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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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Sterling
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

There is a lot to see and do at this Park. We visited briefly and got out of our vehicle once, but visitors could easily spend the day or more, if camping, cycling, hiking, picnicking, picture-taking, and beach are their choices. There is a $4 fee to get into the park unless you are local, and the ranger will give... More

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Annapolis
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My first visit to Cape Henlopen State Park was on a windy and overcast day, but those elements did not detract from the beauty or serenity of the place. The beach was not crowded, and most of the people at the beach clustered between the two life guard posts. If you're like me, and you just plan on relaxing rather... More

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Newark, Delaware
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Totally loved the fabulous sandy beaches, bike trails, and beach stone hunting! Only thing to dislike are the crowds on weekends in July and August.

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Washington, DC
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I want to recommend Cape Henlopen State Park as a place for Mid-Atlantic residents and others to go for a beach day. For one, it is in the sweet beach town of Lewes, DE—a great place to visit, ride bikes, eat ice cream and shop antiques. The State Park itself has plenty of parking. The site features great ocean swimming... More

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Newark, Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Delaware state parks are second to none. We bought bait at the bait shop and drove onto the northern most beach. I caught a small shark and we had a wonderful and relaxing day on the beach chatting with friendly beach neighbors. It gets a bit crowded in the summer, but hey... it's the beach. The park has lots to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

U gotta walk towards the right of the pier towards the far right side of the beach where u can see the lighthouse better and the water is clear, I went on a day where there was a chance of thunderstorms but it was sunny it looked like I was in a painting..I highly recommend this place!Theres a path in... More

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Burke, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love this beach ! It is in the State Park with a very reasonable entrance fee of 8 dollars. The beach is wonderful and clean. There are other things to do in the park (a nature center, camping, etc) but we always just do the beach.

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Rochester, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dolphins, the beach and ocean. Fantastic place and if you like a beach off the beaten path without all of the extras stores) this is your beach. Pack your own lunch/snacks and your day will be priceless. Almost 35 years of experience speaking.

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Lewes, Delaware
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beaches, walking and biking trails, historical sites, a nature center, no matter who you have with you, there is something fun for them to do. The nature center has wonderful exhibits and a great little gift shop. Check their schedule of activities. They offer kayaking trips, seining, programs for kids, even stargazing and lantern tours of Ft. Miles. You could... More

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East Liverpool, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The camp site was nice, lots of sand and pine needles, but no rocks to poke you when you sleep. There were a lot of bugs biting us after a thunderstorm, but that is in no way the fault of the park! The beach was clean and family friendly. It didn't seem crowded. There were lifeguards on the beach until... More

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