- Beaches, Hiking, Recreation Type
- 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
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Located about 2 miles north of Rehoboth Beach along the coastline, the Cape Henlopen State Park offers a much quieter stretch of sand for swimming, as well as fishing spots and hiking trails. One of the most popular trails (as well as the one closest to Rehoboth Beach) is Gordons Pond. The nearly 3-mile-long trail offers a scenic overlook that locals and visitors say is an ideal place for spotting birds and wildlife. The beach is another area of the park that's popular with locals. It offers a bathhouse, beach umbrella rentals and is handicap accessible. The state park also provides campgrounds, a bait and tackle shop and seasonal horseback riding.
You can reach the Gordons Pond parking area by taking Ocean Drive north from Rehoboth Beach. Another entrance is available a mile east of the Cape May–Lewes Ferry. The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset. Daily entry fees cost $5 for Delaware registered vehicles and $10 for out-of-state vehicles. For more information on all the park has to offer, check its website.
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