Cape Henlopen State Park

Beach, Park, and Campground
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr (at Cape Shores Dr.), Lewes, DE 19958, United States

With beaches, camping, huge open spaces, sports, nature, and a big piece of WWII history, Cape Henlopen is the perfect park no matter what your interests are!


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  • kite festival
  • biking
  • nature center
  • scenic views
  • surfing
  • fishing
  • beach
  • quiet
  • family-friendly
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  • Amy C.

    This park is very relaxing a beautiful.

    Amy Conroy · February 11
  • Angie H.

    Fantastic beach with good water quality. One of the nicest in the contiguous US.

    Angie Harmon · September 4, 2014
  • Amanda C.

    You can borrow bikes and helmets for free from the Bike Barn next to Nature Center.

    Amanda Carlson · August 22, 2014
  • Nik E.

    The beach is smaller than it used to be and always busy but a good family beach nonetheless.

    Nik Everett · June 19, 2014
  • Meg H.

    The beach was so nice!

    Meg Hutchins · June 11, 2014
  • Chad H.

    If you are planning on playing your stereo, stay home and fuck yourself

    Chad Hanson · June 7, 2014
  • Rosemarie T.

    Great family place

    Rosemarie Tell · June 6, 2014
  • Rosemarie T.

    Great family place beaches fishing biking hiking and camping

    Rosemarie Tell · May 26, 2014
  • Ahmet K.

    It is really nice ;)

    Ahmet Karaosman · September 4, 2013
  • Ty L.

    Look for dolphins

    Ty London · August 21, 2013
  • Jaclyn W.

    Ride the bike loop. Don't own a bike? Free rentals at the nature center

    Jaclyn Williams · August 11, 2013
  • Shane C.

    Go to the tip, last parking lot near and sit bayside. Oodles of tidal pools to splash in and watch the ferries go by.

    Shane Crin · August 5, 2013
  • Lyndsey

    A very pretty beach that is less congested & quieter than Rehoboth.

    Lyndsey · July 4, 2013
  • Chad H.

    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"

    Chad Hanson · June 29, 2013
  • Celeste M.

    First time on bike trail! Tower view is awesome!

    Celeste Moore · April 13, 2013
  • Carla M.

    45th Annual Kite Festival.

    Carla Miller Scheder · March 29, 2013
  • Kristen S.

    The best beach in DE, if you go away from the public area. There'll be no snack bar, but there will be peace and quiet! Just watch out for fishermen if you go swimming.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 19, 2013
  • Saphira S.

    Amazing place. <3

    Saphira S. · November 5, 2012
  • Judy W.

    Beautiful place to spend a fall morning swimming with my Chessie and the dolphins.

    Judy Williams · October 12, 2012
  • Lauren G.

    If you don't have four wheel drive don't drive on the beach-you'll get stuck!

    Lauren Gibson · September 1, 2012
  • Bobbi P.

    Nice to be able to shower right after the beach.

    Bobbi P · May 29, 2012
  • Kyle J.

    The point has the best view

    Kyle Joseph · April 17, 2012
  • Janis H.

    Kite Festival - 44th Annual!!

    Janis Hanwell · April 6, 2012
  • Jabez L.

    Love the old WWII turrerts and the US Army base.

    Jabez Loane · February 20, 2012
  • JD B.

    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

    JD Bennett · December 1, 2011
  • JD B.

    Visit Fort Miles within the park. WW I & II history

    JD Bennett · December 1, 2011
  • Joshua B.

    These beaches are great because they are beaches and not row after row of beach shops selling the same stuff.

    Joshua Byrd · September 29, 2011
  • Karl B.

    Climb up into a World War II submarine lookout tower.

    Karl Berger · August 30, 2011
  • Elle S.

    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!

    Elle Sheaffer · August 17, 2011
  • Rob B.

    Go for a shaded site. Great park and don't miss the bike loop.

    Rob Bennett · August 12, 2011
  • Greg T.

    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

    Greg Taylor · July 26, 2011
  • Kimberly

    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

    Kimberly · June 5, 2011
  • Amy M.

    Campsites on the outer loops are great with shade and privacy!

    Amy Moser · June 4, 2011
  • DEStateParks

    Free bike rentals!

    DEStateParks · January 14, 2011
  • Daniel M.

    If you go here, bring your own food! The concession stand sucks and will cost you a fortune.

    Daniel M. · August 16, 2010
  • NhuGurl

    Great place to relax on the beach and getaway from the crowds at Rehobeth and Dewey Beach.

    NhuGurl · June 5, 2010