James Farm Ecological Preserve, Ocean View

#7 of 19 in Wildlife in Delaware
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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  • We love this place, been there 3 times, waiting for bug season to end to go again. Bugs are ferocious now, but there’s plenty of other wildlife to see there. Start walking across the street, take that...  more »
  • Hubby and I walked the trail to the bay. Nice walk through the woods, watch for the red markers to get back to the parking area from the water. Spent about 45 minutes. Quiet and peaceful! Use bug spra...  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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