Stone Harbor NJ Brief History:
Stone harbor, like many New Jersey Shore towns, was mainly a fishing and hunting area for the first several hundred years of its existence under English rule. Many of these towns, including Stone Harbor, were first developed as a tourism destination in the late 1800’s. The pristine beachfront property known as Stone Harbor was purchased by a wealthy Philadelphia investor, and started to flourish as an upscale getaway for wealthy vacationers from Philadelphia and New York.
Situated between The Wildwoods and Atlantic City, Avalon & Stone Harbor share a barrier island named Seven Mile Beach. Stone Harbor comprises the south side of the island. The entire island sits a mile seaward than other shore towns, giving Stone Harbor a reputation as a beach with delightful ocean breezes and great for surfing and boogie boarding. Seven Mile Beach boasts the highest sand dunes on the Jersey Shore, but be careful not to get too close. There are fines for walking on or lying in the dunes, as they are the home of many environmentally protected plants and small animals.
Stone Harbor has a quiet, upscale atmosphere. Here you’ll find small boutique stores and several establishments for fine dining. There are no commercial amusements, and many families find evening enjoyment in walking to town for ice cream. Stone Harbor is a perfect spot for those who wish for a quiet beach as well as plenty of wildlife sanctuaries and world-class bird watching. Visitors to this sparkling beachfront on the New Jersey Shore may also visit nearby Atlantic City or Wildwood for exciting nightlife and boardwalk activity, or take a day trip to Cape May to experience Victorian charm.