Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park-WW2 towers 001images (1)Cape Henlopen State Park is located in southern Delaware.  If you look at a map of Delaware, the coast curves into a point right before the beach towns.  That point is Cape Henlopen.

The curve forms a natural bay that makes for lovely nearly waveless swimming and wading.  The eastern side of the curve is a typical beach with big waves, fishing, capehenlopenspswimming, and fun in the sun.  The point itself is a restricted nature reserve for nesting birds.

There are several lookout towers leftover from World War II and one of them is open to the public.  It’s worth the climb; the scenery is beautiful from the top and you get a real feeling for what Delaware beaches were like before the beach towns took over: sand dunes leading to trips_lewes_3pine forest.

The Park offers camping as well as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, and swimming.  When Tony comes to visit Vanessa in the book, he opts to spend the week camping since it’s cheaper than a hotel and let’s face it, if Tony can be outside, he will be.  He also uses the Park as an inspiration for a great surprise for Vanessa.images

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