Leave Cape Henlopen State Park alone

September 30, 2022

The thought of a 6,000-square-foot restaurant in Cape Henlopen State Park is cringe-worthy. Overbuilding and commercialism of beach locales is the very reason they lose their tranquil beauty. Capitalism and progress are great, but some endeavors are just too much to the point of diminishing returns.

Lewes and Rehoboth already have a dizzying array of restaurants up and down Route 1. Isn't that enough? No, it is never enough, because we always have to have more and more. We can never be denied.

Going to the beach and being in nature should be enough without having to add other dopamine hits, such as excessive food and alcohol. I include myself in this gluttonous quest for constant comfort. Our spirits need to deny our flesh and just bathe in God's ethereal beauty of nature.

Please leave Cape Henlopen State Park alone. Please do not add a restaurant. This could produce trash, unnatural smells and possibly rodents, noise and irrational alcohol-induced dramas.

Maria Foster  


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