Cape Henlopen State Park

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

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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  • "... and don't miss the bike loop." (2 tips)
  • "45th Annual Kite Festival." (2 tips)
  • "The best beach in DE, if you go away from the public area...." (9 tips)
  • NhuGurl

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

    NhuGurl · June 5, 2010
  • Amy M.

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

    Amy M. · June 4, 2011
  • Karl B.

    Climb up into a World War II submarine lookout tower.

    Karl B. · August 30, 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
  • Lauren G.

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

    Lauren G. · September 1, 2012
  • Kyle J.

    The point has the best view

    Kyle J. · April 17, 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 B. · December 1, 2011
  • JD B.

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

    JD B. · December 1, 2011
  • Rob B.

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

    Rob B. · August 12, 2011
  • Ahmet K.

    It is really nice ;)

    Ahmet K. · September 4, 2013
  • Ty L.

    Look for dolphins

    Ty L. · August 21, 2013
  • Jaclyn W.

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

    Jaclyn W. · 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 C. · 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 H. · June 29, 2013
  • Celeste M.

    First time on bike trail! Tower view is awesome!

    Celeste M. · April 13, 2013
  • Carla M.

    45th Annual Kite Festival.

    Carla M. · 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 S. · 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 W. · October 12, 2012
  • Bobbi P.

    Nice to be able to shower right after the beach.

    Bobbi P. · May 29, 2012
  • Janis H.

    Kite Festival - 44th Annual!!

    Janis H. · April 6, 2012
  • Jabez L.

    Love the old WWII turrerts and the US Army base.

    Jabez L. · February 20, 2012
  • Joshua B.

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

    Joshua B. · September 29, 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 S. · August 17, 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 T. · 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
  • DEStateParks

    Free bike rentals!

    DEStateParks · January 14, 2011

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