Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Council’s Corner

As we head in to the summer months and our prime season, here in Slaughter Beach; a few items come to mind about our great little community.

  • Please drive the speed limit or lower. Our town will be much busier over the next few months, with children, adults and pets walking Bay Avenue, as well as all of the access roads. It would be a terrible tragedy to have an accident occur because one of us was “in a hurry”.
  • We have had a number of visitors added to our community due to our position(s) on maintaining our environment as well as educating others on the importance of the beach, marsh, rivers, creeks and farmland. If you get an opportunity to discuss this with these visitors, please add to their knowledge with some shared knowledge about the area from you – our most important community asset. These visitors typically love hearing about the area from friendly residents and property owners.
  • Take some significant time to enjoy the area’s many wonderful assets. I know I personally find myself caught up in the day-to-day activities, and sometimes don’t take the time to just kick back and enjoy Slaughter Beach and southern Delaware. My family and I have been coming here for only 15 years or so, but we still are amazed by the area’s many wonderful assets. Our big issue is now finding the time to enjoy these assets. My own commitment to myself and family is to simply find the time to enjoy this area, just as I did 15 years ago. Dupont Nature Center, Abbott’s Mill, our Boardwalk, our local breweries, and of course our harbor and beach are waiting for you. I know of no other bay beach on either side of Delaware Bay that has as many assets and is so well maintained as Slaughter Beach. I am incredibly proud of this fact. All of our residents and home owners are so fortunate to own a little piece of this paradise.

Lastly, I want to thank all of our residents who volunteer for so many of our community efforts. Beach cleanup, road cleanup, landscaping, Town meetings and functions, all of the many efforts with road maintenance, osprey nest “plantings” and so many other things. This includes the many area Fire Company members. We are blessed with our own, Memorial Fire Company and I know how much this team is appreciated.  

Swing by and support the Fire Co’s. July 6th breakfast and let them know how much their efforts are appreciated.

Have a wonderful summer


Harry Ward

Mayor, Town of Slaughter Beach

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