Surf Fishing

Surf Fishing at Cape Henlopen State Park

Surf fishing is a popular year-round activity along the Cape Henlopen's ocean beaches. Dune crossovers allow pedestrian and vehicle access to the designated fishing areas. A surf fishing vehicle permit is required in order to drive onto the beach. Permits are available online, at various retail locations, and at the park office.

NOTICE: The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier is closed to the public until further notice. The all-wooden pier, built during World War II, has been closed due to its deteriorating pilings. Delaware State Parks is actively working towards repairs to allow for public access.

Download Cape Henlopen's Surf Fishing Maps