Sea Isle/Strathmere   Avalon/Stone Harbor   Wildwood   Cape May
Somers Point Linwood/Northfield Upper Township EHT Township


Avalon and Stone Harbor  


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AVALON’S CLAIM THAT IT IS “COOLER BY A MILE” results from the fact that it extends one mile further into the ocean than the other barrier islands. Avalon is a quiet, relaxing resort town. The white sandy beaches are not crowded and the ocean is clean and cool. Here you can enjoy walking in the water, splashing in the surf, building sandcastles by the water's edge or reading a good book. Or you can just sit with your feet in the water and enjoy the sights and sounds of the breaking waves and the seagulls as they soar overhead. Whatever your choice, this is where you want to be......

High dunes protect the beaches. By planting special grasses and natural foliage in these dunes, beach erosion has been minimal. The beaches are further protected by not allowing trespassing on them and by using walkways at the street ends to access the beach. Beach tags  Beach tags are required here. Not only does Avalon pride itself on its beaches, but the town also has beautiful parks and playgrounds which is maintained by private citizens. There is always something to do in this town and their calendar of events is full of fun and exciting things for everyone in your family to enjoy.

Beaches
 

Avalon - Cooler by a Mile 
 
 
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According to the Washingtonian Magazine, Avalon is the "best beach in New Jersey" because of its gentle surf, natural dunes and attentive lifeguards. Because special grasses have been planted in these dunes, Avalon beaches do not get the beach erosion that plagues the other coastal towns when a big storm hits. So while enjoying these spacious beaches. you can jump the waves, laze in the sun, build sandcastles by the water's edge or collect seashells and at the same time be "cooler by a mile"

Bathing and swimming are permitted only at protected beaches where lifeguards are on duty

Lifeguard Hours
10am-5pm Memorial Day thru Labor Day 

The protected beaches are 9th, 15th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th, 30th, 32nd, 35th, 38th, 40th, 43rd, 50th, 57th, 61st, 65th, 69th, 73rd, 76th, and 78th Streets

The use of rafts, surfboards and catamarans are permitted only at designated beaches

Raft beaches are 12th, 18th 24th, 28th, 35th, 40th, 50th, 61st, 69th, and 78th Streets

Catamaran beaches ($100.00 License required) are 44th through 48th Streets

Surfing Beaches 
30th St & between 10th & 11th Streets 

Beach Regulations:

Handicap Access to Beach
Beach Patrol has sand wheelchairs available. No charge. Call Patrol 967-7587 

Beach Tags are available and can be purchased in the booth outside of
  • Community Hall Friday - Sunday (call 609-967-3066), or
  • at the beach by one of our friendly attendants
 
2008 Beach Tag Rates

Season Pass - $19.00 - for the season if purchased on or before June 1
$24.00 - after May 31st

Weekly Pass - $12.00

Daily Pass - $6.00

Avalon and Stone Harbor beach tags are valid at either resort beach

Halfway between Ocean City and Cape May is one of the finest resorts on the whole New Jersey coast - Stone Harbor. It shares the barrier island with Avalon.

Avalon occupies the northern end of the island and at 80th Street, Avalon ends and Stone Harbor begins. Together they share 7 miles of pristine beaches and sparkling clear ocean water. Beach tags are required.

Visitors all over South Jersey flock to Stone Harbor to enjoy a unique shopping experience. Quaint shops of every genre can be found here from boutiques to souvenir stores. Most of the shopping is located along 96th Street and offers a great variety of shops.While you are in town, make sure to check their calendar of events for more choices on what to see and do.

Great seafood restaurants are plentiful in both Avalon and Stone Harbor as well as pizza shops and ice cream parlors. Whatever your mood or desire, you can find it here.

Sometimes it does happen while on vacation and if you do not feel well, there are great doctors on the island and Cape Regional Medical Center (formerly Burdette Tomlin Hospital) is just a few miles away.

Stone Harbor not only cares for your needs but cares for the environment also and has dedicated 6,000 acres of coastal wetlands for the preservation and education of the ecosystem  - The Wetlands Institute. As you enter Stone Harbor from the causeway, you pass this educational facility. You can learn even more about ecosystems from this government site.

The municipality of Stone Harbor has also dedicated 21 acres of valuable property for the safety and nesting of herons - Stone Harbor Bird Sanctuary. It is registered as a National Landmark by the National Park Service and thousands of herons can be seen here.

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Beaches

The beaches in Stone Harbor and Avalon are some of the finest in the whole South Jersey Coast. This seven mile stretch of white sand is clean, well guarded and not as crowded as other surrounding beaches. The water is crystal clear. Truly this is one of the finest places to vacation.

