Cape Henlopen State Park offers beautiful sandy beaches, ocean swimming, and a perfect chance to get some sun. This particular park houses 16 miles of cycling trails, so if you are a bike enthusiast, then this is the way to go. These trails are primarily crushed gravel, so make sure your bike has the right type of tires. Canines are not allowed on these trails, nor are pedestrians.
Overnight guests are going to have a field day with the 72 sites that are available. These campsites come equipped with water and electrical hookups, so you shouldn't have to rough it too hard. In addition to these sites, 44 primitive camping areas come with a fire pit and parking spot. In recent years, five cottages have also been built to house larger parties who want a more relaxed experience.
If you are looking to make this trip with your canine, verify that they're up to date on all vaccinations, and make sure to bring along proof. Visitors should also make sure that they keep any canines on an 8-foot leash or shorter. Cape Henlopen State Park has a thriving watersports community, with kayaking and canoeing being the primary activities.
Rentals for both of these types of vessels are available at the park's central offices, with either a half day or full day options available. The State of Deleware requires all individuals who are renting and using vessels to have gone through the state's water safety course. More information on this can be found on the Deleware State Parks' website.
Swimming is free for all visitors, and during the warmer months lifeguards regularly staff the cordoned off swimming regions along the beachfront. Cape Henlopen State Park specifically offers "mobiMats," a way for less abled persons that are normally wheelchair bound to experience the water as well. More information on these mobility options are available on the park's main website. Canines are barred from any public swimming areas.