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 also home to the Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Tourists are attracted to this area for bird watching as many birds stop over to eat the eggs of horseshoe crabs as they lay their eggs on the beaches. Along with Broadkill and Pickering beaches, this area is officially designated as a horseshoe crab sanctuary. 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: www.townofslaughterbeach.com


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379 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $374,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 604557

Bayfront Home In Slaughter Beach. 4br, 2ba, Gas Fireplace, Detached Garage.

 

455 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $354,500
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
MLS Number: 611271

Bay Front Beach House!! Direct Beach Access, Knotty Pine Walls, Hardwood Floors, 3br, 2ba, 1st Floor Master, 3 Season Room, Screened Gazebo, And Sunset Deck. Detached 2 Car Garage, Large Grassy Lot, Lots Of Storage, Full Basement. 2 Zoned Central Ac And Heat. Excellent Rental Income.

 

467 Bay Ave, Slaughter Beach, DE

Price: $475,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
MLS Number: 602273

Charming Classic Bay Front Cottage. Enjoy The Peace And Quiet Of Nature. Strong Rental History. Sold As-is And Fully Furnished.

 

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