A TRULY beautiful seaside community Avon by the Sea is nestled between Sylvan Lake and the Shark River Inlet. Avon by the Sea has a spectacular beach, and a wonderful boardwalk and a pavilion for dining. Avon has been called the best kept secret of the Jersey Shore for years and years. There are ONLY about 2000 year round residents. However, the beaches draw countless visitors each summer, A popular spot is The Columns restaurant, which is open ONLY in the summer season and offers dining and dancing and is kind of a neighborhood bar. Avon is a wonderful little beach town. Only being about 6 blocks square, there is SO much to do right in town or very nearby. There are truly stunning beaches. A beautiful boardwalk with VERY distinctive three- globe lamps. There are fantastic restaurants, and unique little retail shops,
This fabulous community has an active recreation department and offers year round activities for children and seniors. Soccer, basketball, swimming and tennis programs are offered. Avon by the Sea is home to the infamous “Pond”, an outdoor ice skating rink started by local residents.It is here where the family can free skate and hockey games are also played. Season skating badges are $45.00 for the season.
Avon by the Sea has a town pool available with badges to town residents. Pool badges are available for purchase at the Avon Borough Pool and from 10:00AM to 3:30PM ONLY.
Whether you are looking for a small ocean front studio, a townhouse, or a spectacular luxurious single family home, this town offers it all. (but it’s not cheap)
The Avon Beach is open year-round. Lifeguards are on-site weekends beginning Memorial Day weekend and full-time on mid-June through Labor Day.
The Avon-By-The-Sea School District consists of one very highly rated public school, Avon Elementary School, for grades K-8, enrolling approximately 160 students per year. For high school, public school students attend either Manasquan High School or Asbury Park High School. In addition, students can attend Red Bank Regional High School, or one of the five academy nationally-ranked schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District. There are also a variety of private and parochial schools at both the elementary and high school levels in the immediate area.
If you are looking to enjoy the shore and want to escape for a few days. Avon offers some truly amazing bed and breakfasts. Enjoy the summer breeze from the window and stroll the boards as often as you’d like. Check out a few of these local favorite places to stay!
Must obtain a beach badge before entering beach and while on the beach.
The entire stretch of beach/boardwalk is no more than 7-8 blocks. All street parking is free however entering the beach is not. Daily badge: $12.00, Season badge: $100, Junior (12-18) or Senior (65+) season badge: $55.00. 11 and under are free. The beach is officially open on June 16th when lifeguards will be on duty from 9 AM to 5 PM. Restrooms are located on the boardwalk at Lincoln Ave and Norwood Ave. Avon has a number of Beach Rules and Regulations, such as alcoholic beverages are prohibited, Bikes and roller blades are not permitted on the boardwalk and Smoking is only permitted on the boardwalk and designated beach smoking areas. Click here for the full list of Beach Rules and Regulations.
Seasonal badges and daily wrist bands can be purchased only at the beach at the Sylvania Ave., Washington Ave., and Norwood Ave. tag booths weather permitting.
There are truly some fabulous place to dine in Avon. There are wonderful sit down restaurants in the area, but there are also plenty of places to grab just a quick treat or something sweet. Take a peek at some of these top places for a bite!
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