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Avalon's Attractions

Boardwalk

Avalon has a half-mile wooden boardwalk. It is located between 21st and 32nd Streets. The boardwalk runs along the beach in a residential area. There is a very small commercial area consisting of a pizza shop, ice cream parlor and arcade at 29th Street, as well as a restaurant at 32nd Street. Bikes are permitted on the boardwalk from 5:00 am – 10:00 am daily. Motorized bikes, skateboards, roller blades, scooters and mopeds are not permitted on the boardwalk at any time.

Fishing / Boating

Fishing Areas

There are several public docks in Avalon at the following locations:

8th Street Fishing Pier, 20th Street and 5th Avenue, 22nd Street and 6th Avenue, 23rd Street, 24th Street and 5th Avenue, 33rd Street, 37th Street, 53rd Street, 57th Street, 80th Street, 21st Street Island, 25th Street Island, Ocean Drive Boat Ramps at 53rd and 80th Streets

Fishing Charters

Avalon Fishing Center – 14th Street and Ocean Drive

Nev-R-Enuf Sport Fishing – 14th Street and Ocean Drive

Bait and Tackle

Moran’s Dockside Bait & Tackle and Hoagie Shop – 14th & Ocean Drive

Avalon Hodge Podge – 2389 Ocean Drive

Boating

Miss Avalon – Fishing charters, party cruises and dolphin and nature cruises)

Golf Courses

Avalon Golf Club – 1510 Route 9, Cape May Courthouse

Laguna Oaks Golf Course – 600 Bayberry Drive, Cape May Courthouse

Pines at Clermont Golf Club – 358 Kings Highway, Clermont

Cape May National Golf Club – Route 9 & Florence Avenue, Erma

Ocean City Municipal Golf Course – 26th and Bay Avenue, Ocean City

Heritage Links Golf Course – 1375 Shore Road, Ocean View

Shore Gate Golf Club – 35 School House Lane, Ocean View

Cape May Par 3 and Driving Range – 29 Fulling Mill Road, Rio Grande

Sand Barrens Golf Club – 1765 Route 9 North, Swainton

History / Museums

Avalon History Center – 215 39th Street

The Avalon History Center is operated by the Avalon Historical Society. This museum is located in the Avalon Free Public Library at 215 39th Street. The History Center’s collection includes thousands of photographs, objects, and memorabilia that tell the story of Avalon’s residents, places, and events. Displays also include a 1925 Avalon Lifeboat where visitors can get in and take photos. The Center plays an active role in promoting knowledge about Avalon’s history. There are many events to connect visitors to Avalon’s past, including a meeting every 3rd Thursday at 11:00 am for tea, cookies & a stroll down Avalon’s memory lanes. The History Center is open every day except Sunday, year-round.

Library

Avalon Free Library – 235 32nd Street

Library cards are available for free to residents and property owners.  All other cards are $20 per person.  The library provides free and open access to first class collections, services and programs that ispire, inform and enrich.

Mini Golf

Go Fish Mini Golf – 2418 Dune Drive

This sealife-themed course offers 19 unique holes, weekly specials, live music, open mic nights, and social media discounts.

Pirate Island Golf – 2738 Dune Drive

With 3 locations down the shore (Avalon, Ocean City and Sea Isle), each Pirate Island offers 18 holes that take you on a journey through theme-park like attractions of animated pirates, caves, waterfalls, suspension bridges, and pirate ships – a unique adventure for all ages.

Nature / Wildlife

Avalon Dune and Beach Trail – Dune Drive between 44th and 48th Streets

The Avalon Dune and Beach Trail provides the opportunity to walk through the remnants of a maritime forest so that visitors can experience both freshwater and saltwater environments, hardy forest trees, shrubs, grasses, dunes and the beach.

Spas

7 Mile Island Massage
This unique massage service comes to you at home, at work or on vacation.

Fusion Salon Avalon – 3007 Dune Drive
This salon offers haircuts, styling, makeup and waxing services.

Michele’s Salon and Spa – 2345 Dune Drive
Michele’s offers services for hair, skin, nails and body. Special packages are available, such as sea spa escape and weddings.

Spa Avalon – 2488 Dune Drive
Spa Avalon is a full-service day spa and massage therapy practice offering facials, massages, waxing, manicures and pedicures.

Summer Breeze Nails and Spa – 3003 Dune Drive
This salon offers manicures, pedicures, gel enhancements, and waxing.

Sunstone – 2123 Dune Drive
Sunstone offers a variety of massages, health and wellness services and yoga.

Sports / Recreation / Playgrounds

Recreation

Between 8th and 12th Streets, Avalon has a recreation complex which includes baseball fields, tennis courts and a playground.

Playgrounds

Playgrounds can be found at the following locations: 8th & Ocean Drive, 30th & Avalon Avenue Beach, 39th & Dune Drive and 74th & Ocean Drive.

Tennis Courts

8th and Ocean Drive and 39th and Dune Drive.

Shopping

Avalon’s evolving shopping district offers an enjoyable downtown location to browse through unique shops or take a break from shopping to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Located along Dune Drive between 20th and 33rd Streets, here you will find specialty boutique shops offering clothing, home décor and beach supplies as well as surf shops, art galleries and much more. Some of the seven-mile island’s best eateries are within these 13 blocks so make sure you plan a lunch or dinner either before or after your shopping excursion. And don’t forget to check out some of the side streets where additional shops and restaurants can be found.

Theater

Avalon Players – Avalon Elementary School (show in July/August)

Avalon Players is a summer theater program in Avalon that puts on a production each summer in late July/early August. Participants are usually between the ages of 6-15.

Watersports

Kayaking

Moran’s Dockside Bait and Tackle – 14th and Ocean Drive

Standup Paddleboard

SUP Guy – delivery to 57th and Bay; call (609) 435-4129 to book

Surfing Lessons/Rentals

Elation Surf Camps – 30th Street Beach

Avalon Surf School – 20th Street Beach

Waterskiing and Wakeboarding

H2O Sports Avalon – 885 21st Street

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