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Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes
(4.7/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I'm sure this park is beautiful in the warmer months but as a family with younger kids we were disappointed that the Nature Center was closed as was the hiking trail directly behind it. It would have ...  more »
  • Great area for all kinds of adventures. You can walk or bike some of the best trails DE has to offer, or you can spend the day at the beach. This park has it all, I highly recommend you make the trip. 
  • Great scenery for photography. Plenty of walking and biking trails. Great ocean and bay views. There's a historic fort and military outlook to visit. Worth the visit. Stay for the sunset.