Avalon NJ Brief History:
In 1584, King James 1 of England granted the Province that is now known as New Jersey to Sir Walter Raleigh. Mainly a fishing and hunting area for the next 200 years, this pristine piece of land was sold as Avalon 1722. The 3,000 acres of unspoiled property on the Atlantic Ocean continued to be used primarily as fishing and hunting area until the late 1800’s, when a developer from Philadelphia had the vision to turn it into a resort destination. Gaining a reputation as one of New Jersey’s most beautiful beaches, Avalon would enjoy a tremendous rise in tourism over the coming century.
Situated between The Wildwoods and Atlantic City, Avalon & Stone Harbor share a barrier island named Seven Mile Beach. Avalon comprises the north side of the island. . The entire island sits a mile seaward than other shore towns, making it a delightful spot to enjoy cool ocean breezes or great waves for surfing. Seven Mile Beach boasts the highest sand dunes on the Jersey Shore, which makes the perfect home for plants and small animals that are indigenous to the area.
Avalon has a quiet, upscale atmosphere, with small boutique stores and several establishments for fine dining. There is no commercial boardwalk on Seven Mile Beach, and most of the island’s guests rent houses for a week or more. Avalon is a perfect destination for families and those who wish for a quiet beach as well as plenty of wildlife sanctuaries and world-class bird watching. Visitors to this beachfront oasis may also visit nearby Atlantic City or Wildwood for exciting nightlife and boardwalk activity.