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Cape Henlopen State Park


Lewes, Delaware
Cape Henlopen State Park Website

(302) 645-8983


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After visiting the nearby City of Lewes Beach on the Delaware Bay, this dog wanted to experience a beach on the Atlantic Ocean.  So we visited Cape Henlopen State Park. 

 

Since our visit was prior to May 1st there were no restrictions where I could go except for the northern point of the cape.  This area is a bird nesting area and off-limits year round.  Starting May 1 and through the fall, different portions of the beach are off-limits to dogs because of bird nesting.

 

We enjoyed several hours walking along the beach.  From near the north point we walked 2 miles south and back.  We passed several fisherman who could park on the beach with their sports fishing license.  Most of these fisherman had their favorite dog with them.

 

There were several other dogs enjoying beach walks too.  We would have preferred to visit this park more had the out-of-state daily pass not been $8.00 (in-state was $4.00).  There were several trails and other sites we would have liked to explore but were just as happy with free access to the City of Lewes Beach.

Prospect's SignatureVisited April 25, 2011  10:30am

Cape Henlopen State Park


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Cape Henlopen State Park


Our Beach Walk

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We walked this 2-mile path along the beach and enjoyed a great day by the ocean.  There is a lot more beach to the south that we did not see.

Cape Henlopen State Park

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Parking Lot


We parked as close to the north point as we could.

0.5 Mile


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0.7 Mile


Here there is beach access via a boardwalk from a larger parking lot.  Thus, this point is the center of a lot of beach activity.

1.5 Mile


During our dog walk we noticed a large sand dune that was a prominent landmark.  After 1.5 mile south of where we parked and about 3/4 mile south of the boardwalk we arrived at this large sand dune.

2.0 Mile


2 miles south of where we parked and about 1.25 mile south of the boardwalk we came to this popular spot.  There was lots of beach activity and many surfers in the water.

Cape Henlopen State Park


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