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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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Great beach

We love going to the beach here. The waves aren't as rough due to the cape. The beach is always... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dan G
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Lovely place, great views, interesting history

We went to Henlopen to visit Ft. Miles, the WWII sub-spotting station. We rode our bikes in, which... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Elspeth P
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (155 reviews)
“fishing pier” (83 reviews)
“cape henlopen” (114 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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"great beach"
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"pond trail"
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"gordon's pond"
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"touch tank"
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"herring point"
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"bike ride"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love going to the beach here. The waves aren't as rough due to the cape. The beach is always clean. There is a beach house with bathrooms and showers. It's a great beach to take your family to. Especially if you have younger children...More

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to Henlopen to visit Ft. Miles, the WWII sub-spotting station. We rode our bikes in, which was a great way to visit the partk as they have nice paths and it made it easy to stop and look at exhibits, views, or whatever...More

Thank Elspeth P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Love the park, including biking to the old observation towers and cannons. The docents at the little museum and at the nature center are enthusiastic and well informed. Great beach and surf, but was way too crowded.

Thank mucklehoney
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Whenever we visit Lewes, DE, our first stop in the morning is to ride through the park with our bikes. Super safe with all riding on trails without cars. With the new trail Gordon Pond, it’s a wonderful way to access Rehoboth Beach.

Thank Cycledude1967
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great beach, but gets really crowded. We try to arrive early and leave around lunch to avoid the most crowded time. We often return in the evening. Cost is $10 per day for out of state visitors. Dance bar, rest rooms, and...More

3  Thank Denise B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We camped here for 8 nights. Loved this park and beach. Hiking trails also. Very relaxing. Campsite was very roomy and very clean. As were shower and restrooms.

Thank Joni M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a well run state park. You couldn't ask for better. Beautiful area with multiple access to the fantastic beaches, either by bicycle car or even off road if you have permit. Bike trails everywhere are well maintained. Our favorite was Gordan Pond Trail...picturesque!! The...More

Thank tjay s
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome camping spot it’s a must. Highly recommend if you plan on driving south Cape Henlopen Campground nice state park lots to see in the area just bring a 🚲 Bike Lots of trailer to ride on. Nice bathrooms and they also have...More

Thank Ewa K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Henlopen state park is full of history. There a fort, campgrounds, hiking, a beautiful beach, biking and more. This park, however, is not very pet friendly. So if you have your furry family members with you, you may be a little restricted in what...More

Thank D P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cape Henlopen state,park beaches,are exceptional. My go to beach is Gordon's Pond also referred to as Whiskey Beach. There are no life guards at this beach if tbst is a concern you msy have. It is less crowded tha the Rehoboth Beach on the boardwalk...More

Thank Frank P
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Nicole L
August 2, 2018|
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Response from adam246 |
No charge to walk or bike into a DE State Park.
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Suzy06
August 1, 2018|
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Response from Heather W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I saw several there.
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Eric H
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Kelly B | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure they only take cash.
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