Prime Hook Beach

Prime Hook Beach is a wonderfully serene piece of shoreline perfect for observing wildlife along the Eastern shore.  There are so many great things to do near Prime Hook Beach including swimming, whitewater paddling, golfing, fishing, and boating, which makes this area perfect for the nature lover in you. Nearby places you will definitely want to look into are camping areas, Boat Hole Marina, Plumb Point, and Old Inlet Beach.  The Rookery Golf Course is right down the road from the beach if you are looking for a round of golf.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 under the authority of the Migratory Bird Conservation Act for use as an inviolate sanctuary, or any other management purpose, expressly for migratory birds. It is located on the west shore of Delaware Bay, approximately 22 miles southeast of Dover, the State capital, and 64 miles southeast of Wilmington, Delaware.

The refuge is considered to have one of the best existing wetland habitat areas along the Atlantic Coast. The intensively managed freshwater impoundments have become important stop-over sites for spring and fall migrating shorebirds and wading birds. Endangered and threatened species management activities provide habitat for the Delmarva fox squirrel, nesting bald eagles and migrating peregrine falcons.  Neotropical land birds passing through utilize the refuge's upland forested habitat during the fall and spring. The refuge's 10,000 acres are a diverse landscape featuring freshwater and salt marshes, woodlands, grasslands, scrub-brush habitats, ponds, bottomland forested areas, a 7-mile long creek, and agricultural lands. These cover types provide habitat for approximately 267 species of birds, 35 species of reptiles and amphibians and 36 different mammals. 

Public use at Prime Hook provides compatible wildlife-oriented recreational opportunities. Since the signing of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, appropriate public uses of the Refuge System include six major wildlife-dependent recreational uses and are: hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, photography, environmental education, and environmental interpretation. The Refuge is open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset.

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Clifton Shores Drive, Milford, DE

Price: $797,000
MLS Number: 596331

Want Space?7x Larger Than Typical Beach The 4th Home To Build Here-center Lot. 1.31 Acres On Del Bay Is Very Rare.only 1 Row Of Homes,bordering Wildlife Refuge To The West.great Sunrises On Your Porch &unobstructed,gorgeous Sunsets On Your Deck. 115'of Beach &deeper Than A Football Field


8939 Shore Dr, Milford, DE

Price: $689,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 597819

Direct Bayfront Living With Unobstructed Views Of The Wetlands Of Primehook Wildlife Too ! Well Thought, Continually Updated Home With New Siding, New Roof, New Decking, Enclosed Bayfront Porch, New Kitchen, Tile Flooring Throughout Living Areas. Every Detail Makes Perfect Sense -


9191 Shore Dr, Milford, DE

Price: $575,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 600185

Beautiful Water Front Home On The Delaware Bay With Views Of The Prime Hook Wildlife Area. Could Be 3 Bedrooms. One Is Used As An Office.


9272 Shore Drive, Milford, DE

Price: $350,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
MLS Number: 586767

This Lot Is Located At The Corner Of Oak Street And Shore Drive. Oak Street Runs From Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge All The Way To The Beach. It Is A Public Road Affording Residents Direct Access To The Beach And Bay Less Than 200 Feet From The Front Door Of This Home.


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