Avalon

Like a page out of Pleasantville, things are just nicer in the beach town of Avalon.
 
The town’s slogan, "Cooler by a Mile," refers to its position one mile farther into the Atlantic than other barrier islands in the state, but you may feel like you’re a hundred miles away from the busier beach towns.
 
Dune Drive is filled with one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants. Stop by Kohler’s Bakery for habit-forming sticky buns or The Princeton, with a swank restaurant and bar in front and a rocking local band scene in the back.
 
Rent a bicycle at Hollywood Bicycle Center and pedal the wide streets or rent a kayak at Moran’s Dockside.
 
The beautiful white-sand beaches are backed by stately dunes (note that it’s illegal to climb them). All but a few blocks of the island's shoreline are fronted by large, well-spaced homes that give the area the feel of an exclusive private enclave.
 
There’s a half-mile boardwalk for strolls and bike rides as well as public tennis courts, basketball courts, a skate park and large playgrounds.
 
Learn More About All Avalon Has To Offer.
 
 

Location

United States
39° 5' 26.2824" N, 74° 43' 54.3" W
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The Pier in Avalon
Avalon
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Like a page out of Pleasantville, things are just nicer in the beach town of Avalon.
 
The town’s slogan, "Cooler by a Mile," refers to its position one mile farther into the Atlantic than other barrier islands in the state, but you may feel like you’re a hundred miles away from the busier beach towns.
 
Dune Drive is filled with one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants. Stop by Kohler’s Bakery for habit-forming sticky buns or The Princeton, with a swank restaurant and bar in front and a rocking local band scene in the back.
 
Rent a bicycle at Hollywood Bicycle Center and pedal the wide streets or rent a kayak at Moran’s Dockside.
 
The beautiful white-sand beaches are backed by stately dunes (note that it’s illegal to climb them). All but a few blocks of the island's shoreline are fronted by large, well-spaced homes that give the area the feel of an exclusive private enclave.
 
There’s a half-mile boardwalk for strolls and bike rides as well as public tennis courts, basketball courts, a skate park and large playgrounds.
 
Learn More About All Avalon Has To Offer.
 
 


 Don’t Miss:

• Fresh food to go from Oceanside, Avalon or Sylvester’s seafood.
 
• The Buccaneer for ice cream and nightly magicians, jugglers and musicians.
 
Nature Lovers:
The Wetlands Institute (in neighboring Stone Harbor) is devoted to teaching about the delicate ecosystems of NJ’s sensitive shore areas and marshes and how to preserve them.
 
Find aquariums, a terrapin center and a trail through a salt marsh and, in summer, Back Bay kayak trips and dune walks.

 

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