What's Nearby the BC

Explore Avalon & Stone Harbor

90 Minutes from Philadelphia, but a world away.

in the middle of it all

Meet Me At The BC.™

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A Premiere Jersey Shore Destination

Avalon and Stone Harbor are two beach communities that make up a small seven-mile island at the southern tip of New Jersey, about one mile off the East Coast. The island extends one mile further out than its closest neighboring town, which earned it the reputation of being ‘Cooler by a Mile.’ Known for its beautiful white sand beaches, tall dunes and clean, warm Atlantic Ocean water, it is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a restful and relaxing vacation.

The Beachcomber Resort is located at 79th & Dune, sitting right in the middle of the island where the two communities meet. With everything so close by, the Beachcomber can offer the best of both worlds.

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So much to do, as much time as you’d like!

So Many Reasons To Join Us At The Beachcomber Resort

Avalon, New Jersey is quite possibly the nicest beach town on the Jersey Shore. But it’s so much more than just a great beach town. Here are some fun things to do while staying with us.

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Local Shopping & Dining

Within 5 minutes


Stone Harbor’s 96th Street boast lots of little boutiques, novelties, coffee shops & eateries.


Kohler’s Bakery — an Avalon classic, famous for their cream-filled donuts, Philly-style cinnamon buns and coconut macaroons.

Bobby Dee’s Rock ‘N Chair — an Avalon institution, this spot has good food and a great wine list.

Princeton Bar & Grills — another Avalon landmark, it now offers both inside and outside dining. Plus their “P” Shuttle service that will pick you up and drop you off for free!

Tortilla Flats (Mexican) — has both a dining room and take-out

Sea Grille — fantastic seafood restaurant

Uncle Bill’s Pancake House — need we say more?!

The Buccaneer — try the colossal ‘Shipwreck Sundae,’ which features 12 scoops of ice cream and a boatload of toppings all served in a pirate hat.

Springers in Stone Harbor – homemade ice cream in a variety of amazing flavors.

Gluten-Free and Vegan products can be found at Avalon Bagels and other Avalon locations.

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Boardwalks & Other Fun

Within 20-45 minutes


Avalon Boardwalk — at 29th Street, there’s a small stretch of fun places, including the Avalon arcade, a pizza shop and an ice cream parlor. There’s also a skate park and a playground.

The famous Ocean City and Wildwood Boardwalks piers are complete with rides, games, and tacky t-shirt shops.


Golf — the Avalon Golf Club and the Stone Harbor Golf Club are two local favorites.

Mini-Golf — there are several courses in Avalon with Pirate Island on Dune Drive a BC favorite.

Tennis Courts — facilities can be found on the island at 11th and 39th Streets, and at the Stone Harbor Park diagonally across from The Beachcomber.

Bike Rentals — rent a bike and ride the boardwalk (biking permitted in the early morning hours). Check out Harbor Bike & Beach Shop at 9828 3rd Ave. in Stone Harbor.


The Wetlands Institute — enjoy dune walks, kayak tours, bird watching and more.

30th Street On the Beach Concerts – every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 12:00 to 3:00 (in-season), a free concert is given.

Veterans Plaza — all of the concerts are sponsored by the Avalon Public Library and are free to the public.

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Cape May

The Best Day Trip


A day trip to Cape May is always in order when you’re at the shore. From whale and dolphin watching to nature exhibits and museums, there’s SO MUCH to do in historic Cape May. Known for its concentration of preserved Victorian homes, there are plenty of unique shops, street vendors, and fabulous restaurants, too.


Cape May Winery — worth a visit every time you come to the BC! Fantastic food and drink, beautiful grounds and dining among the vines. Truly an experience you won’t forget!


Elaine’s Cape May — Elaine’s is your Cape May place for entertainment, great food, and non-stop laughs! Dinner theater, Themed Dining Experience, Breakfast on the Porch, a Classic Bar, Special Events and more.

Cape May Zoo — Just minutes from Avalon and it’s free for the entire family! This awesome zoo spans over 80 acres and houses over 500 exotic animals. Has a kid’s train and carousel.

Cape May Lighthouse — a classic Cape May destination, you can climb the 218 steps of this fully restored 1859 lighthouse.

Seashore Lines — Take a ride on this restored train line. The kids love it and the scenery is exquisite.

the heart of the beachcomber

The Oasis Pool Deck™

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Gather. Grill. Chill.

When you’re not at the beach or out on the town, pull up a ray of sunshine and enjoy the very best the Beachcomber has to offer. From our beautiful patio overlooking the private pool and 22-person hot tub to our fire pits and gas grills, the Beachcomber’s one-of-a-kind backyard space is what makes every stay one to remember.

Plus, the deck is BYOA: Bring Your Own Anything—steaks and veggies to grill, drinks to mix, a good book or just come to listen to the live music.

Consider this your personal invitation to our Oasis Pool Deck.™ We guarantee you’ll be telling your friends: #MeetMeAtTheBC!

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From the Owners

In 1984, a group of men, women and their families set out to re-establish The Beachcomber as one of the premier rental establishments in the Avalon/Stone Harbor area. Many of us wanted a place close to the beach where we could spend a couple of weeks each year and enjoy of the comforts of home, while also making it available for Spring, Summer, and Fall vacation rentals.

Our Owners Association employs a General Manager, management and maintenance staff on site. Our Board — made up of current Owners — helps represent and guide the Owners Association, and oversees major capital improvements to the property and units. Our ability and commitment to keeping (and raising) the standards high is a direct reflection of our wonderful group of Owners.