, New Jersey was voted as having the safest swimming out of thirty beaches visited by “The Washingtonian Magazine.” The magazine also called it the “best beach in New Jersey,” with its gentle surf, natural dunes, wide beach and good lifeguards. This lovely beachside community in southern New Jersey has become a premier family-oriented vacation spot, and makes a beautiful, comfortable yachting destination as well. Avalon offers a beautiful white sand beach, excellent fishing and crabbing opportunities, a number of parks and playgrounds, golf, swimming, boating, sailing and more. Just minutes down the coast from Avalon takes you to historic villages with cultural events, antique shopping, beautiful gardens and restaurants with some of the most delicious seafood on the east coast. Avalon is also home to “Wildwood Boardwalk,” which has games, souvenir shops and rides for the whole family. Conveniently located just thirty minutes from Atlantic City and three and a half hours from Washington, Avalon makes a wonderful destination for the yachting enthusiast looking for a quiet, convenient location for a fun family outing, or a peaceful stop on an Atlantic coast yachting excursion.