Cape Henlopen State Park

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15099 Cape Henlopen Dr (at Cape Shores Dr.)
Lewes, DE 19958
(302) 645-8983

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  • Campsites on the outer loops are great with shade and privacy!
  • Great place to relax on the beach and getaway from the crowds at Rehobeth and Dewey Beach.
  • You can borrow bikes and helmets for free from the Bike Barn next to Nature Center.
  • Beautiful place to spend a fall morning swimming with my Chessie and the dolphins.
  • Climb up into a World War II submarine lookout tower.
  • If fishing for shark use a full spot for bait take your kayak about 200 yards out drop the bait then reel in a 8 foot tiger shark sonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  • Great kayaking. Great beaches. Not as crowded as some nearby beaches. Bring your own food, water and tons of bug repellent. Love campsite # 83. End-site, close enough to restrooms, plenty of tree
  • Fantastic beach with good water quality. One of the nicest in the contiguous US.
  • If you are not planning on fishing don't come to the surf fishing beach. It's a surf fishing beach not a "less crowded party beach"
  • If you don't have four wheel drive don't drive on the beach-you'll get stuck!
  • The point has the best view
  • Go to Herring Point beach for a different view of the beach and less crowds plus great surf spot. though it can get crowded in the waters with rest of the surfers
  • Visit Fort Miles within the park. WW I & II history
  • Surf tag for in state - $65 annual fee. Allows access to park and entrance in "faster" lane for seasonal tag holders. Also can drive onto beach- enjoy the surf and fish at same time!
  • Buy the state park pass and save some money
  • Climb to the top of the submarine tower. See the 16 gun from the USS MO used during WWII, featured in photos when the Japanese surrendered.
  • Beautiful trails, drive on beaches
  • Fishing and walking the beach
  • Look on for more information
  • Come early, this place fills up incredibly quickly most days in the summer, and the bathroom gets gross by noon.