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Cape Henlopen State Park

Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
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Ranked #1 of 21 Activities in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
Attraction details
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I can't wait to visit this park again. I was totally in awe of the scenery and the beach. We arrived near sunset and walked on the trail to the ocean. There are so many things to do and see. A great place for nature photography year round.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love that this is a natural beach, however on a holiday, you need to arrive early or you won't get a spot on the beach due to overcrowding.

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Alliston, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

There's not a lot to do in the winter near Lewes but being outside is the best when you come from the frozen north. This park is not huge but it has a wide range of landscapes to enjoy. Some of them are not available in the hunting season except on Sundays. You can walk the beach, round the point... More 

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Middletown, Delaware
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This state park beach is very affordable since admission is by the car load. Beach is narrow but it is guarded and kept clean. Can get crowded on Saturdays during the summer and occasionally the lots fill up therefore they cut off admission into the park. Concession stand with your basic grilled food. Dolphin sighting are common during the summer... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is really worth a trip to see and hike the Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware. We visited New Year's Day. There were no entrance fees. There is a fishing pier, closed at this time, and The Point at the mouth of Delaware Bay, as well as expansive beaches along the Atlantic Coast. A quick drive-through with brief... More 

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Burlington, VT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Absolutely stunning, lots of options for activities for all, especially in the summer months. The off season holds charm as well when you almost feel like you have the park to yourself. Beautiful trails, sidewalks and beaches. Would love to make it back!

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

So many things to do in such beautiful natural surroundings. Depending on the season, Cape Henlopen has: Ocean and bay swimming Surf fishing Surfing Kayaking (rentals available) Sun bathing (beautiful beaches and several dog friendly areas)(bath house too) Bird (and deer) watching (even has a dedicated bird reporting station, Hawk Watch) Camping (even has cabins for rent with a.c. and... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A truly beautiful place to spend the day! There are several different beaches ranging from the bathhouse beach, where there are more facilities to The Point where you have a walk to the nearest restrooms. You can be with lots of like minded visitors or just a few. There is a cute Nature Center to visit and Fort Miles, which... More 

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have lived in Lewes for 13 years and never tire of Cape Henlopen State Park. It is unspoiled and lovely and still has great beach and bathing areas, along with a nice bathhouse. Visitors are responsible for carrying out their trash and there is never any trash thrown on the ground. People tend to take the responsibility seriously. It... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park encompasses both ocean and bay swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking! There are camp sites in the park and lovely inns in nearby Lewes and Rehoboth. There are dozens of great restaurants in the surrounding area and of course tax free outlet shopping a few miles from the park. A great place for all ages and interests- a guarded... More 

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