New Jersey April 28, 2018
This Unspoiled Beach Town In New Jersey Is Like A Dream Come True
I wouldn’t say any of New Jersey’s beaches are spoiled…all are perfect to me! However, some can get a little rowdy and sometimes it’s nice just to relax. One of our sleepiest towns lies adjacent to Stone Harbor (another incredible destination) and offers a nice escape from the booming boardwalks of places like Asbury Park & Point Pleasant.
Welcome to Avalon, New Jersey. The town's slogan is, very fittingly, "Cooler by a mile."
Located on Seven Mile Island, the town neighbors Stone Harbor and is situated between Ocean City, Wildwood and Cape May.
According to New Jersey's tourism board, the town's slogan refers to its position one mile farther into the Atlantic than other barrier islands in the state.
One of the most affluent Jersey Shore communities, the Washingtonian even named Avalon the 'chicest beach' in the mid-Atlantic.
The town may not have funnel cakes and amusement rides, but it does have a 1/2-mile boardwalk for scenic strolls and bike riding.
There are also public tennis courts, basketball courts, a skate park and large playgrounds to enjoy.
You'll find shops, restaurants, bakeries and cafes along Dune Drive, including the beloved Kohler's Bakery.
Check out that line! Other local favorites include The Princeton, a bar, grill and entertainment venue offering live music on weekends and Sundae Best Homemade Ice Cream.
Other Avalon attractions include Pirate Island Mini Golf, Greyhound Poker Palace Arcade, Miss Avalon Fishing Charters and the Avalon History Center.
The history center is a delightful place to learn all about Avalon. Its collection includes thousands of photographs and objects that tell the story of Avalon’s "residents, places, and events." Visit on the third Thursday of each month for Tea Time - tea, cookies and conversations about Avalon's past.
Though the town has just around 1,500 residents, the population swells in summer months. It's definitely a must-visit seasonal destination.
There are several lodging options here, including the top-rated Icona Golden Inn.
The resort offers endless amenities including a bistro, beach bar, beach yoga, balconies, pool and planned events including Bingo Nights and Bocce Ball Tournaments.
Have you visited Avalon? What do you love most? To learn more about neighboring Stone Harbor, New Jersey,