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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes

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#1 of 14 in Nature in Delaware
State Park Beach
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. Using our international travel planner, Lewes attractions like Cape Henlopen State Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is my go to beach. It is beautiful very early in the morning and in early evening. During the daytime on the weekends it is crowded but not uncomfortable. Weekdays are the best. The fee is well w...  more »
  • Bathroom access, changing areas in bathrooms, showers, and a concession stand. All clean. We enjoyed being able to use our beach shade tent. (Which is no longer allowed at Rehoboth Beach). This beach ...  more »
  • As I looked for a weekend getaway to the beaches of Delaware, my first instinct was to find an alternative to Rehoboth Beach as it was likely to be packed as it is listed as the #1 attraction, so Cape...  more »