Our Top 10 Things To See And Do

Our Top 10 Stone Harbor & Avalon Recommendations

Here are our favorite things to see and do in Stone Harbor & Avalon.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.

1. Enjoy The Gorgeous Beaches

60th & 86th Street Beaches sit roughly in the middle of 7 Mile Island with Avalon to the north & Stone Harbor to the south. 60th Street Beach is gorgeous and is also a protected beach (meaning its protected by members of Avalon Beach Patrol), a raft beach (use of rafts is permitted), and near a surf beach (surfing is permitted at 63rd Street beach).

Avalon Beach InfoStone Harbor Beach Info

2. Plenty Of Family Activities

Ocean City Boardwalk & Rides, Ocean City Waterpark, Wildwood Boardwalk & Rides, Aqua Park in Stone Harbor (Island Water Sports)

Ocean City Boardwalk WebsiteAqua Park Stone Harbor Website

3. Stone Harbor Recreation Center Activities

Stay active at Stone Harbor Recreation Center (82nd St) which has basketball courts, tennis courts, soccer fields and offers many programs open to the public including yoga, zumba, cardio for seniors, and more including the always popular surf camp (offered daily from mid june-sept).

Stone Harbor Recreation Center Info

4. Excellent Golf Courses

There are several excellent public & semi-private golf courses within 30 minutes of both villas. Some of our favorites are Avalon Golf Club, Blue Heron Pines Golf Club, and Greate Bay Country Club.

5. Cape May County Zoo

Take the family to the Zoo which provides free year-round admission to a collection of >550 animals representing 250 species in 85 acres of exhibits. The Zoo is less than 15 minute drive from both villas.

Zoo Website

6. Fabulous Restaurants

Peter Shields Inn, ReedsDiving HorseCongress HallLobster House are some of our favorites

7. Fishing / Boating

Enjoy outdoor sports like fishing, kayaking, boating and water skiing in the calm back bay waters or charter a boat for some ocean sportfishing. 

Fishing / Boating Activities

8. Shopping

More than 100 specialty shops line 96th Street in Stone Harbor and Avalon’s “downtown” boasts a similar number of shops to satisfy your shopping pleasure. 

Stone Harbor Chamber of CommerceAvalon Shopping

9. Wetlands Institute

Visit the Wetlands Institute, and enjoy the beautiful gardens. You can see various native plants, enjoy the boat rides, kayaking and live animal interactions here. Understanding and conserving wet lands is the mission of Wetlands Institute.

Visit Wetlands Institute

10. Atlantic City Trip

Enjoy the casinos, shows, outlet shopping of Atlantic City which is only ~40 minute drive from Villa Lil & Villa Char

Explore AC