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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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“fishing pier” (69 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

During a brief visit, we saw the wide beaches, scenic cliffs, military facility ruins, forested areas and marshes. It's a real asset to the Lewes area.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came here because we were staying on Broadkill Beach (bayside) and we wanted to go to an oceanfront beach. I researched ahead of time because the flies were bothering us at Broadkill, and I wanted to take my 4 and 5 year old with...More

Thank BWEsq
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice trails and beautiful water views here. Hot though -- bring water! Also spots for swimming and fishing.

Thank JessBO25
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice beach, it's large with plenty of space. There is plenty of parking and nice facilities. It's a major shore break so don't expect much from the waves, and where the break is there are tons of rocks and shells. However it's a...More

Thank AZCatFan1998
Reviewed 5 days ago

I only visited the beach, not the rest of the park, so my review is about the beach. I had a pleasant enough day, but I can't say it's my favorite. Rough surf, no shells. The best way to enjoy it is to be prepared:...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delaware State Park, is beautiful and has everything would need for a visit or a camping trip. The ocean views and beach's are spectacular. Any clear day our can see the New Jersey shore line, also you can view the Cape May/ Lewes Ferry making...More

Thank Eileen O
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent the morning walking the trails and the afternoon at the beach. Lots of options, not too crowded for a beautiful Sunday in July.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed in the park for 3 nights. The camp grounds have recently been redone so there are electrical outlets and water taps at most of the sites. The showers and washrooms had also been updated and are cleaned daily. We had such a great...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the beach area on a weekday. It is a nice huge beach with a fairly large number of people. The beach was clean and nice soft sand. My kids enjoyed the water and sand. Their are a few shower stalls on the main...More

Thank wildorchid99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park with lots of flat bike trails. You can bike to the ocean and also see some old time lookout towers. It's free to bike in, but you have to pay a few bucks to drive in. I was really impressed...More

Thank JessClaire76
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19 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
19 July 2017|
Response from skaza4 | Reviewed this property |
We recently stayed at a state park campground in Delaware and they were strict about their policies. Don't assume it will be ok before you go. I would call the Delaware State Parks office to be sure 1-877-98-PARKS. Or call... More
29 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