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About Slaughter Beach

Slaughter Beach is a small village along the Delaware coastline, north of Lewes and just east of the larger community of Milford. The town provides an incredibly appealing quiet, laid-back lifestyle that has attracted a growing population. Available real estate in the community can be hard to come by, as available properties get snatched up quickly.

Real Estate Statistics

Total Listings 7
Average Price $561,886
Highest Price $749,900

Slaughter Beach Real Estate

Slaughter Beach Real Estate

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102 Horseshoe Crab Dr milford, DE, 19963

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106 Isaacs Shore Dr milford, DE, 19963

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478 Bay Ave milford, DE, 19963

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426 Bay Ave milford, DE, 19963

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467 Bay Ave milford, DE, 19963

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  • $625,000
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549 Bay Avenue milford, DE, 19963

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554 White Gull Drive milford, DE, 19963

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Slaughter Beach Community Information

People have lived in Slaughter Beach for a long time. The founding of the small town dates back to 1681, although it would ultimately be incorporated in 1931.

The actual origin of the community’s name is shrouded in a degree of mystery, with a different answer depending on who you ask. One possible original story attributes the name to a local postmaster by the name of William Slaughter. A second, and arguably more interesting origin, comes from the thousands of horseshoe crabs that come here to lay their eggs. The crabs crawl onto the shallow beach, lay their eggs and then die after getting stranded.

Whatever origin you prefer, the Slaughter Beach retains a delightfully low-key, beachfront vibe. The community itself doesn’t have much in the way of amenities, but residents can just make the short trip to nearby Milford for virtually any modern convenience. Lewes can also be found along the coast, just 20 minutes to the south.

Slaughter Beach Real Estate

The vast majority of homes that become available in Slaughter Beach are either right on the water, or just steps away. The village of Slaughter Beach is wedged between the white, sandy beaches of the Delaware Bay coastline and the beautiful protected wetlands just inland. This unique perspective provides a complete panorama of the state’s incredible diverse wildlife and vibrant ecosystems.

Slaughter Beach homes for sale are almost exclusively single-family homes and the majority of these follow the popular Cape Cod architectural styles popular in New England’s coastal region. Although there are plenty of character homes available, the village has seen a good amount of growth necessitated by the growing population. Newer homes are required to be built on stilts, so the available views from these homes are even greater.

The available Slaughter Beach oceanfront real estate provides virtually unrestricted views overlooking the absolutely beautiful Delaware Bay. They also have the added benefit of direct access to some of the best beaches in this part of the state. Slaughter Beach is commonly regarded as a hidden gem among the Delaware coast’s beach communities, and it’s clear why.

Slaughter Beach Attractions & Amenities

As mentioned, there isn’t much to be found in the community of Slaughter Beach itself. The main attraction is the beach itself in addition to the numerous state parks and nature preserves that surround the area. Slaughter Beach itself is a far-cry from some of the more congested beach-resort type communities further down the coast to the south, such as Bethany Beach and Rehoboth Beach. But many make the trip here for that very reason, - the quiet, undisturbed beach is a protected area, well known for its population of horseshoe crabs. In fact, the small crab is the official town symbol, appearing on its flag and welcome sign.

Slaughter Beach even has its own boardwalk. In contrast to the long, wide wooden boardwalks down south, you won’t find a single restaurant, bar or hotel. Instead, the 360-foot Slaughter Beach boardwalk was constructed to inform and educate visitors about the ecological significance of the surrounding marshlands.

When visitors venture further out of town, numerous other parks can be found. This includes the Prime Hook State Wildlife Management Area right on the coast as well as the Milford Neck Wildlife Area just inland.

 

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Listing information last updated on April 21st, 2021 at 10:16pm EDT.