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Cape Henlopen State Park

Open Now: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Bike path

We recently rode our bikes from our home in Lewes to rehoboth beach. The cape Henlopen state park... read more

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deborahfalgowski
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Great beach day

We enjoyed our day at the beach. Very clean and dog friendly. $10 per car to park only down fall... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott C
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Harpursville, New York
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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Reviewed today

We recently rode our bikes from our home in Lewes to rehoboth beach. The cape Henlopen state park has a beautiful bike path that takes you through wooded area, wetlands, and scenic dunes. There are benches for resting, shade if needed and plenty of natural...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our day at the beach. Very clean and dog friendly. $10 per car to park only down fall is the Rent a John for bathrooms. Will be plan on coming back

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Scott C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We got there after 4:00pm most people leaving. It was great nice breeze...crashing surf. Water was refreshing since it was in the 90’s out of the water. Bring a book and enjoy the beach, bike ride or walk the trails.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay, this review is going to be a little different. My husband and I climbed the tower, visited the military museum, and walked on the beach, petting every dog we saw. But the best part was watching four kids, three boys and a girl, perhaps...More

Date of experience: June 2019
4  Thank Blockster
Reviewed 1 week ago

The state park is 5000+ acres of preserved seashore, with beautiful, natural, and untrampled dunes and vegetation. Yes, there are spots that require a long walk or bike ride to get to the beach, but it’s worth it to be in a relatively unspoiled setting....More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank EvaSmorz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on the way home from vacation after taking the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Nice enough. but Ocean City, NJ where we went first was so much better. What we loved about this place was the super close parking, a bathhouse and short walk to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank 457karleef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a ferry trip we stopped in to see the Park’s offerings and were pleasantly surprised with all the Park had to offer-particularly the WWII Watchtowers. One Tower is preserved and open to view the Park. Stop first at the Park office for a map,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank kdeemo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Am continually impressed with Delaware's efforts to make their State parks "people friendly". Henlopen is located at an exceptional location - Atlantic Ocean meets the mouth of Delaware River. Lots of wildlife, fishing, beaches and kayaking . Disappointed in pathway to beach - a long...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to drive to the beach for the day. The 3 teens loved it. I have never visited Cspe Henlopen but heard good things. Would definitely return for a day trip or with my camper! It was a great day!

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Deb H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Park is nice with the option of many things to do. Can relax at the beach, bike ride or go jogging. Lots of wildlife to see. Lots of parking a available. Worth the entrance fee to avoid the crowds on a busy beach day. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Norjeff2
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larabe
June 25, 2019|
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Response from Toni112950 | Reviewed this property |
You can park very near the observation tower
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tinknjd
June 9, 2019|
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Response from daisyferret1 | Reviewed this property |
HI The beaches where the people drive onto the beaches are the surf fishing beaches. You would need a special permit to do this. The point area in the CHSP is the one that I am most familiar with. You can read all about... More
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larabe
May 28, 2019|
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Response from DWYPYWD | Reviewed this property |
Not far to walk into the dunes if you park closest to them. Dunes are nestled among Loblolly pines. Nice hike.
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