James Farm Ecological Preserve, Ocean View

#8 of 19 in Wildlife in Delaware
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Owned by Sussex County and managed by the Delaware Center for the Inland Bay, the James Farm Ecological Preserve is an oasis of wild land on Indian River Bays, located near Bethany Beach on Cedar Neck Road.

(HOURS: Dawn - Dusk, 365 days / year)
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  • I’ve been a regular visitor to the Bethany Beach area for over a decade and this summer was the first time I found out about James Farm! I visited twice, once with my fiancé and once with family...  more »
  • My boys and I visited briefly while traveling through the area. It was recommended by a friend. So glad we checked it out! The trails through the woods are clean, well-maintained, and easy to walk...  more »
  • A great place to swim and walk around. Trails in very good condition, and you can actually swim out very far until you cannot stand. You can see a lot of horseshoe crabs as well as other wildlife, like clams. Overall, I like this place a lot because it is a hidden gem, and not discovered by the public yet. A great place overall.
  • Great views. Wide paths. Maintained very well. Peaceful!

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