Parks & Recreation
Lewes Beach is situated in close proximity to a number of parks, beaches, swimming areas, fishing and camping sites, and miles of biking, hiking, and nature trails. Lewes Beach is located on one side of Cape Henlopen, making it convenient for residents to venture from the beach to the state park. Rehoboth Beach is located on just the other side of the Cape.
Cape Henlopen State Park and its popular beaches draw thousands of visitors each year for ocean fun and sunbathing. Featuring a modern-day bathhouse replete with changing areas and showers, a picnic area, 18-hole disc golf course, basketball courts, and permit-only hunting areas for the winter, it?s no wonder why many residents and out of town visitors enjoy coming to this state park. If you?re looking to take a stroll or hike around Cape Henlopen, a three-mile long paved trail looping the park will take you to a World War II Observation Tower and an old military bunker. Or, if you prefer the more scenic route, the Seaside and Pinelands Nature Trails along with the six mile stretch of beach along the Atlantic coast cannot be missed.
Historic Attractions & Museums near Lewes Beach, DE
Residents of Lewes Beach and the surrounding areas will want to check out the Zwaanendael Museum, which is dedicated to the history of Delaware and its early Dutch settlers. Travel to the city of Lewes and you?ll find that notable historic homes of interest such as the Fisher-Martin House, Colonel David Hall House, Early Plank House and Ryves Holt House are popular places to tour. While you?re at it, complete your historical structures tour of Sussex County by visiting the Lewes Presbyterian Church, Saint Peter?s Episcopal Church, Lewes City Hall, and Thompson Country Store.
Residents of the Lewes Beach area will be pleased to know that their children?s educational needs will be provided by the Cape Henlopen School District. Cape Henlopen School District is made up of Cape Henlopen High School, two middle schools (Beacon and Mariner), four elementary schools (H.O. Brittingham, Milton, Rehoboth, and Richard Shields), and Sussex Consortium.
For students and adult learners who are ready to move on to a much more collegiate learning environment, area colleges and universities include the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Goldey-Beacom College, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. Other nearby institutions of higher learning includes Salisbury State University in Salisbury, MD; University of Maryland-Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, MD; Atlantic Cape Community College in Mays Landing, NJ; and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in Pomona, NJ.
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