The bayshore itself can be accessed from a number of points in the town of Slaughter Beach, with those on the north end of town (nearer the nature center) often being the most productive for shorebirds and least populated by beachcombers, bathers, and other non-birding visitors. Please take care to not disturb shorebird feeding activity, and be careful to avoid trespassing.
Directions to DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Reserve
(38°56'51.47"N 75°18'53.59"W) From the intersection of Route 1 and Route 36 (Cedar Beach Road) east of Milford, take 36 east toward Slaughter Beach. After 4.5 miles, turn left (NE) onto Lighthouse Road. The nature center is at the end of Lighthouse Road, a distance of about 1 mile. To view the bayshore, return to Route 36, turn left (SE) and cross the bridge over Cedar Creek. Park at one of the first several short beach access roads, e.g., Evans Drive, on the left (E). Walk out to the beach and scan, especially to the left (N), in the direction of the jetty.
Other Birding Sites in the Delaware Bay Coast Region:
- Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
- Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
- Little Creek Wildlife Area
- Ted Harvey Cons. Area - Logan Lane Tract
- Milford Neck
- Slaughter Beach
- Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge