehoboth and inland, too. Bring a bike: there are paved bike trails throughout the park. And you can walk in the salt marsh or to Gordon's pond.

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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in Lewes and can verify - this is a great park. However, with that said - be forewarned - on nice weekends in the summer it can be a "one out - one in" park because parking and capacity can max out.

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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place to visit. Beautiful beaches and hiking trails. There is something for everyone to do in this park.

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Lewes, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a great state park beach. We love going there. The only reason I did not give it a 5 is because in the summer it is so crowded by 10 a.m. that you cannot move. If you are a local or visitor I suggest you go early, about 8-9 a.m. and leave by 11:30 a.m. The snack bar... More

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Hatboro, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Loved the dunes, the nature center (while small), the fishing pier, and the beaches that stretch out for miles. A bit cold in March, esp. w/a snow storm on the move, but well worth the drive around and walking on the beach/dunes.

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

One of Delaware's jewels -- this park has it all (beach, fishing, biking, walking trails, camping). It's close to Lewes and has lots to offer.

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PA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Love this place, walk bike, lay by the ocean, camp. So much to see. I love to photograph Cape Henlopen it is incredibly scenic. They have a nice nature center and many family friendly activities. Check the Delaware State Parks website. No fee if you bike or walk in, cars pay an entrance fee.

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Manheim, Pennsylvania, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My family and I have visited Cape Henlopen numerous times. It is a great place to go hiking in the 'walking dunes'. We signed up for a class in the off-season and got to actually go inside one of the bunkers where soldiers were stationed to protect the Bay and the mouth of the river. There is also a beautiful... More

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