The Lewes Beach area of the Delaware Beaches offers much to see for travelers interested in stunning natural locales, charming amusement parks, ample outdoor recreation, and an intriguing connection to Coast Guard and United States military history. In this regard, Cape Henlopen State Park provides visitors with an experience that is equal parts history and natural beauty. Read on below to learn more about this wonderful attraction in Lewes Beach!

A Scenic Attraction Close to Lewes Beach

Residing on a former military base, Cape Henlopen State Park is now dedicated to giving visitors and locals alike a space for picturesque hiking and biking, picnicking, fun days spent on the beach, sweeping ocean views, incredible annual events and festivals, and even an eighteen-hole disc golf course.

For those searching for a one-of-a-kind picture to remember their stay along the Delaware Beaches by, Cape Henlopen State Park’s observation tower—which dates back to World War II—is a fantastic place to visit. Here, you can uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean, its shimmering waves undulating out across the horizon as far as the eye can see. This view is particularly beautiful if you happen to visit around sunset, as the sun sinks below the ocean and casts vibrantly-hued reflections over the water.

Cape Henlopen State Park is also home to a lovely swimming beach that also includes rentals for umbrellas and Mobi-Mats, which are thirty-foot mats designed to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs and power chairs so that they can enjoy the beach too. Additionally, this area of the park also has a bath house with changing rooms, showers, and even a concession stand. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

If you’re interested in getting your blood pumping while taking in the sights of the park, you can bike along the three-mile loop, or climb to the top of a former military bunker. Hiking trails include the Pinelands Nature Trail and the Seaside Nature Trail, as well as the six miles of beaches.

The park is open from 8:00am until sunset daily.

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