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.
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Dune Drive is filled with one-of-a-kind stores and restaurants. Stop by 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.