Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K has been Cancelled

Date Posted: Friday, March 8th, 2019

This years “Running from the Greenheads” 5K has been Cancelled do to concerns over COVID-19.  Next years race has been scheduled for May 2, 2021.        Harry Ward (right) Mayor of Slaughter Beach, DE presents the proceeds from the town sponsored “Run from the Greenheads” 5K race and Cinco de Mayo festival to […]




Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey and Training Session Canceled

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey and Training Session have been canceled this year.   2020 Annual Slaughter Beach Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Since 1990, surveys have been conducted of horseshoe crabs spawning in Delaware Bay. Despite the horseshoe crab’s importance to the ecology of the Delaware Bay, little is known about its population status.  Spawning surveys […]




July 4th Regatta Update

Date Posted: Friday, June 22nd, 2018

    All, Just a short note of reminder regarding the 11th annual Slaughter Beach Sail Club Regatta as well as a couple of other great notes: Remember, the Regatta is on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 10:00 AM. It is at Delaware Avenue, North. Lots of fun stuff for the kids and adults who […]




The Town of Slaughter Beach has closed it’s public areas from Friday, 7/31/2020 at 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM, Monday 8/3/2020.

Date Posted: Friday, July 31st, 2020

  The Town of Slaughter Beach has closed it’s public areas from Friday, 7/31/2020 at 9:00 PM until 6:00 AM, Monday 8/3/2020. This beach closure is due to an abundance of caution on the Town’s part, given the known threat of a large gathering within our public beach area scheduled for the weekend. This threat […]




No Town Election This Year

Date Posted: Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Town election information for 2020 There will be no Town election this year. The seats of Kathy Lock, Bob Wood, and Gary Plescia were up for election and they were the only ones to file letters of intent.




S.B. Purple Martin Survey

Date Posted: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

SLAUGHTER BEACH PURPLE MARTIN SURVEY   The relationship between humans and purple martins began hundreds of years ago when Native Americans would put out gourds to attract purple martins so they would eat insect pests that could ruin their crops. In the eastern United States, purple martins now nest exclusively in man-made structures – without […]




Reminder, Slaughter Beach follows Delaware Leash Laws

Date Posted: Sunday, May 31st, 2020

Slaughter Beach follows Delaware’s Leash Law which requires a dog to be on a leash and under control at all times. More information about Delaware Dog Laws can be found here: Delaware Dog Laws 2020_Final




Notice of Public Hearing for Code Revision on June 8th.

Date Posted: Friday, May 22nd, 2020

TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING    A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 8, 2020 AT 7:00 PM AT THE MEMORIAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY FIRE STATION LOCATED AT 359 BAY AVE, SLAUGHTER BEACH, DELAWARE, FOR THE PURPOSE OR RECEIVING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCES BEING PROPOSED FOR ADOPTION: (1) AN […]




Sussex County Coronavirus Community Testing Now Thru May 4th

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

Here is a post that outlines the testing locations, dates, and times for the community testing sites that are happening with the hospital partners. Coronavirus Testing Sussex County April 28 thru May 4 2020  




Shopping on Amazon to support Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute

Date Posted: Monday, December 9th, 2019

 If you do any shopping on Amazon, please go to AmazonSmile and select Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute as your charity of choice.  They will donate back a percentage of your purchases to us.  It doesn’t cost you anything-it’s a charitable donation on their part.  Please feel free to spread the word to others […]




Santa Claus is Coming to Town Dec. 14th.

Date Posted: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Please mark your calendar.  Santa Claus is making his annual visit to the fire house on December 14th at 7:00 p.m.  There will be milk and cookies and other goodies for all good little girls and boys.      Please plan on arriving around 6:30.     We hope to see you there.     




Make Sure You are Recycling the Right Way

Date Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2019

The State reminds you to make sure you recycle the right was.  Here to two guides with helpful information. How To Recycle Guide 2019 web HowToRecycleFlyer_2019  




Nov. 11th Council Meeting Postponed

Date Posted: Monday, November 11th, 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances, tonight’s Slaughter Beach Town Council meeting is being cancelled, as we would be unable to form a quorum of 3. We will reconvene, next Monday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m   Regards Harry Harry Ward Mayor, Town of Slaughter Beach