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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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+1 302-645-6852
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06:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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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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Most beautiful place in the state

Cape Henlopen State Park in the most beautiful spot in the entire state of Delaware. It is beach front on th Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. It has excellent walking / biking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cape Henlopen State Park in the most beautiful spot in the entire state of Delaware. It is beach front on th Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware Bay. It has excellent walking / biking trails.. The beach is beautiful and if you adventure passed the main beach, it is always much more secluded from crowds. Much or ebeach room around you... More 

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Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to paddle board or kayak with dolphins in abundance. Too crowded on weekends, but state park beach is great during the week. Play or fish in the ocean. Kayak with dolphins when they swim by. Hike or bike on scenic trails. Relaxed dining at great restaurants in the town of Lewes.

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Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Safe, clean beaches and bath houses with a variety of locations within the park to fit your style -- main beach with shower house for families, surfing and fishing areas for adults and quiet areas with beautiful views of the cape. Fun biking and/or hiking trails.

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Milton, DE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot beat the activities at CHSP - bay beach, ocean beach, beach and pier fishing, cycling and walking trails, WWII history at Ft. Miles, camping, kayaking, etc, etc, etc. CHSP has it all for <$10 per day - what a bargain!

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Frederick MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our lunch and ate at one of the picnic tables behind the main beach pavilion. It was an amazingly warm day for January, and we enjoyed the solitude and the view of the ocean. Also saw several deer during our drive through the park.

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Loysville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We get Delaware state park passes. Over three years I estimate we have visited Cape Henlopen about 80 times. We visit all the parks along the coast equally. Positives: 1. A nice beach (the main beach area), although some spots are a little rocky. 2. A nice bathhouse. Just don't use it when it is very crowded. Sometimes there is... More 

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PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

New to Lewes and moved to the area because of this beautiful park. Purchased our annual pass and will spend a lot of time @ Cape Henlopen. Lots of room to walk and look, nice beach. Good place away from the hustle and bustle. Check it out, best value to get an annual pass.

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Georgetown, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of walking and biking trails. Historic, scenic. Can walk trails or beach. Has a public beach area, and an off road areas for 4 wheel drives. Also has a campground, Nature Center, an observation tower, fishing pier and unforgettable sunrises and sunsets on ocean and bay side.

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Lewes, Delaware
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have lived here for years and have enjoyed going to this park for years. However in recent years( summers) I limit my visits to the park because of the rude people that are visiting this park. They disrespect the park and the people who live here. The park really needs to figure out a way to control the amount... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

in the spring and summer, i am in the park almost every day. I bike from cape to Rehoboth and back to Lewes on the parks trails. You can also walk and bird watch. Best park in the area!

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