Beach Tag information - Stone Harbor and Avalon have interchangeable beach tags. They can be used at either location. Seasonal tags $24 - Weekly $12 - Daily $6

Tag income is used for the cost of lifeguards, beach maintenance etc. so that you can enjoy the sun and sand safely  Avalon beach information  

Swimming only beaches: 81st, 86th, 90th, 95th, 102nd, 103rd, 105th, 110th, 116th and 120th Streets - rafts and boogie boards not permitted

Swimming and rafting beaches: 83rd, 87th, 94th, 100th, 108th and 117th Streets

Surfing beaches: 108th and 110th Streets

Kayaking beaches: 122nd  to 126thStreets

RESTAURANTS
Back Bay Seafood - 8305 3rd Avenue # 1 - (609) 368-2022 

Back Yard Restaurant - 220 81st Street - (609) 368-2627 

Bk's Big Fish & Barbeque - 261 96th Street # 116 - (609) 368-0900 

Blue Eyes Restaurant - 9800 Third Avenue - 368-8000

Bradley's Steaks & Hoagies - 10725 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-2039 

Bread & Cheese Cupboard - 246 96th Street - (609) 368-1135 

Casa Damici - 206 97th Street - (609) 368-1303

Coffee Talk - 299 97th Street - (609) 368-5282 

Cream & Co - 266 96th Street - (609) 368-6525 

Dairy Queen - 326 96th Street - (609) 967-5150 

Damiris Dockside Restaurant - 315 96th Street - (609) 368-5454

Donna's Place - 10700 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-7100 

Elliott's Eatery - 95th & Third Avenue

Fish Tales - 9836 3rd Avenue - (609) 967-3100 

Flip Flops and Bikini Tops - 261 96th Street - (609) 368-5858

Green Cuisine - 302 96th Street - (609) 368-1616 

Harbor Light Cafe - 271 96th Street - 368-3788

Henny's Restaurant - 9628 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-2929

Italian Garden Pizza & Family - 9700 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-0656 

Kuishimbo - 330 96th Street - (609) 967-7007 

Mack's Pizza - 8301 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-6224 

Mackrones Pizza - 8301 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-6224

Marabella's Family Restaurant - 9426 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-5037 

Nicky D's Italian Water Ice - 261 96th Street - (609) 368-2551 

96th Street Pizza Co - 254 96th Street - (609)368-0096

9820 - 9820 Third Avenue - 368-4744

Pat's Lunch - 1105 Stone Harbor Boulevard - (609) 465-6379

Peace A Pizza - 9709 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-3990 

Peppinos Famous Pizza - 214 96th Street - (609) 368-1200

Pollys Place - 9627 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-8421

Samiches - Harbor Square Mall - (609) 368-4565 

Shore Bites Restaurant - 9500 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-2323

Skimmers On The Bay - 9709 Third Avenue - (609) 368-2000

Springer's Homemade Ice Cream - 9420 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-4631 

Stone Harbor Pizza - 315 96th Street - (609) 368-5454 

Summer Place-A Family Restaurant - 9800 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-6033

Sundaes Ice Cream Parlor - 9716 3rd Avenue - (609) 368-0813

T J's Pizzeria - 96th Street - (609) 967-3300 

Trattoria Giuseppe Ristorante & Pizzeria -
9702 Third Avenue - (609) 368-0300

Tridi-Jo's Italian Restaurant - 206 97th Street - (609) 368-1303 

Uncle Bill's Pancake House - 304 96th Street - (609) 368-8129 

Yvette's Cafe - 221 96th Street # S20 - (609) 368-1855 

SHOPPING

At Home Interiors - 9720 Third Avenue - 368-1617
Atlantic Books - 261-96th Street - 368-4393
Barrie Shoes - 9501 Third Avenue - 368-8200 Barrier Island Trading Post - 9501 3rd Street - 368-1415
Bellanova -
Woman's Apparel - 218 96th Street - 368-0606
Bread & Cheese Cupboard
- 246 96th Street - 368-3084
Breezin' Up
- 264-96th Street -  368-3310
Calypso Nature and Nautical Shop
  - 268 96th Street - 368-2002
Captain Deckens Inc - 214 96th Street - 967-5355
Christina's of Stone Harbor - 300 96th Street - 369-1771
Colors - 231 96th Street - 368-4447
Coventry Crossing Flowers and Gifts - 9716 Third Avenue - 368-4949
Crabtree & Evelyn - 9712 Third Avenue - 368-6548

Cream & Co- 266 96th Street - 368-6525
Dorothy Carrol Gifts and Fine Arts -
Corner of 109th and 3rd Avenue - 368-7200
Douglass Fudge - 9412 Second Avenue - 368-3875
Emjay Gift Shop - 9414 Second Avenue - 368-1227

Endeavor
Trading - 9825 Third Avenue - 368-6384
Fiesole
- 9834 Third Avenue - 368-5055
Free Shop - 266 96th Street - 368-5874
Frog and Toad Shoppe - 9500 Second Avenue - 368-2800
Fudge Kitchen - 272 96th Street - 368-3003 

Graphic Images - Harbor Square Mall - 368-0019
Happy Hunt - 9720 Third Avenue - 368-5734

