Slaughter Beach

Slaughter Beach is a family oriented, Nature Beach and the northenmost Delaware Bay Beach in Sussex County.  When temperatures warm in the spring, baby Diamondback Terrapin turtles begin emerging from their nests on the beach and start making their way to the marsh.  Keep an eye out for them as they cross the road!  If you see a hatchling in the road, please place it in the grass on the marsh side. Also keep an eye out for the large female terrapins that leave the marsh looking for sandy nesting areas on the beach side.  

Slaughter Beach is home to the Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Along with Broadkill and Pickering beaches, this area is officially designated as a horseshoe crab sanctuary. This in turn has createad a hotspot for bird watching as many migratory birds stop over to eat the eggs of horseshoe crabs on the beaches.  Because Slaughter Beach is such an important area for the continued survival of horseshoe crabs and the migrating birds that depend on their eggs, the town has adopted the horseshoe crab as its official town symbol.  Some of the Horseshoe Crabs are “tagged” for research purposes.  

Slaughter Beach is located in Sussex County with a year round population of approximately 210.  The Town was incorporated in 1931 and has a charter, with codes and ordinances, to be followed.  In the spring of 2004, the town proudly declared itself a Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary and adopted the Horseshoe Crab as its official symbol.  The Town is located in the 18th Senatorial District and the 36th Representative district.  Milford School District is the district of attendance for children of school age living in Slaughter Beach.  The unstaffed town office is located on the 2nd floor of the Fire Hall and is handicapped accessible. The town phone number is (302) 424-7659 (please leave a message) and the email address is  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The Town’s website is:

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0 Passwaters Drive, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $44,500
MLS Number: 711883

Build Your Dream Home On This Corner Lot In Slaughter Beach. Quiet Area Near The Water. 0.17 Acres. Lot Is On The Corner Of Passwaters Drive And Sandpiper Drive.


24397 Bay Avenue, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $275,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 720417

Looking For That Special Get-away At The Beach. Well Pack Your Bags And Come Check Out This Raised Rancher With 360 Degree Views From Every Window Of The Home. Step In The Front Door Into Your Very Upgraded Kitchen With All The Appliances And A Picture Window Over The Sink With The Most Spectacular View Of The Canal And Bay. A Large Rear Deck And Walkway Around The Entire Home With Views On The Marina Within Walking Distance Where You Can Rent A Boat Slip For Your Vessel. Walking Distance To Slaughter Beach! Don't Let This One Get Away, Schedule Your Personal Tour Today!


440 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $250,000
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
MLS Number: 728710

This Cute And Cozy Cottage On The Marsh-side Of Slaughter Beach Is Only Steps To The Bay And Features A Huge Two Care Garage, And A Large Backyard For Entertaining, And Stunning Sunsets Over The Marsh. Enjoy Stunning Sunsets From Your Backyard. The Backyard Also Features A Garden Shed, Paver Patio And Fire Pit, Garden Pod. Fenced Backyard And Partially Fenced Front Yard. Bring Your Boat, Kayak, Paddleboards, Or Rv, There Is Plenty Of Room! Nature Lovers And Bird Lovers Will Love This Cute Property Overlooking The Marsh. Public Beach Access, Community Tennis Courts And Baskbetball Courts Located Down The Street From This Cottage And Also The Slaughter Beach Marina. The Property At Some Point Was A Two Bedroom Converted To 1 Bedroom For A Very Large Bedroom. Septic Permit Is For 2 Bedrooms! Septic New In 2010.


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