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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 14 Attractions in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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Cohoes
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The beaches are beautiful and peaceful in the off season. If you want a public beach with bathrooms nearby and great waves for swimming - it's here. If you want a more secluded get away you can find it here too. If your're a photographer or artist, you'll want to spend some time here and enjoy the exquisite beauty!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This park which is right outside Lewes and very close to the ferry is excellent. It has a great and very clean beach, great surf fishing, camping, hiking, fantastic biking esp. the new Gordon Pond trail, nature (deer, dolphins, sea birds), and a sunset from the cape itself ("The Point") that will rival anything anywhere. The daily fee is nominal... More

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Clayton, De
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you want to see a well maintained, thoughtful designed park with a beautiful ocean view, this is it. Beautiful bikes trails with stunning views! Even an elevated section of the Breakwater Trail over marshes for cyclists and walkers alike. Beautiful swimming beaches, great spots for surf fishing, eating pavilions, camping for RVs and tents and close to Cape May-Lewes... More

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved being close to everything! We biked on the new Gordon's pond trail - it goes to Rehoboth bypassing all major roads. 3.5 miles

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Alexandria, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There is a a great paved trail that takes you in a 3 mile loop around the park, incuding to the WWII observation tower. It was perfect for us to push our little one in the stroller.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Beautiful, clean beach with walking trails to WWII sites. You can drive to the WWII area or walk. The walking trail is long so were comfortable shoes and be prepared for whatever weather you're having.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Cape Henlopen State Park is great. I recommend biking, if possible, in order to enjoy the wooden paths and skip the parking fee!

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Senior Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Cape Henelopen SP is an accessable park to all. I was please to see the rangers keep the historical areas and relics open to the public, from the canons, to the under ground bunkers, to the WWII watch towers. The bike path and hiking trails are fun for all. I have camped here as well and appreciated the flush toilets... More

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Lewes, Delaware
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This new rail trail in the part goes from dune to one mile raised track across fragile pond area past the ocean and through a forrest. How neat is that. If you hate that idea try the beach! There are two great beach areas. And if that doesn't suit there's always history and the old WWII military base called Fort... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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257 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have seen a lot of great parks and Cape Henlopen is a great place to take in some of man and natures best sights. There are two light houses just off the shore and some WWII fortifications. I only spent a few hours here, wadding out on the sand bars and enjoying the sun, sand and water, but I... More

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