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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591 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $324,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
MLS Number: 709984

Great Price! Great Location! Water Front Home On The Bay In Slaughter Beach. This 3br, 1.5ba Home Has Great Lighting, Two Decks, Large Living Room, Sunroom Overlooking Water, And 2-car Attached Garage. Plenty Of Parking, Great Beach Access, Great Views!


100 Marina Dr, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $314,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 711325

Great Home In Slaughter Beach! This Home Is Move In Ready And Is Being Sold Furnished! Great Water Views Of The Bay! Move-in Ready! This Home Has 3 Bedrooms And 2 Full Baths, Screened In Porch With Water Views, Rooftop Deck, Gas Fireplace, Fenced In Yard, And Large Master Suite With Water Views. You Don't Want To Miss This One!


Isaacs Shore Dr, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $299,900
MLS Number: 622516

New Gated Community Of Southern Pointe Shores In Slaughter Beach. Over 0.75 Acre Water Front Lot Overlooking The Delaware Bay. Just Outside Milford And Minutes From Lewes And Rehoboth Beach.


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