About Avalon

Avalon, New Jersey

A small but popular resort in Cape May County, the town of Avalon is one of the Jersey Shore’s most affluent communities, located on the white sandy 7 Mile Beach.

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About Avalon, New Jersey

Quiet throughout the fall and winter months, the population of Avalon increases during the hot, humid summer months when visitors come for a weekend retreat or longer vacation.

Thanks to its small size, most beaches and attractions in Avalon are within easy walking distance. Having said that, there are reliable shuttle buses available to take you from A to B, as well as cabs – or you could always rent a bike to explore the town at your own pace.

The resort has a family-friendly feel, even after dark, and because the police force in Avalon is so strict, the town is very safe, even if you’re travelling solo.

If you’re travelling with younger kids, you’ll find plenty of options for dining out in the town, from casual diners serving hot dogs and pizza to cozy cafes for sandwiches and beachfront restaurants with fresh fish and seafood.

What to do in Avalon, New Jersey

Avalon lies on the 7 Mile Beach, so take some time out to stroll along (or laze on) the seven miles of fine, white sand, or take a dip in the ocean. If you’d prefer something a bit more active, you can go kayaking, boating, swimming or surfing at most beaches – 30th Beach is the best spot for surfers.

A few miles from the town center, Cape May County Park and Zoo is a great spot for a family day out. Admission is free and there are attractions including an aerial rope course and wildlife carousel, as well as the animals themselves, including black bears, red pandas, tigers and more.

Nightlife here is lively, whether you opt to dance until dawn at a club, listen to live music in a cozy pub, dine out at one of the many restaurants or just enjoy a family game of mini golf.

Top travel tips for Avalon, New Jersey

The nearest airport is Atlantic City International Airport, 35 miles from Avalon center. Car rental is available at the airport and is a good idea if you’re planning on getting out of town and exploring the local area.

For shopping, Avalon’s downtown district is home to some of the finest designer boutiques as well as all your favorite retail stores. There are some more unusual independent shops, too, where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs of your trip.

Glorious white sandy beaches, plenty of family-friendly activities and world-class shopping ensure Avalon deserves its place as one of the Jersey Shore’s most popular travel destinations.

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