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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center” (132 reviews)
“fishing pier” (73 reviews)
“cape henlopen” (101 reviews)
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Three children from ages 5 to 12 they love the trip second time we've done it and we will do it again Lots of things for the children to do or just sightsee they love the ferry Will do it again next year

Thank cbrown1060
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family loves going to this beach each year. We always find a new area to explore and also hit our favorite areas, like the main beach and the towers. $10 for the whole day is a great value for my family.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The State of Delaware has wonderful parks and this is exception. It was a $10 entrance fee each day for 2 adults and one dog and worth every penny. If you have a dog they are allowed on leash at Herring Point which is a...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 4 days ago

For $10 entrance fees, there really isn't a whole lot to do. The nature center is small, but inter sting. We toured the Fort Mills area. See my review.

Thank dale1006
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there to spend some time on the beach, but we were not aware that dogs are allowed. We didn't feel quite comfortable especially with a young child, so after an hour we left the beach to explore other parts of the park and...More

Thank Serge M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down in Bethany Beach. Took a side trip up here JUST to see Cape Henlopen. I wanted to walk out to the end of the cape. I told the guy at the entrance I want to go walk out on the cape. He...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance has a sign claiming they are "America's best state park", coming off of a State park trip that took me to 8 beach state parks along the east coast- I can tell you this is far from being true. This park is very...More

Thank Rebecca T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice quiet beach for swimming, fishing, walking dogs, exercising!! The beach was not crowded when we were there which was really nice. Unfortunately, there is a lot of gravel in the surf so you need to be careful when coming out of the water.

Thank Susan1202
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live in Annapolis, Maryland and it wasn't too far to go for a 4 night camping trip, about 1 1/2 hour drive. We had never camped here before but were very surprised by the sheer size of the park. In addition, we could bring...More

Thank Oma1949
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If You are looking at Delaware beaches, this one rates okay but not great. Waves break too close to shore for fun in the ocean but the water is wet and the sound of the surf is fine.

Thank Dbaltimore3
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Robcentpa | Reviewed this property |
Each campsite can accommodate 1 mobile camping unit and 1 tent (limited only by the size of the site) or 2 tents with a maximum of 300 square feet of floor space. Max 8 persons per site. Max 1 car per site. Overflow cars in... More
20 July 2017|
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30 May 2017|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Route 1 is heavily traveled and has construction south of Dover. Expect heavy shore traffic on Fridays especially after 3pm going South and Sundays noon on going Northbound. Cape Henlopen is a popular spot and convenient to... More