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“Nice beach” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Henlopen State Park

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
Type: Beaches, Parks, State Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

spent the afternoon swimming, nice to have the showers there for afterwards. Even though there was the $8.00 fee, we had a great time.

Visited July 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Nicer, Less Crowded Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The beach at Henlopen State Park was much less crowded than other beached in the area like Rehoboth Beach, and it was a nicer beach.

Visited July 2013
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Always our favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Much nicer than Lewes, clean and beautiful. Lots of lifeguards, and open beach. No boardwalk, but there is a concession stand and bath rooms with showers.

Visited September 2012
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bethesda
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5 attraction reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Pay attention”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The beaches here are really great!!!! Thank God someone had the foresight to save them for the public. But there really isn't great signage in the park. We ended up at the surffishing beach rather than the beach for just beachgoers. We still had a nice time but it was a little disconcerting not to know that we made a choice we did not intend. The dunes and vegetation are beautiful. We also saw dolphins playing and jumping along the beach. Really special.

Visited July 2013
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Washington DC
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“Great Beach - Lousy facilities :(”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beach was fantastic - lifeguards are there from 8-5. However, be warned that the showers and changing rooms are woefully maintained! The women's locker rooms are VILE. They would be better off having outdoor shower facilities. Ditto for the men according to my friends. Most people were rinsing off using the mini foot wash showers outside because they were cleaner.

One would hope that as a state park the public facilities would be better maintained(not to mention you pay 8 bucks on entry) I hope they improve!

Visited July 2013
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