Bridge Closure on Rt 36 to Vehicle Traffic – Indefinite Period of Time

Closure of Cedar Creek Drawbridge
JULY 15, 2022 -- Officials with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) said today that the Cedar Creek Drawbridge (on SR36 east of Milford) will be closed to vehicle traffic for an indefinite period of time due to a mechanical failure.
Workers were able to manually raise the bridge to allow marine traffic on Cedar Creek to freely move under the span. However, with the bridge in the open position, motorists trying to access the area via Cedar Beach Road (SR36) will have to use a detour.
DelDOT engineers have not yet determined the extent of the problem and are currently unable to provide an estimated repair time.
Vehicle Traffic Detours
• SR1 Southbound: Continue along SR 1 SB and make a left onto Slaughter Beach Road then continue Down Slaughter Beach Road and take access to Bay Road north or south.
• SR1 Northbound: SR 1 NB make an early right onto Slaughter Beach Road then access onto Bay Road north or south.
Message boards have been placed at four locations leading into the area to alert motorists of the situation.
The above message was copied from a State Representative on Facebook.

Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check

Do you need a Vessel Safety Check?  Adrian Morris of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will be in Slaughter Beach on Saturday May 28th from 10 am - 2 pm hosting Vessel Safety Checks.  Contact Adrian for more information or to schedule an inspection. Call 302-503-1317 or email:  Please call the Marina to have your boat placed on a work rack that day for inspection.  It is your responsibility to contact Adrian to set up the inspection.  Thank you.

Click link for a flyer:   Coast Guard Safety Check

Vessel Safety Checks May 29, 2021

May 29, 2021 from 10 am - 2 pm the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is hosting a Vessel Safety Check Station at Slaughter Beach Memorial Fire Co., 359 Bay Ave, Milford, DE

Marina customers may contact Ernie Stevens at 240-472-8659 or to arrange to have their Vessel Safety Check completed at the Marina. 

Please click link below to view the flyer for more information.

Coast Guard Vessel Safety Check


Bridge Closure May 3 – 17, 2021

Below is the information that was emailed to us from the Town of Slaughter Beach regarding the bridge closure May 3 - 17, 2021:

Maintenance Work Will Require the Closure of the Bridge over Cedar Creek-Sussex County

 Traffic Information:  DelDOT announces to motorists that their contractor will be performing repairs on the bridge over Cedar Creek on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road between Lighthouse Road and Wells Road.

The closure will occur at 7 a.m. on Monday, May 3 until 11 p.m. on Monday, May 17, pending weather.

Detour Routes:

Motorists traveling east on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road will be detoured south on Route 1 to Slaughter Beach Road northeast to Bay Avenue.

Motorists traveling west on Route 36/Cedar Beach Road will be detoured south on Bay Avenue to Slaughter Beach Road onto Route 1 and take Cedar Creek Road eastbound.

Detour signage will be posted for motorists. At all times, residents will have access to their homes but may need to take the posted detour route.

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Cedar Creek Marina’s 2020 Spring Newsletter is now available online.  Click here to read it.


  • Both Cedar Creek Marina and Cedar Creek Marine Center will currently remain open during the Covid-19 outbreak.  We ask that you please use your best judgement when planning a visit to us.  Our thoughts and prayers are will all of those that have been affected by this.  Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.  
  • Cedar Creek Marina, Milford, DE  Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8am - 4pm through March 31;  April 1 - May 15 open 7 days a week 8am - 4pm; please see the newsletter for the remainder of the year
  • Forklift Service resumes on April 1st
  • Closed April 12th for Easter
  • Please get your service requests in as soon as possible so that your boat will be ready for the spring.  
  • Keep an eye out here on the blog for more information about what we are doing around the marina this spring. 
  • Cedar Creek Marine Center, Seaford, DE is open year round Tue. - Sat. 9am - 5pm


You can also subscribe to our email list and receive our newsletter, and other important information in your inbox.  

Safe Boating Classes – Spring 2020

You may click on the image above for a printable copy of the flyer. 

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be holding Safe Boating classes at the Elks Lodge in Milford, DE this spring.  You will have three dates to choose from.  The cost of the class is $10 per person. 

This course will cover: getting to know your boat, getting underway, operating your boat safely, legal requirements of boating, what to do in boating emergencies and enjoying water sports with your boat.  Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a State of Delaware Boating Safety Certificate by mail.  This certificate is required for boaters born after January 1, 1978. 

Call Mike Geletej with any questions or to make your reservations now:  302-212-9880


2018 Change in Flounder Limits in Delaware

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced that the summer flounder minimum size has been reduced to 16.5 inches for recreational anglers, half an inch less than the previous 17-inch minimum size. Summer flounder season remains open year round and the possession limit remains at four summer flounder per person per day.

The minimum size was reduced to comply with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Addendum XXVIII to the Summer Flounder Fishery Management Plan. The size change was adopted through an emergency regulation due to insufficient time to adopt the regulation through the standard regulatory process before flounder move into Delaware waters this spring. The required standard regulatory process to adopt the regulation, including a public hearing and comment period, is being initiated.

Fishing Report

By Eric Burnley Sr.*

Updated: May 25, 2017

DELAWARE BAY It has not been a great spring season for keeper rockfish in the lower Delaware River and Upper Bay. The constant rain and wind have made for dirty water as well as discouraging many anglers from even going fishing. A scattering of keepers has been caught at the Yellow Can, 4L and 6L buoys, the Augustine Jetty, Dobbinsville and the pier at Woodland Beach. Bunker chunks and bloodworms have been the prime baits. It is still possible that there are some large females left in the river, but I find it more likely that all have gotten past during the bad weather. Not that it makes us feel any better, but the trophy season in the Upper Chesapeake was not that good either.

Fishing Report


By Eric Burnley Sr.*

Updated: May 11, 2017

Dirty water, high winds and rain continue to hamper the striped bass bite in the Upper Bay and Lower Delaware River. Even when the weather allows boaters to get out, the dirty water has made catching difficult. Some success was reported at the 6L and 7L buoys on cut bunker used as bait and chum.

Fishing Report

Fishing Report 

By Eric Burnley Sr.*

Updated: May 4, 2017

DELAWARE BAY The number of keeper rockfish caught from the Lower Bay increased over the weekend as more big stripers left the spawning grounds and headed for the ocean.  Most of these fish were caught by anchoring up and chunking with fresh bunker while soaking cut bunker at various depths. The Yellow Can and the 6L buoy were the most frequently mentioned locations. A few big rock were also caught from shore at Augustine Beach and from the pier at Woodland Beach. Bloodworms and cut bunker worked from shore.