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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature...

This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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We were driving around exploring Lewes one afternoon and found Cape Henlopen State Park. I had read about it in brochures but it didn't seem like something we'd check out. I am so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa M
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Shadyside, Ohio
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Shadyside, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were driving around exploring Lewes one afternoon and found Cape Henlopen State Park. I had read about it in brochures but it didn't seem like something we'd check out. I am so glad we gave it a try. The old lookout tower was amazing. My 6yr old twin boys climbed to the top with my MIL and me and... More 

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Earth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming to Cape Henelopen since I was a kid in the 1970s. Its a lot more developed and a lot busier now but it still has that basic beach - park charm. My family surf fishes on the drive on beaches and we'll walk to on to other beaches and do some of the other programs and tours. Don't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cape Henelopen State Park is on a fantastic location. The beach is as good as it gets in the Mid Atlantic and the crowds come to prove it. In other beaches, one who wants to get away from the hordes of sunbathers can usually do so by walking a bit along the beach. Not here though. The park allows vehicles... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is one of my favorite things about the area. There are wonderful biking/walking trails and miles of pristine, uncrowded beaches on both ocean and bay side.

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Thank Leah M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bit of a hike from parking to the beach and the waves aren't great for boogie boarding, but it was clean and nice and a good place to visit.

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Lorton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here after a dolphin tour. Many of the dolphins we had seen were just off the coast. We went and walked on the beach. The beach is not good for shelling, but the sand is very softsoft! We also drive up to the point...very pretty protected dune area

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful State Park only charges $10. For a day. They offer free bicycles to explore the park and a huge fishing pier. Beaches are amazing! Plan on spending the day.

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Thank Roma033
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cape Henlopen is a pristine beach perfect for day trippers, vacationers and residents alike. The facilities are fabulous. A bathhouse, fishing pier, biking and walking trails, hawk watching platform, WE II towers and a gorgeous view of New Jersey! And lots of parking for all😊😊😎😎

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a great place to go to invite to after you get off the ferry it's a wonderful afternoon or day trip

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Dover, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the best state parks in Delaware. Beaches, fishing, hiking, biking, camping, history. You name it, Cape Henlopen State Park most likely has what you are looking for if you want to get away.

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