When Visiting Rehoboth Beach Delaware, Visit Cape Henlopen State Park

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The historic Henlopen Lighthouse no longer helps to guide ships through the bay waters, but the two stone “breakwaters” barriers off the point of the Cape, completed in 1869 and 1901, still form a safe harbor for boats during rough seas.  Cape Henlopen remains in the public domain as a Delaware state park.

The historic Henlopen Lighthouse no longer helps to guide ships through the bay waters, but the two stone “breakwaters” barriers off the point of the Cape, completed in 1869 and 1901, still form a safe harbor for boats during rough seas.  Cape Henlopen remains in the public domain as a Delaware state park.

Cape Henlopen’s beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays. When travelers visit Rehoboth Beach, many do not realize there are trails offering hiking and biking exploration.

A designated swimming beach, accessible from the Lewes entrance to the park, provides lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day (schedule may vary depending on staff availability).

While there, visitors can visit the newly-renovated Seaside Nature Center.  Spend time with the family and kids observing stingrays, horseshoe crabs and other species up close and personal. They offer a wide variety of programs for both children and adults.  

Nature Center Hours

  • Mid-June through Labor Day
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Fall and Spring
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • November through March
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

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