Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Bayshore Initiative

A cooperative effort between the Delaware Bayshore Initiative and the Town of Slaughter Beach is in the works to bring a new interpretive sign to the Town. The Town and DBI are working together to bring the following information to the public via the sign. If all works out, the sign will be placed between the bathhouse and the pavilion slaughter beach concept.

Delaware Bayshore Initiative

Extending from Pea Patch Island in New Castle County to the City of Lewes in Sussex County, the Delaware Bay shoreline is widely recognized as an area of global ecological significance. Its expansive coastal marshes, shoreline, agricultural lands and forests provide diverse habitat to many species, including migratory shorebirds. Birders and biologists from around the world come to central Delaware to witness the annual spring spectacle of more than a half million shorebirds taking a rest stop to dine on eggs laid by spawning horseshoe crabs.Learn more about the Bayshore Initiative.