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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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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Relaxing Beachtime

We have family from overseas that joined us for few days getaway. One of the highlights was a few early morning visits to Cape Henlopen State park. Love the feel of the park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MillsandMees
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Maryland
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Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have family from overseas that joined us for few days getaway. One of the highlights was a few early morning visits to Cape Henlopen State park. Love the feel of the park with stunted pine trees. Not very crowded (early morning) and several places to park and access the beach. You could choose a beach with lifeguard,restrooms with showers,... More 

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East Windsor, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2 days at the beach. One day we sat by the bay. The other day, on the ocean side. It's nice to have the option of waves or no waves. Although we didn't take advantage of it, I understand that there are bicycles available for visitors to use.

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Thank loishms
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Earlier in the season we biked the trails and loved it. Now in the sweltering heat of summer, we took the park kayak tour. Great tour just the three of us, and two guides. On the water in the a.m., not so hot. We're along the breakwater--saw the osprey. Other people talked of Dolphins, but tour didn't go on the... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We did two activities when we visited Cape Henlopen State Park: Jogged on the trails and walked on the beach. It was the last day of our trip to Rehoboth. Although we had to drive a bit out of our way to get to there from Rehoboth, it was worth it. If you are a biker or runner, this is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called ahead and were told, "Yes, we are pet friendly". However, dogs are only allowed on bike and hiking trails and only on beaches without life guards between May 1 and Sept. 15. This limited our visit to a small area. Of course, you only find out about the limits after you have paid your admission.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Cape Henlopen while vacationing on the beach this week. I highly recommend this park for people who are looking for an active experience to add to their beach vacation. There are several hiking trails that are of reasonable length (2-5 miles) and fairly easy intensity. Many of the trails are paved or bike able and you can rent... More 

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow great beach. Nice and clean a good amenities. Not overly crowded. Easy access. Worth the 10 fee. Would highly recommend. Nice bike trails as well

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Thank Donn E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent a Friday at the beach here, near the bath houses and snack stand. It was crowded but nothing like Rehoboth Beach at the boardwalk. We've been here a couple other times and ridden (the free to borrow) bikes around the park, which was also enjoyable! Will definitely go back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family including our dog love this park, the beaches are great!! the bathrooms and facilities are clean and comfortable and the staff is so friendly.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a trail that has a bridge that people walk, jog, or bike from Lewes to Rehoboth Beach along a most amazing part of the Cape Henlopen State Park. Early morning and early evening are the best times to catch the local shore birds catching their breakfast or getting ready to settle in for the night. Maybe just relaxing... More 

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