Harbor Bike and Beach Shop - 9828 3rd Avenue - 368-3691
Harbor Fabric
- 346-96th Street - 368-2831
Harmony Bay - Unique Jewelry & Gifts - 227-96th Street - 967-HBAY
Hoy's Five and Ten - 219 96th Street - 368-4697
The Irish Pavilion - 9508 Third Avenue - 368-1112
In the Bag - 9817 Third Avenue - 368-7277
Inspiration Gallery - 270 96th Street, Stone Harbor - 368-5399
Interiors by Coastline - 365 96th Street - 967-7050 Irish Pavilion - 9508 Third Avenue - 368-1112
Island Girl
- 9501 Third Avenue - 368-4166
Island Pursuit - 262-96th Street - 368-5556

Island Studio Paint Your Own Pottery
- 261 96th Street, Suite 118, Harbor Square Mall - 368-6500
Jewelry Studio - 250 96th Street - 967-4653
Just Bead It - 9631 Third Avenue - 368-0400
Klothes Kove - Cape May Mall and 248-96th Street - 368-1570
Lace Silhouettes - 9504 Third Avenue - 368-1259

Laura's Fudge Shop - 9412 Second Avenue - 368-1308
Little Egg Harbor Soap Company - 97th Street - 967-9500
LJ's Creative Crafts - Baskets, Party Favors and Cookies - (609) 926-7338
Love the Cook - Kitchen/Entertaining Pieces - 9506 Third Avenue - 967-5252
Making Waves - 233 96th Street - 368-5813
Mimi's Suncatcher - Men's and Ladies Sportswear - 95th St and Second Avenue - 368-6131 or 368-3488
Moxie Boutique - Clothing for the Shore Lifestyle - 304-96th Street - 368-2150 and 390-9643
Murdough's Christmas Shop - 256 96th Street - 368-1529
Neptune Gifts
- 280 96th Street - 368-5131
Neptune's Jewels - 235 96th Street - 368-5588
New Image - Men's and Women's Apparel - 96th Street
Ocean Galleries - 9618 Third Avenue - 368-0200
Olive Tree
- 211 96th Street, Stone Harbor - 368-1612
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XOXO Gallery - 9727 Third Avenue - 368-2100
Paisley Shop - 9422 Third Avenue - 368-3449
Paisley Christmas - 9512 Third Avenue - 368-7873
Pappagallo - classic and updated sportswear and accessories - 237 96th Street - 368-6141
Paw Prints - 281 96th Street - 368-3700
People People
- 9810 Third Avenue - 368-3355
Pete Smith's Surf Shop - 96th and 3rd Avenue - 368-3663
Rattles to Ribbons - 356 96th Street - 368-5958
Riptide East
- Distinctive College and Resort Wear, Kids Wear, Game Hats - 9704 Third Avenue - 368-3222
Sand Pebbles Art Gallery - 324 96th Street, Stone Harbor - 368-6150
Sea Oats - 9510 Third Avenue - 368-0200
Sea Weeds by the Sea
- Boutique of Rags and Treasures for the Discriminating Woman - 9506 Third Avenue - 967-4242
Seashore Ace - 260 96th Street - 368-3191
Seaspray Clothing - 99th St. and 3rd Avenue
Second Time Around Bookstore - 9501 3rd Avenue - 368-1415
Separately Swimwear - Harbor Square Mall - 967-0300
Shirt Shops of NJ Inc - Stone Harbor Mall - 368-2614
Shore Designs - Stone Harbor Mall - 967-9155
Sign of the Dolphin Boutique Inc - 276 96th Street - 368-1525
Small Crafts Advisory - 9803 3rd Avenue - 368-1930
Southern California Art Co - 221 96th Street -  368-8830 
Springer's Ice Cream - 9420 Third Avenue - 368-4631
Stephanie's Private Collection
- 255 96th Street - 368-0575

Stone Harbor Art
Stone Harbor Bath and Body - 220 96th Street - 368-2992
Stone Harbor Candle Company - 261 96th Street - 967-1400
Southern California Art Co
- 221 96th Street, Stone Harbor - 368-8830
Summer House Design Group, Inc
- 9723 Second Avenue - 368-9675
Summersault - 229-96th Street - 967-5744
Sun Catcher Surf Shop - 9425 96th Street - 368-3488
Sunglass Menagerie - 9505 Third Avenue -  368-7000

Tanir's Fashions - Stone Harbor Mall - 967-9400
Terry Ivory - 257 96th Street - 967-4138
Tiger Lily - 9502 Third Avenue - 967-4300
Toy Safari - 221 96th Street - 368-3900
Trendz - 209 96th Street - 368-3313
Victorious - Antiques, Estate Jewelry - 9718 Third Avenue - 967-9222
Wave One Sports- 221 96th Street - 368-0050
What's in the Bag? - 9817 Third Avenue - 368-7277
William Ris Galleries - 940 2nd Avenue - 368-6361
Zebop - 261 96th Street - 967-7755

 

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