With a 24-hour fishing pier and nearby campgrounds, Cape Henlopen State Park attracts seaside nature enthusiasts. The rest of the park has set hours, morning to sunset, for activities like playing disc golf, horseback riding, kayaking, and swimming. Head to the northern beach, which features a modern bathhouse with showers, changing rooms, and a snack bar. You can also explore the park on one of the many bicycle and walking paths. If you'd like to get up close to local fish and learn more about the park's habitats, stop by the Seaside Nature Center. Entrance to the park is free in the off-season, and a fee is charged per vehicle during the peak summer months. Plan to see Cape Henlopen State Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lewes trip itinerary planner.
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The beach has nice sand, great surf and generally isn't too crowded. They have made access fairly easy. There are usually nice breezes. more »
Been going here with kids and grand kids for25 years! Still a great, inexpensive getaway for the family or friends. Biking, swimming, hiking, history and fishing are great for all ages. The bike... more »
This is a great park. Great nature, great history, and great variety. We visited in early October 2020. The museum was not open but I was able to walk around the artillery battery. The coastal defense of the US is a not well known aspect of WWII and this park does a great job of telling this story. Since it was fall, we were able to walk out on the point at low tide. This was a really interesting walk. The look of the tidal flats was incredible. The campsites looked nice and well spaced. Access to the beach was easy. There was a neat hawk watch bird watching area with a good view of most of the park. We strongly recommend visiting Cape Henlopen State Park.
We stayed in a campsite on Road B. Most sites were shaded by tall pine trees. Sites were flat and had paved areas for parking. People camping in tents had plenty of space and their cars stayed on the pavement. Tony at the front booth was very kind and helpful. He gave great details on how to get to our site and what the park had to offer. The camp store was air conditioned and well stocked with camping knick knacks and cold refreshments.
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