Destination guide

Hitting the New Jersey shore

A pretty oceanfront town on the New Jersey shore, Avon-by-the-Sea lives up to its name, and is an ideal spot for a beach vacation. You can enjoy the local shops and restaurants, wander the boardwalk, enjoy the smooth sands, or visit the many attractions in the Jersey Shore area. Avon-by-the-Sea vacation rentals range from impressive waterfront residences with their own private docks, to cozy beach houses with beautiful ocean views – so you're sure to find something to suit you.

Things to do

Family fun in Avon-by-the-Sea

A short drive north from your Avon-by-the-Sea vacation rental, you'll find the beachside Asbury Splash Park at Asbury Park. This is a great place to come if you have kids in tow, and the small park is also home to a boating lake with pedal boats to rent. Kids will also love the boardwalk and aquarium at Point Pleasant, 20 minutes to the south. If you're staying at your Avon-by-the-Sea vacation rental without the kids, and don't mind a slightly longer drive, the boardwalk, casinos, and nightlife of Atlantic City can be reached in just over an hour.


Basking in Avon-by-the-Sea

From your Avon-by-the-Sea vacation rental, you can explore the town on foot or by bike quite happily. A stroll along the beachfront boardwalk, past the elegant pavilion is a definite rite of passage when visiting. Then, head to the beach itself to relax on the wide expanse of soft sand. The Atlantic Ocean waves are perfect for enjoying the fantastic surfing, swimming, kayaking, or windsurfing opportunities of New Jersey. Or, charter a boat for another fun, family-friendly activity – whether you fancy enjoying a spot of deep sea fishing, or whale and shark spotting.


Avon-by-the-Sea through the seasons

A perfect summer vacation destination, Avon-by-the-Sea enjoys pleasant summer temperatures into the 70s and 80s from June into September. At either end of the summer season, spring and fall are great times of year to visit because you can enjoy the boardwalk, beaches, shops, and restaurants without the summer crowds. While some shops and restaurants do close over winter, and temperatures will drop, winter can also be a rewarding time to book an Avon-by-the-Sea vacation rental if you enjoy romantic, windswept walks on the beach.

Natural features

Get back to nature in Avon-by-the-Sea

Avon-by-the-Sea sits beside the Atlantic Ocean, but it is also sandwiched between other bodies of water. On the south side of town, the Shark River Inlet, which connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Shark River, is a popular fishing spot. To the north, Sylvan Lake is just 1.2 miles in circumference, but its tranquil waters are home to a variety of wildlife and fresh water fish. Further inland, a 20-minute drive away, the Allaire State Park has miles of scenic hiking and biking trails and a renowned, restored 19th-century ironworks.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Avon by the Sea

The nearest airport is in Belmar, NJ (BLM-Monmouth Executive), located 5.7 mi (9.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.), which is 35.5 mi (57.2 km) away.

Where to stay around Avon-by-the-Sea?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 764 vacation rentals near Avon-by-the-Sea. From 606 Houses to 82 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Avon-by-the-Sea for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Avon-by-the-Sea?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Avon-by-the-Sea:

  • Ocean Grove: 228 vacation rentals
  • Ortley Beach: 446 vacation rentals
  • Normandy Beach: 170 vacation rentals
  • Dover Beaches North: 152 vacation rentals
  • Ocean Beach III: 106 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Avon-by-the-Sea?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Avon-by-the-Sea. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Seaside Heights Beach: 1,625 vacation rentals
  • Jenkinson's Boardwalk: 1,541 vacation rentals
  • Seaside Park Beach: 1,585 vacation rentals
  • Mantoloking Beach: 1,481 vacation rentals
  • Bay Head Beach: 1,514 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Avon-by-the-Sea listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Avon-by-the-Sea?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 606 Houses in Avon-by-the-Sea. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Avon-by-the-Sea include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 82 rentals available
  • Cottages: 48 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 48 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Avon-by-the-Sea?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 120 vacation rentals with pool available in Avon-by-the-Sea. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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