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About Avon by the Sea


Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey is a four season, seaside, Victorian community located on the Atlantic Ocean - just 60 miles from New York City and Philadelphia.

If you love the sea, Avon-by-the-Sea is the place for you. Avon is surrounded by three different bodies of water. To the north is Sylvan Lake, the quiet home of our famous swans. The southern border of town is the busy Shark River inlet where you can watch our drawbridges and a parade of boats come and go. On the east is the mighty Atlantic Ocean where you can enjoy the rolling surf, laughing gulls and gentle sea breezes.

Avon-by-the-Sea has much to offer vacationers and day visitors. Avon's clean, white sandy beaches are a great place to relax, swim and bask in the summer sun. Our fine restaurants and quaint shops will round out your "day at the beach."

In the quiet seasons our non-commercial boardwalk, replete with Victorian lamps, benches and pavilions, is a wonderful place to stroll and unwind. Fishing, boating and scuba diving are year 'round activities in Avon-by-the-Sea.

If you are looking for a relaxing respite or leisurely vacation, come and stay in one of our Bed & Breakfast Inns. You can experience old-fashioned charm, serene hospitality and start your day with a healthy, generous breakfast. Our friendly, knowledgeable innkeepers will greet you with a smile and share their favorite "secret places" to explore. Avon B&Bs are centrally located to the best New Jersey shore activities and are an excellent hub for a short or extented seaside vacation.

Come to Avon-by-the-Sea and discover the shore's best kept secret.