Home of the great walking dune and a World War II observation tower, this state park resides on the water where the Deleware ... More
Cape Henlopen State Park
Home of the great walking dune and a World War II observation tower, this state park resides on the water where the Deleware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is a 3,000 acre park that features the sand dunes, nature trails with guides, a nature center, camping bathhouses, tennis courts, and recreation areas including areas for surf fishing and swimming.
the pier at low tide is awesome!!! I take my kids every year,we find all kinds of things and little critters.we love to pick up hermit crabs,horseshoe crabs,i have been able to teach my children so much about sea life.the best part is after the kids find them they can give them to the thoch tank at the nature center in the park.this is a must see and do type of thing so go and see what we love so much.
I tent camped with my two kids there last summer and we frequently saw dolphins from the shore at dusk. We saw a white deer in the herd of deer that we saw when we drove to the beach just before evening. We did get a photo. When we went on the Ferry boat across to New Jersey the kids had a great time with the entertainment that was included. I was excited whenever we saw dolphins but the kids became used to it and said let us know if you see a whale. There were several beaches to visit inside the campground and along the coast.
the beaches are fabulous here-surf fishing,swimming or surfing-and very seldom busy-except holiday weekends-i would highly reccomend to people who enjoy the ocean or calmer waters of the bay-this park offers it all-storms have done some damage,but nature is repairing beaches-even without state funding needed for pier repair you can have a great time-
everything was clean and the food concession was wonderful all fresh made food with a full menu. The bath house was very nice and the beach was great.for the entance fee you could spend the whole day in the park, have fun eat good food and never worry about having to go elsewhere. Thanks
My wife and I "stumbled" into this park after renting bikes and growing tired of the obstacle course on the Rehobeth boardwalk. It's just a short, scenic peddle from the north end of the boardwalk. Follow the signs for the park. Bikers get in free! The thing we loved about the park was the bike-hiking trail that takes you to an observation pier. Once there, the only sounds were the winds rustling through the marshes and the sweet songs of the marsh birds. After spending hours on the boardwalk, this quiet, albeit brief interlude was a beautifully refreshing experience. To top off this unexpected gift, the good folks at Bob's Bikes charged us only $8.00 even though we had two bikes for 1 hour and 45 minutes! It was the best $8.00 we spent on the whole trip.
quite time mjust be extended till at least 12 midnight-get serious, people come to the beach to party and have fun. 10 is for senior citizens and maybe the old farts should consider staying home instead of coming down the shore-
we were 2 adults with 5 teenage girls-we were sitting around the camp fire chilling out laughing and telling stories and we were told we were too loud and it was only 10;20pm on a thursday night
I visited Cape Henlopen State Park in the off-season (January, 2005) when admission was FREE (can't beat that price!). We climbed to the top of the fire control tower and strolled amidst the old ammo bunkers and naval artillery forts... the place had the same kind of feel as Alcatraz, but without the crowds and the expensive ferry ride!
There is ample beach and the facilities are brand new... just about the only thing I didn't like was the map... it was not to scale, and consequently when my wife and I took a "short" cut, we ended up hiking for almost an hour! That said, it is definitely one of the most beautiful and interesting spots in Deleware for those of us who like history and natural beauty.
Cape Henlopen State Park was a family oriented vacation spot. We camped out for a few nights and found the facility clean and comfortable. I went with 4 other women and our children. I do think that the quiet hours can be extended a bit from 10:00PM on the weekends. My girlfriends and I we enjoying the evening telling stories by the campfire when a Trooper arrived saying that another camper complained about our noise. It was 10:30PM Saturday evening. We were not loud and rowdy because we were hoping that our children would retire early.
Lighten a just a tad bit so that campers can camp! Next year, I will rent all the surrounding camp sites! (Problem solved)
Besides, what's a camping trip without a night making smores and telling stories!
Cape Henlopen state park was the best. It had a very clean active enviroment during the day with the observation towers and the beautiful ocean. During the early morning it was quite and peaceful.This state park was one of the highlights of my vacation.Make time for it!!
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