Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Horseshoe Crabs and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Date Posted: Friday, October 16th, 2020

Here are three articles on how Horseshoe Crabs are helping with the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. http://www.wboc.com/clip/15145682/horseshoe-crabs-can-be-used-to-test-covid-19-vaccines https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/09/22/how-horseshoe-crab-holds-key-covid-19-south-carolina/5855940002/ http://www.wboc.com/story/42742322/the-role-of-delaware-bay-horseshoe-crabs-role-in-a-covid19-vaccine




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 […]




Delaware Food Bank is in Need of Local Community Support and is Offering Help to All in Need.

Date Posted: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

During the Pandemic many local families find themselves in need.  You can help with food and/or monetary donations, as well as volunteering.  A food drop site is located off Airport Road in Milford.  For more information, please see their website: https://www.fbd.org/   The frigid temperatures have forced many of our neighbors to seek assistance and in […]




TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING March 8, 2021

Date Posted: Saturday, February 13th, 2021

TOWN OF SLAUGHTER BEACH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A public hearing will be held on march 8, 2021 at 7:00 pm for the purpose of receiving public comments ordinances being proposed for adoption.  More information can be found here: SBPublicHear Special Events Ord#21-01_2-12-21_final Overnight parking Ord #21-04_2_12_21_final Intl. Bldg. Code Ord._2_12_21_final Intl. Res. Code Ord._2_12_21_final […]




Special Town Council Meeting 1-07-21

Date Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2020

Special Town Council meeting Jan. 7, 2021 see below for details. 1-07-2021 Slaughter Beach Executive Session Agenda_dbe edits-1  




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