Cape Henlopen State Park and Seaside Nature Center
42 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE 19958
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Nature Education, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
This park attracts thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. The Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park is open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from September 6 through June 14, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 15 through September 5. The Nature is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays from December-February. The Nature Center is located in the old stockade at Fort Miles. Its many exhibits and displays include five 1,000-gallon tanks with local fish, a touch tank with marine invertebrates and exhibits that explain the different habitats within the park. You can shop the Nature Store and even borrow a free bike from our Friends Park Pedal program for a great ride around the park!